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Ty Murray biography

Date of birth : 1969-10-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-03-14
Credited as : Rodeo cowboy, Professional Bull Riders, married to Jewel singer

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Ty Monroe Murray is a nine-time World Champion rodeo cowboy and co-founder and board adviser of the Professional Bull Riders and considered by many to be the greatest rodeo champion in history.

Ty Murray is featured as the host and instructor of his own namesake reality television series on the CMT network, Ty Murray’s Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge. He is a former rodeo cowboy who was born on October 11, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona. His father Butch used to work as a rodeo hand, while his mother Joy was a member of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association as a young rider. When he was two years old, Murray decided that his ambition was to become a rodeo champion, and he received instruction from his father. He also started to practice riding on the back of the family’s pet dog.

At the age of five, Murray earned his first Buckle. And later on when he was nine years old, he rode his first bull and likewise came out on top during the competition. Just a few weeks after that, he also won his first Junior Rodeo Championship, though he suffered from a broken jaw. Murray was also the successive Arizona All-Around Junior Rodeo Champion each year for almost a decade. He learned more about competitive riding from his mentor, world rodeo champion Larry Mahan. Murray’s accomplishments have been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.


* Started training for rodeo by riding calves while he was still a toddler.
* Captured a record-setting seventh title of World All-Around Rodeo Champion in 1998, breaking the mark set by Larry Mahan.
* Was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2000.
* Co-wrote the song "Till We Run Out Of Road" with girlfriend Jewel – whose father was an Alaska All-Around Rodeo Champion – for the singer's 2001 album, This Way.
* Along with girlfriend Jewel and other celebrities, helped secure approval of the National Day of the Horse by the U.S. Senate, with the goal of raising awareness of the contribution of horses to America's economy and history.
* Participated in ABC's summer 2007 reality series Fast Cars & Superstars: The Young Guns Celebrity Race, in which NASCAR drivers taught celebrities how to race stock cars.

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