LOGAN, W.Va. — “America’s Got Talent” winner and West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. has listened to his fans comments and is releasing his first Christmas CD.
It’s called Christmas Made For Two and it’s being released this month. Murphy said it contains music that will both entertain and bring out the Christmas spirit.
“I wanted to swing but I also wanted to keep it traditional and down to earth where every household can play my Christmas CD and sing along with it,” he said.
The CD features many musicians from the Mountain State and was recorded in Huntington. Murphy said it was no easy task creating a Christmas CD.
“Especially when it’s not the season,” he said. “To really sing Christmas you have to be in that spirit and it’s hard to channel when you are in the middle of the summer.”
In addition to the CD, Murphy is also releasing his book “Landau – From Washing Cars to Hollywood Stars” which talks about his journey from a troubled teen to a rising musician.
“It’s not really like my life story, it’s my never-ending struggle to make my dreams come true,” he said.
The book is also set to be released in November. The Christmas CD will be available statewide at Little General Stores and many other retail outlets, as well as online through Amazon and at www.landaumurphyjr.com.
A portion of sales from the CD will benefit The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.
Murphy kicked off his Christmas tour over the weekend at the Stonewall Resort near Clarksburg.