Ralph Murphy Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
This year’s Gala Awards (See winners HERE) had a new format. Dinner was served cocktail party style and then the awards and artist performances took place in a theater setting. During the evening beloved Ralph Murphy was formally inducted into Canada’s Hall of Fame. Apparently he had been asked to keep his remarks to three minutes and he jumped on that idea saying that as a songwriter he had been writing in that time frame his whole life. “Only a dumb ass takes more than three minutes to say something,” said Murphy quoting his friend, the late Harlan Howard. Murphy received congratulatory emails from Garth Brooks, ASCAP’s Paul Williams and artist Randy Bachman among others.