As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to look back at 2016. It was an eventful year for Michael Christopher, playing dozens of fairs, festivals, theaters, and music venues all over the map, opening for major country stars, and finalizing a brand new album.
In between headlining his own shows, Michael had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, William Michael Morgan, and Chris Lane, among others. In all, he and the band played nearly 100 shows in 2016, ranging from intimate acoustic shows to performances in front of thousands.
Michael also finalized his brand new self titled album, due out in early 2017. The record features 12 tracks, 11 of which he wrote/co-wrote. The lone cover is Michael’s take on the Don Henley classic “The Boys Of Summer,” a song that is always a hit at live shows.
Also featured on the album is the song “DNA,” which is Michael’s first single. The song, co-written by Rand Bishop (Toby Keith – “My List”), was received so well that CMT (Country Music Television) premiered the official music video in the fall. Most recently, Michael and his band shot a new music video for “Looks Like Rain,” an upbeat track featuring Michael’s signature country/rock influenced style. Filmed at The Cutting Room in New York City, the video for “Looks Like Rain” will be released in 2017.
2016 has been an exciting year for Michael Christopher; one to remember. A special thanks goes out to all of the families, friends, and fans of Michael and the band. Here’s to 2017!
Michael Christopher has just released an acoustic video for “The Boys of Summer.” The song, originally co-written and recorded by Don Henley, is one of Michael’s favorite songs and one that he has always wanted to record.
“It’s always been a favorite of mine,” he said. “We started playing it at some of our live shows, and it went over really well with fans so we decided to record it.”
The song is included in Michael’s brand new self-titled album, which features twelve new tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Christopher with the exception of “The Boys Of Summer.”
The video for the acoustic version of the song is part of the series filmed at the Kresge Theatre on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh, PA. It features performance of some of Michael’s favorite songs, past and present, across the country music genre and beyond.
You can view the “The Boys Of Summer” acoustic video below. Be sure to check back right here for the latest updates and when you check out other videos in the coming weeks.