News Release........June 4, 2017.......MM nominated for 2017 Josie Music Award
Mike received notification this week that he has been nominated for Artist/Group of the Year in the category of Outlaw Country Music. The Josie Music Awards recognize the talent of independent artists. The awards ceremony will be held on September 17th at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. from 3pm-7pm. Red carpet arrivals begin at noon. Currently waiting on word whether Mike and his band will be performing. MM is honored to have received this nomination.
News Release...........June 4, 2017......MM is Back!
After a couple years of adversity, Mike McCarroll is back with a new band and new music. A couple of years back the Mike McCarroll Band lost two key musicians. Lead guitarist Perry Ray Boyce passed away from a brain tumor. Perry was a former member of rock icons Steppenwolf and was a tremendous player with tons of stage presence. A few months later, keyboardist Frank Domico suddenly passed away from a heart attack. Needless to say, these losses devastated the band. Mike played a few shows with pickup players, then decided to put live shows on hold for awhile to write and record a fourth album.
The new album is close to completion and due out late summer or early fall 2017. Mike has put a new band together and is currently booking shows for this fall and onward to promote the new album. "It's going to be good to get back out there onstage again and play some new music. This new band is hot. Looking forward to burning up the stage with them" - MM
News Release...........August 24, 2012.........MM Releases "Anti Anti-American Rag" as a FREE DOWNLOAD
Mike McCarroll officially releases a brand new song titled "Anti Anti-American Rag" as a free download. This brand new song is patriotic/political in nature and is Mike's first release in two years. The "Anti Anti-American Rag" is an early single release from MM's third album currently being recorded. He has also posted a YouTube video (click on video tab on this site) and is encouraging all friends, fans, and American patriots to download the song, share it and share the YouTube video with everyone possible......make this one go viral and help change the direction of this country !!
News Release........July 15, 2012...........Mike McCarroll Records Two Songs with Members of the Atlanta Rhythm Section
MM has begun recording his third album, yet to be titled. Three songs have been completed on the new project. The first two songs were recorded with Atlanta Rhythm Section members Paul Goddard, Dean Daughtry, and Steve Stone. The first one is an old ARS song that Mike covers with ARS playing on it. The second is one written by a Nashville songwriter recorded in ARS southern rock style. The third song completed is a political/patriotic song titled "Anti Anti-American Rag" which will be released in late August as an early single release and available as a free download.
News Release.........April 7, 2012.........MM officially nominated for GA Music Award
Mike McCarroll has been officially nominated for Country Male artist for the 2012 GA Music Awards. The awards show will be held on June 16, 2012 at the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. To vote, go to www.georgiamusicawards.com/gma/nominate and click on the Country category to find his name. Go vote and help Mike win..and remember you can vote every 24 hours. THANKS !!
News Release.......June 15, 2011.............MM to open for McKinley and Beggs
Mike McCarroll will open for the hot new Nashville country duo McKinley and Beggs on Saturday July 16, 2011 at The Local concert venue at Sidelines in Marietta, GA. In 2008, Mel Tillis – a true country icon – heard the demos that came from the amazing minds of McKinley & Beggs and called them in for a meeting. There, in a moment that must’ve felt like a dream, Mel Tillis looked at these two men and delivered the unforgettable words, “You guys have got it!”
The Florida-based duo moved to Nashville and became part of a songwriting team with another legend Hank Cochran who was the mastermind songwriter behind hits like Patsy Cline’s, “I Fall to Pieces,” which is still a favorite among all country performers and fans. Starting in the 1960’s, Hank Cochran became a prolific songwriter working with not just Cline, but also extreme talents like Ray Price, Eddy Arnold, and many more. Not to mention through the years of 1962-1980, Hank also became a beloved recording artist scoring seven times on Billboard magazine’s country music charts. Florida Magazine rated McKinley & Beggs as one of the top three entertaining bands that originated from Florida. The popular groups, Matchbox 20 and Creed, rounded out the list.
Word around Nashville is that McKinley and Beggs are the new Brooks and Dunn. Mike and the band are looking forward to opening the show for them. To learn more about McKinley and Beggs go to: http://alltiedupproductions.com/mckinley-and-beggs/
News Release.......May 12, 2011...........Mike McCarroll nominated for Male Artist of the Year by Georgia Country
Mike was nominated this week for Male Artist of the Year by Georgia Country. Voting is only open for three weeks. To vote, go to www.georgia-country.com , click on Country Music Awards and cast your vote. Thanks for all your support.
News Release.......February 5, 2011...........Mike McCarroll nominated for Georgia Music Awards
Country music singer, songwriter and independent recording artist Mike McCarroll has been nominated for three Georgia Music Awards. Mike was not only nominated in the category of Best Male Country Artist... but additionally, The Mike McCarroll Band has been nominated for Best Country Band and Best Americana Band. The purpose of the Georgia Music Awards is to spotlight the development of the music industry in Georgia, encouraging growth in music's present and future by focusing on the hottest music and artists in the Peach State. The GMA's represent all genres of music. The 2011 Georgia Music Awards will be held on June 18th with original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns serving as a presenter. To vote for Mike, go to http://www.georgiamusicawards.com/nominees/ and enter Mike McCarroll under Best Male Country Artist and The Mike McCarroll Band under Best Country Band and under Best Americana Band. You can vote as many times as you like. Mike thanks all this friends and fans in advance for the nominations and the votes. Please go vote today and help MM win these categories.
Immediate Press Release......February 3, 2011..........Mike McCarroll signs with Vine Ripe Presentations
Country music artist Mike McCarroll signed today with with Vine Ripe Presentations in Atlanta as his exclusive agent for booking and promotions. Vine Ripe Presentations provides booking, promotions and management for artists nationwide in a variety of genres. MM says...."Tina Ulrich and all the folks at Vine Ripe are great folks and well connected in the industry. I look forward to a great and prosperous relationship. Looking forward to playing some great shows"
Read press release on WordPress at http://vineripepresentations.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/mike-mccarroll-steps-it-up-a-knotch/
News Release...February 2, 2011...New CD Review by Wildy Haskell
Reviews are rolling in on MM's new Honky Tonk Dreams album. The most recent is a great review by country music reviewer Wildy Haskell
The new CD received a 5 STAR rating (5 out of 5). To read, click on Reviews above or go to http://www.reviewyou.com/mike-mccarroll-honky-tonk-dreams-3/
News Release...January 21, 2011...New CD Review by Sarah Whited / Country Music Reviewer
Brand new review of MM's Honky Tonk Dreams album....4 STARS (out of 5).................. To read, click on Reviews above
October 15, 2010.....More Radio Stations playing MM's "IF THE DEVIL BROUGHT YOU ROSES":
98.1 KVET – Austin, TX
Cat Country 107.1 - Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Naples
Twister 93.3 - Omaha's New Country
Today's Best Country Y96.9
KTST-FM 101.9 The Twister
98.7 WMZQ - Today's Country
980 WONE - Dayton's Sports Station - Dayton, Ohio U.S.A.
KASH Country 107.5 - Alaska's Country Station
97.5 WAMZ Kentuckiana's Commercial Free Country
The NEW 104.7 - Albuquerque's Classic Country
Country - KSSN 96 -- Arkansas Radio Station!
Discover NEW! Music - KCJB 910 AM - Links
KIX 97.9 - THE PIONEER VALLEY'S BEST COUNTRY
K99FM - Today's Best Country & Your All-Time Favorites
B-100 WOBB Online
Better Country KIX 96.1
Country - 95 KSJ - Mobile, AL - Listen Live!
Country - ::: New Country 95.7 :::
KNIX-FM - 102.5 KNIX YOUR 20 IN A ROW COUNTRY STATION!
Utah Valley's Classic Country 99.1
92.3 WCOL | Continuous Country | Columbus
Buckeye Country 94.3 WMRN-FM, Marion, OH USA
Country 92-5 FM :: Hartford, Connecticut
93.1 WPOC - Baltimore's Country Station
WRWD 107.3 | 1370 - Continuous Country Favorites
103.5 WEZL Charleston SC Country Radio Listen Live
Free Country 99.9 WFRE
WSEK 93.9 K93 Country
KMAG99.1>>>>>CONTINUOUS HIT COUNTRY<<<<<KMAG-FM
95 KSJ - Mobile, AL - Listen Live!
Last - 96.9 The Kat
Last - 92.5 WPAP - Panama City, FL - Listen Live
KTST-FM 101.9 The Twister
98.7 WMZQ - Today's Country
CD Review by Georgia-Country.com - October 1, 2010
Many thanks to the awesome folks at Georgia-Country.com for the CD review on Mike's new Honky Tonk Dreams album. Read the review on this site or online at :
September 20, 2010.....Radio Stations currently playing Mike McCarroll music:
CAT Country 107.1 - Ft Meyers, Coral Gables, Naples, FL
102.5 KIAK FM – Fairbanks, AK
94.9 The Bull – Atlanta, GA
New Country B.93 West Michigan
92.5 WESC – Greenville, SC
WACO 100 – Texas
KYYX FM/ 97 Kicks FM - Minot, ND
WRDW 107.3 – Poughkeepsie, NY
AM 920 The Wolf – Milwaukee, WI
Press Release.........New HONKY TONK DREAMS album .........NOW AVAILABLE !!!
Press Release....September 3, 2010......Country music artist Mike McCarroll has released his new Honky Tonk Dreams album. The album was officially released on Saturday August 28, 2010 at a CD Release Party/Show held at the Lowell Opry House in Carrollton, Ga. The CD is now available for purchase or download at iTunes, CD Baby, DigStation, Rhapsody, Napster, Lala, Amazon and numerous other online music sites. It is also available for order from the online services of over 2500 brick and mortar stores such as Walmart online, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and many others.
Press Release.........New HONKY TONK DREAMS album available in 8 days
Press Release ...July 21, 2010.....Mike McCarroll's new Honky Tonk Dreams album will be available on August 1, 2010. A CD Release Party is scheduled for August 28, 2010 at the Lowell Opry House in Carrollton, GA. Singer/Songwriter Shelia Quattlebaum will be opening for the band. Doors open at 7pm.
Press Release.........CASH CROP has moved up to #7 in Atlanta
Press Release ...April 27, 2010.......CASH CROP continues to move up the Indie charts at www.reverbnation.com for both Atlanta and nationally. Today, the song went to #6 on the Atlanta country charts, #14 on the Hot Picks chart and #725 nationwide.
Press Release.........new MM song "Cash Crop" Moving Up The Charts
Press Release...April 23, 2010....Mike McCarroll's new song "Cash Crop" is rapidly moving up the Indie charts both nationally and the local Atlanta charts. "Cash Crop" went from #4223 last Saturday to #34 in one day. It then climbed to #25 on Monday and has steadily climbed each day reaching #11 today. Mike and his band are hoping to make it into the top 10 by tomorrow.
Mike is asking all this friends and fans to go to www.reverbnation.com and vote for the song. "Help us take Cash Crop to #1"
To vote click on the link below, and play the song. As the song is playing...click on the thumbs up to vote...."it's that easy and it's FREE"
Just go to http://www.reverbnation.com/themikemccarrollband
THANKS A MILLION TO ALL OF YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Press Release.........The MIKE McCARROLL BAND #1 in ATLANTA
Press Release..April 12, 2010...Just back after playing a showcase to record labels in Nashville, TN, west Georgia-based country music singer/songwriter Mike McCarroll and his band WON a battle of the bands Saturday night at the Vinyl club in Atlanta. The multi-genre event was a competition against 10 bands and was hosted by Gorilla Productions. MM rocked the house with original country songs from his 2007 debut album AT THE CROSSROADS and his new album scheduled for release in the next few weeks.
MM says “The odds were against us winning. First, our lead guitarist dropped out two weeks before the show -- and second – we were an older country band playing to a younger crowd of rockers in a venue that caters more to hard rock and heavy metal. But the band pulled together, took up the slack, and brought the house down. I’m very proud of the band and extremely grateful to all the screaming fans and supporters who came out to the show”.
Mike adds .. “It was really gratifying to see all those young folks getting into our brand of outlaw country music. Who knows...we might have even converted some those headbangers to country”
Now it’s on to finishing up Mike’s new “HONKY TONK DREAMS” album...scheduling a CD release concert and booking tour dates. “I’m really excited about the new album” Mike says. “It’s going to take the music to the next level”. The album will also include guitarist Wendell Cox and drummer David Northrup from Travis Tritt’s band, Sara Evans/Pam Tillis fiddle player Bethany Olds, ex-Atlanta guitarist Jody Worrell, and local blues singer Valerie Barbin.
For more info, photos, videos and music visit Mike McCarroll at:
Mike McCarroll - LIVE at the Vinyl
Mike McCarroll and his band will be playing the Vinyl club in midtown Atlanta this coming Saturday April 10th. Tickets $8 advance $10 at the door.
Press Release...April 7, 2010 ........ New MM Album....almost complete
The new album from Mike McCarroll is near completion. "Tracking is complete. We're mixing now and getting ready to master. It's taking a little longer than I anticipated but I want to make sure it's done right" MM says.
The new "Honky Tonk Dreams" album will feature several local and national talents that include Travis Tritt guitarist Wendell Cox, former Travis Tritt drummer David Northrup, Sara Evans/Pam Tillis fiddle player Bethany Olds, former gold-selling 80's band Atlanta guitarist Jody Worrell, and local Atlanta blues singer Valerie Barbin.
Mike says "We'll be scheduling a CD release party soon". I can't wait to get this CD out there....it's going to be a goooood one!!"
Mike's Nashville Showcase...UPDATE
Mike McCarroll and his band recently played a showcase for record labels in Nashville on March 15th. Mike says "The showcase went great. We got lots of positive feedback from the labels regarding the songs, the performance, the writing, crowd response, etc. They gave us a few tips for refining our act a little further and asked us to come back in a few months and do another showcase. We'll take that feedback..work on some things and next time...we'll knock it out of the park!!"
The band also had a great time in Nashville. "We checked out a few acts down on Broadway, got some great photos..etc...fun times!!"
Mike and the band are now prepping for a show at the Vinyl in downtown Atlanta on April 10th, then it's on to finishing the new album and scheduling a CD release show.
Radio Interview - WYYZ Jasper, Ga
To hear the interview, click through site-wide player list at bottom of screen.
Press Release ... November 12, 2009.......Mike McCarroll signs with J&P Productions
Mike McCarroll has signed with J&P Productions as his exclusive booking agent. J&P Productions is a Georgia-based entertainment firm with partners in Nashville, TN. J&P handles all aspects of entertainment from artist booking to event management. Their artist roster includes some of Atlanta's best talent as well as some of Nashville's best in all genre's of music. Recent J&P events have headlined major country music artists such as Doug Stone, Confederate Railroad, John Berry, and Redneck Yacht Club. Local and regional artists on the J&P roster include Deril Schumacher, Patrick Moore, Brittany Leigh, George Britt, Thom Shepherd, and Kimberlye Gold among several other up and coming artists.
For booking or booking info contact:
Phone: (770) 942-4363
Press Release ... October 16, 2009 ........... MM To Play Showcase In Nashville for Record Labels!
Mike McCarroll and his band have been contacted by a record label in Nashville and invited to come up to play a showcase. The showcase will be conducted on January 25, 2010 with an audience of numerous record label representatives from both major labels and independent labels. The audience will also include other music industry reps such as management firms, booking agents, radio promoters, etc.
Showcases are designed to present artists to record labels, promoters, and distributors to determine if they want to sign the artist to a record deal. The organization sponsoring the showcase is Nashville-based BWAM. a successful A&R firm that holds an impressive track record in getting artists signed. BWAM holds regular showcases in Nashville, London, and Canada.
Press Release ... September 4, 2009.........New MM Album .........Coming Soon!
Mike McCarroll's new CD is progressing well. The album is being recorded at studios in Nashville and Atlanta and is about 3/4 complete. "It's going to be a good one!" Mike says. "I've been really lucky to get some of the players that are on this album." Two members of Travis Tritt's band have contributed to several songs. Wendell Cox, long time Tritt guitarist has recorded some killer slide guitar and lead guitar tracks. David Northrup, long time drummer for Travis is doing most of the drum tracks for the CD.
Jody Worrell formerly with 80's country rock band Atlanta is back with some blazing lead and slide guitar tracks. Jody was featured on MM's debut album "At The Crossroads". MM's producer David Leonard is also an outstanding musician and has laid down some excellent guitar, keyboard, piano, bass and background vocal tracks.
As for the songs, most were written by MM. However, three songs have been selected for the album from Nashville songwriter Kim Williams. Mike says "I usually write and record my own stuff. But, Doug Stone gave me some songs from several Nashville writers to consider. There were three songs written by Kim Williams that exactly fit the outlaw country style I need for this CD. As soon as I heard them I knew I had to record them". Kim Williams is a well-established Nashville writer with mega hits such as "Three Wooden Crosses" by Randy Travis, several Garth Brooks hits including "Ain't Going Down Til The Sun Comes Up" and many more big hits.
No release date has been set and a title has not yet been selected. MM says "We still have 3 or 4 songs to record then it's on to mixing and mastering. I'm still writing on a couple of them and am looking for a great co-writer to help me out with at least one of them".
In addition to the new CD, Mike is putting together a new band to promote the album.
Press Release ... April 12, 2009..........New MM Album Underway
Producers and studios for MM's new CD have been selected and recording is underway. While yet to be titled, recording began at the end of January '09 in Nashville and Atlanta. "Some of the songs needed that Nashville sound" Mike says. "So I've been working with long time Nashville producer Jackie Cook at two different studios --one in White Bluff, TN and the other on Music Row".
Several other songs have been cut here in Atlanta under the direction of producer David Leonard. "David is an outstanding producer. He was in Nashville for many years then moved here to Atlanta. In addition to producing many great artists, he was also president of the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Atlanta Songwriters Association. His input and direction are invaluable to me in shaping the kind of sound and style I'm looking for. He keeps me on track" Mike says.
The new CD is slated for release sometime this summer.
Press Release ... December 1, 2009.......MM Planning New Album
Mike McCarroll is in the planning stages for a new album. He has already met with several producers in Nashville, Muscle Shoals AL, and Atlanta to discuss plans for recording a new CD.
Producers include Nashville-based Phil Lister, Larry Sheridan of Parlor Productions in Nashville (Hank Jr., Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, George Jones, Jimmy Buffett, etc.), Jackie Cook at SongCellar studios in Nashville (T. Graham Brown, Delbert McClinton, Dobie Grey, Diamond Rio), Atlanta-based producer David Leonard, and legendary Muscle Shoals AL producer Jimmy Johnson (Lynyryd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones, Blackfoot, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, etc.)
MM says "No final decisions have yet been made on song selections or producers/studios but we're close".
The new album, yet to be titled, will build upon the success of his debut CD "At The Crossroads" by further solidifying MM's signature style and sound. Mike has completed writing most of the songs but is still "tweaking" a couple of them before laying down "scratch tracks" for the producer/session artists. There is also a possibility of including a song from some Nashville songwriters and maybe even a cover tune.
"I found a really great song in Nashville that was written by a couple of songwriters and published by a well-known music publisher, but was never released by anyone" Mike says. "If everything works out, I hope to record it and include it on the new album. This song could easily be a hit. I'm surprised nobody picked it up".
No schedule for recording or release has yet been established.
MM's "At The Crossroads" Featured Album
Mike McCarroll's debut album "At The Crossroads" is garnering much attention and is being featured on a number of sites.
Here are a few:
Canadian Music TV
http://www. mi2n. com/cmtv/pr. php3?id=107679
http://www. mi2n. com/mdnet/news2. php3?press_nb=107679
http://www. mi2n. com/kerascene/pr. php3?id=107679
PRESS RELEASE........FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mike McCarroll Releases Debut Indie Release "At The Crossroads"
Atlanta, Georgia-February11, 2008-Mike McCarroll has spent the better part of his life working hard every day to raise a family and become a successful independent business owner. Along the way, he picked up a guitar, started writing songs, and eventually when the kids left the nest and he was comfortable enough financially, he headed to the studio with a band to fulfill a lifetime dream.
A lifetime of ambitions, feelings and emotion reached its fruition for Mike McCarroll when he completed his debut indie release At The Crossroads. The title encapsulates the life of a man who was literally at the crossroads of his life at middle age. This is just the beginning, being middle aged or the current life situation has nothing to do with where he is traveling now. Your music can take you anywhere; the possibilities are wide open in this new age of digital technology and distribution and Mike embraces that fully. Realizing the opportunity now available to an independent is the first step to success.
At The Crossroads features McCarroll singing with passion and grace and powerful heartfelt words. He plays some blistering guitar lines…pumping out blues, rock and country licks to give the album an overall atmosphere that touches upon life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Everyone can relate to something covered on the CD one way or another.
After listening to At The Crossroads you will walk away feeling that you just listened to a friend tell a story and during that tale, you felt the blood, sweat and tears right along with the storyteller. It always helps when you have some blood pumping foot stomping blues-rock to drive it along and this music is no exception.
Check out Mike McCarroll’s website for downloads, pictures, updates and more.
Company: Mike McCarroll Productions
Contact: Mike McCarroll
Address: P.O. Box 606 Villa Rica, GA 30180
Phone: (404) 644-6285
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At The Crossroads....Reviewed by Muzik Reviews
Mike McCarroll's debut album "At the Crossroads" recently received a very positive formal CD review by Muzik Reviews. Read it now on the Reviews section of this website or read online at www.muzikreviews.com
Mike Selected as Featured Artist
Mike was selected as a featured artist by Muzik Reviews. His album At The Crossroads was featured as "Pick Of The Week" for two weeks running during the weeks of February 3rd and February 10th, 2008 Check out the review and promotional video at www.muzikreviews.com
Radio Airplay in Canada on Indie Showcase
Mike's music has been accepted for airplay by Awesome Radio, a Canadian Internet radio station. He will be feaured on a show titled "Indie Showcase" by popular DJ Skys. Three songs from the album will be placed in rotation. The three featured songs are "At The Crossroads", "Saturday Night" and "I'm Down". You can tune him in at www.awesomeradio.net
Nashville Radio Stations Playing MM
Mke was accepted for radio airplay by the Music City Talent Management Group at t www.mctmgradio.com Selected songs are now being played several radio stations owned by MCTNG.
Country Radio Airplay
Mike has been accepted for radio airplay at several country music radio stations and is under review for many more. The following radio stations are either currently playing or will be playing Mike McCarroll songs from "At The Crossroads" in the next few weeks:
90.1 Hope FM
CJMQ 88.9 FM
Worlwide Independent Country Radio
American Country Pride Radio
The Band House Live
Highway 40 Country Internet Radio
Songcatcher Records Limited
Kansas City Internet Radio - KCIL
Absolutely Country Radio
"At The Crossroads" Accepted for Review by Two Magazines
Blues Boogie Magazine, a Belgium-based music magazine, is conducting a formal CD review of At The Crossroads. The review should be completed in the next few weeks and will be posted on this website as well as the magazine's website www.billybop.be/
iJamr, the popular online music magazine will be conducting a formal CD review of At The Crossroads. On completion, the review will be posted in the review section of Mike's website and at the magazines website