Michael Chenkus | American Dream

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American Dream

by Michael Chenkus

Country Pop 40! If that isn't actually a genre, it is now! Killer vocals, catchy hooks, powerful melodies, and lyrics that relate to 24/7 life as we know it. Heck, is Country-Soul-Pop 40 a genre?
Genre: Country: Country Pop
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1. Stuck In the Middle
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2:42 album only
2. First Hello
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3:13 album only
3. Leaving Philadelphia
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3:20 album only
4. American Dream
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3:53 album only
5. Always On My Mind
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3:37 album only
6. Almost Had It All
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3:43 album only
7. Hold On Tight
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3:20 album only
8. Fine
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3:07 album only
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Album Notes
"American Dream" is a journey through life, living in some of America's greatest cities, and finding music every step of the way. It is Country Soul Pop 40 (Yes I made that up- but it fits!)

Listen through "American Dream" once and you'll be hooked. It's not a question of which song you'll be singing all day, but HOW MANY you'll have stuck in your head. The songs all deal with truth and focus on life in such a way that anyone can closely relate.

What kind of music is it? Ask a random listener and they'll hear elements of country as the pedal steel guitar rips with emotion. In the same song the focus turns to the power chords and it's straight-up pop/rock. And then there are elements of soul (Yes- Michael Jackson influenced us all) heard in every tune.

It seems like only yesterday Michael Chenkus was sitting at Atlantic Records, making copies, running coffee, and holding the demos of some of today's biggest stars. His experience within the music industry, an expensive college degree in yes "music", and his desire to make a unique musical statement have all come to this, "American Dream", his complete full length solo album.

Recorded in the heart of NY's Times Square at Tainted Blue, the historic space has transfered its energy into every song. Huge artists like Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, and thousands more have all made hit music in this very building.

"I chose the space for several reasons. 1- I got lucky and fate led me there 2- You're only as good as you aspire to be. Surround yourself with greatness, and challenge your own potential. 3- I'm not playing around. They say "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing right."

The combination is undeniable. This is the music that people have been waiting to hear- so what are you waiting for?


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