Logan County Chamber of Commerce Director Debrina Williams said she was impressed with the number of people that made the trip to Vegas to watch Murphy perform on stage as the headline act. Murphy, the winner of America's Got Talent, performed three nights at Caesar's Palace, and was greeted with by the Logan County contingency at an after-show party.
"There were over 50 people there from Logan County," Williams said. "Plus, there were more from other parts of West Virginia. Landau did a great job. He made Logan County proud."
Williams said there were so many people from Logan County, and even more people who wanted to join in the after-show party said they were from Logan.
"There were so many there that I didn't recognize as being from Logan County, but we said to come on in," Williams said.
Mike Ferrell, Murphy's former employer, was there to cheer him on, as was Linda Akers, Amy and Buffy Veres, Greg Dotson, Haley Bourne, Joe Raymond, Ronnie and Diana Barnette, Karen and Jonnie West, Paul Hardesty, Mingo County Delegate Harry Keith White and many others from the local area.
Many people in the group took time to tour Las Vegas and to take in some of the sights and attractions. Diana Barnette got an autograph and her picture taken with Pete Rose and, of course, it wouldn't be a trip to Vegas without getting a photo taken with Elvis impersonators.
"We had a lot of fun," Barnette said.
Murphy returns home for a December 3 show at the Clay Center in Charleston. His new CD , titled "That's Life," will be released on Nov. 21.
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