A little while ago I received a tweet, with a link directing me to the web site of country singer Michael Christopher. I was curious, and headed right over. The first song I listened to was called “She Stood Out in the Crowd”. After I listened to it, I thought ‘how appropriate’. Because one thing Michael Christopher is going to do in this small world of ours (that is quickly becoming over populated with people carrying guitars and singing country music) is ‘stand out in the crowd!’
Michael is from a small town in rural Pennsylvania. His bio tells us that he really didn’t discover country music until he was introduced to line dancing, during his college years. “I was coaxed into going to a line dance club which I had never done before and it turned out that I really enjoyed it,” Michael remembers. “Naturally, the majority of the music that you hear with line dancing is country. I was pretty much hooked on country music from that point on.”
Country music fans know that it’s the stories we hear in every country music song that keep us coming back for more. That’s how it was for Michael. Soon after, he started playing and singing. “I had never really thought about writing and singing country music before, but as I started listening to more songs, it became embedded in me. In fact, I think it was probably always a part of my DNA that developed later.” [Source]
Michael has performed at many festivals, fairs, events and other venues, and has opened for national acts including Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, Josh Thompson, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Eric Paslay and Steve Holy.
He has a lot of shows up on his Tour schedule. Unfortunately for those of us in the south, most of those shows are in Pennsylvania and Maryland. I don’t think it will be long before Michael finds his way to the stages of Nashville.
In addition to Michael’s web site, be sure to visit his Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there. He’s on Twitter, too, and you can follow him @mcbcountry. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.
I hope those of you who are in the north will stay in and stay warm, because you have some snow heading your direction! Have a great next week everyone! My plan is to clear my calendar tomorrow, and work on catching up e-mail.
Back with more soon!