Lennon Anne Murphy
, named after musician John Lennon
, is a singer-songwriter
out of Hendersonville, Tennessee
, United States
Murphy was born in Ronkonkoma, Long Island
, New York on March 31, 1982. When she was four years old, Murphy and her mother moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee, where she began playing piano and writing songs at the age of 9. At the age of 15 Lennon started performing shows at various local Nashville
establishments. With much critical acclaim from the Nashville music community came interest from several record companies. Lennon ultimately signed to Arista Records
at the age of 18.
Within days of her eighteenth birthday, Murphy arrived home from school to find her mother dead. The cause of death was determined to be an allergic reaction to prescription medication. Murphy fought for and eventually won custody of her then 8 year old younger sister, Mariella.
Known in music by only her first name, she released her debut album, 30 Saturday Morning
, from Arista records, on September 11, 2001. Her only single from that album was a song called "Brake of your Car". Soured by the experience, she left Arista, saying "I wanted a career as a rock act, and an album I could be proud of, and staying with Arista I really didn't see that happening,".
In 2004, Murphy released two albums and a DVD. One album is a strictly acoustic release entitled Career Suicide
, released on September 24, 2004. Murphy... Read More