Official Selection for Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival

We’re thrilled to announce that Stephen Michael has been selected for an appearance at the 2019 Muscle Shoals Songwriters Festival on October 25-26! This festival is known to be a who’s-who of songwriters taking place in the musically rich town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Stephen’s appearance is at 1pm on Saturday, October, 26 at Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken, 120 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals, AL. This is a family-friendly festival and is free to attend. We hope you join us!

Muscle Shoals boasts an amazing roster of hit music recordings, including “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger, “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James, “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett, and many others.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be asked to join other songwriters from across the country at this year’s festival.

Giving Back Through "No Peace for Me"

When Stephen Michael sat down to write his song “No Peace for Me,” not only did he set out to tell his own story of personally dealing with PTSD following his position in law enforcement , he wanted to help bring attention to the fact that many people with military and law-enforcement careers quietly suffer from PTSD on a daily basis.

Stephen wanted to let them know that they are not alone.

Stephen is a supporter of Companions for Heroes (C4H), a charity that provides companion animals and service dogs (on a case-by-case basis) to active-duty military personnel, military veterans, first responders, military spouses and children, and Gold Star Families at no charge to the recipients. The animals help while these heroes cope with the psychological challenges related to their service to our country — and the animals, too, are saved from shelters and rescues where they are otherwise at risk for euthanization.

C4H is an animal-assisted activity (AAA) program that recognizes the incredible power of the human-animal relationships and seeks to support those suffering from psychological stress as they pursue recovery with the unconditional love of a pet.

At every Stephen Michael show, fans can donate to C4H at the merchandise booth.

A retired K9 police officer who has trained dogs for service deployments across the globe, Stephen believes his experience with service animals has helped shape the songwriter and storyteller he is today.

“Learning to communicate with a dog who does not speak or understand you teaches you the ability to connect without using language. This is what has taught me to listen more in life and truly appreciate stories.”

— Stephen Michael

Debut Album

Stephen Michael will release his debut EP on August 27, 2019. The album will be recorded at Electraphonic Recording in Memphis, TN, and will be produced by Nathan Black. It will feature talented musicians such as Steve Selvidge, Eric Lewis, Al Gamble, Alice Hasen and many more.

No Peace for Me will be available on all digital streaming platforms


Stephen on the MaryBeth Conley Show

Stephen Michael is set to make his radio debut on the Marybeth Conley show Friday April 12th from noon-1pm. Their discussion will focus on the message behind the single “Red Bull & Faith” and how different experiences have helped influence Stephen’s music.

Be sure to tune in to 990am in Memphis or KWAMtheVoice.com to hear Stephen’s interview and the Memphis radio debut of “Red Bull & Faith”.