Slacker Logo

Michael Peterson

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

Though Michael Peterson is an Arizona boy who got into the music business through a college football teammate, he wound up with one of the most popular country hits of 1997. Born in Tucson, Peterson grew up in Washington state, listening to his grandmother's wide-ranging music collection, overloaded with classic American songwriters, including Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, as well as obvious choices like Roger Miller and Willie Nelson. After earning a football scholarship to Pacific Lutheran University (and winning a national championship), he hooked up with former teammate Brad Westering, who was working as a producer for Deniece Williams and others. Peterson wrote several songs for potential use by Westering, and began traveling occasionally to Nashville. Michael Peterson began working professionally as a songwriter in late 1995, after making connections with writers like DeWayne Blackwell, Josh Leo, and Robert Ellis Orrall. Encouraged by Leo and Ellis Orrall to try his hand at recording as well, Peterson made a demo and soon found a contract with Warner Bros. His self-titled debut album appeared in mid-1997, heralded by the rough-and-rowdy hit single "Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie," plus a duet with Travis Tritt. Peterson's sophomore effort, Being Human, appeared in 1999. ~ John Bush
Read All Read Less

Artists Related to
Michael Peterson

Ty Herndon

FEATURED

Collin Raye

FEATURED

Wade Hayes

FEATURED

David Kersh

FEATURED

Joe Diffie

FEATURED

Shenandoah

FEATURED

Billy Dean

FEATURED

Sammy Kershaw

FEATURED

Doug Stone

FEATURED

Mark Chesnutt

FEATURED

BlackHawk

FEATURED

Tracy Lawrence

FEATURED

Neal McCoy

FEATURED

Bryan White

FEATURED

Tracy Byrd

FEATURED

Kevin Sharp

FEATURED

Rhett Akins

FEATURED

Ricochet

FEATURED

Paul Brandt

FEATURED

Little Texas

FEATURED

Steve Wariner

FEATURED

Diamond Rio

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -
  • GUESTS
  • CHAT
Some UserSample Msg
Advertisement

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...

LIVE STREAM... SOCIAL RADIO STREAM...
Casting to |