Michael Christopher found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.
For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country. While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, and William Michael Morgan. His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.
In his new self-titled album, Michael worked with an exclusive group of hit songwriters and producers including Dennis D’Amico recording at Ronnie’s Place/Black River Entertainment Studios, and Grammy-Award winning engineer Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room. The result is a twelve-song anecdote of life and love that not only displays Michael’s flexibility and ingenuity as a songwriter, but also expands the boundaries of the country music genre.
Each song represents a story, a philosophy: it ventures into a new realm of country music. With songs like “Mix It Up,” “Weeknight,” and “Looks Like Rain,” Michael incorporated the traditional elements of the genre with an edgier sound, ultimately offering an album that is relevant to fans of all ages, styles, and generations.
“There is something for everyone on this record. We really tried to offer a perspective, a sound, and a voice that is relatable for everyone…no matter what you’re feeling, no matter what you’ve been through…this record has something for you,” mentions Michael.
The album follows Chapter One, a collection of originally written tunes spanning the early years of his career and features some of the fan favorites that introduced Michael to the country scene.
With a new album complete and a full tour schedule, Michael Christopher continues to excel on his way to the next chapter of his career.