Mike Bryant: Bio
Mike Bryant - Artist
I was born July 25th, 1953 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Born into a very musical family,
I started singing at a very early age. I sang a lot in school and at family functions.
I started writing poetry very early which later developed into songwriting. At the age of 6,
I won my first talent show held at school. I started learning to play my first musical
instrument (The acoustic guitar) at the age of 15. I started learning the guitar when my
music teacher asked me if I would learn a song to play in our school talent show.
My dad, being a guitar player, taught me the basic chords and with a lot of practice
I learned a song to play at the show. This was the turning point that was to shape my
life forever. After performing Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair" I won first
place and received my first standing ovation. Needless to say from that moment on I was
hooked. Shortly after that I became friends with someone with as much passion for
music as I had. Within the next three years, I was to start my own country music show,
appear on several local television shows and start a career in song writing. At the age of 18 I
entered the Military and served a total of 6 years. During my years in the military, I formed
bands and performed all over North Carolina, Washington State, and all over Europe.
Upon completion of my military service I moved back to the coastal area of North Carolina
for about 5 years. I formed several bands there and performed locally. In 1982 I moved to
Florida to perform professionally as part of a country music duo. In 1996 I moved to
Nashville, Tennessee to explore and learn the music industry. I recorded my first
album (Christmas In Wonderland) in July 1997.
Also in 1997, I formed my own record label and publishing company. In 1998 I released my
first album on my label (Platinum Notes Records).I have a country gospel television show
on WHIG-TV in Rocky Mount, NC that I'm very proud of. I moved to Nashville, TN in 2004 and
lived there till 2013. Today I reside in Hayden, Idaho where I married my lifetime sweetheart.
My dream is to spread my music to all the people of the world in hopes of touching
someone's life with God's most precious gift---Music.