Larry Cordle Receiving Honors

On October 21 Larry Cordle’s alma mater, Morehead State University, will induct him into the Alumni Hall of Fame.

After spending some time in the U.S. Navy, Cordle enrolled at MSU and graduated in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. With hits like Highway 40 Blues and Murder on Music Row he has since established himself as one of the most sought after songwriters in country, bluegrass and other forms of popular music. Over 55 million recordings with songs he has written or co-written have been sold to date.

“I’m sure other graduates were more deserving, but I’m extremely proud to join this esteemed group,” Cordle said.

According to Tami Jones, Director of Alumni Relations at MSU, three inductees are chosen by the Alumni Association Board of Directors each year from a pool of applicants. Nominees selected must have remained in contact, and shown support for the university over the years since they attended.

More information regarding Cordle’s induction into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame is available online. You can follow his tour schedule at

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