King has proved his smooth vocal delivery is as
BIG as the big man himself.
King’s 2003 CMAA Golden Guitar Nomination for
“Best New Talent” insured a spotlight on this
exceptional Artist with the potential of treading
the world stage.
King made his debut to Australian Country Music in
1992 as a “Grand Finalist” in the prestigious
STARMAKER quest in Tamworth and went on to WIN
Channel Ten’s “New Faces” with Bert Newton in
the next few years honing his performance and
songwriting skills, attending the CMAA College of
Country Music and releasing his first 5-song EP “Take
Me As I Am” in 1998. The heartfelt single “Things I
Didn’t Say”, was a constant on CMT TV and took home
the “Sunnie Award” for “Best Video Clip” in 1999.
2001 Proved to
be a HUGE Year for “The King”!
(July) With a
“swag” of nominations and awards, Michael once again
stepped in front of the camera as a contender, then
“Viewer’s Choice” Winner on Channel Nine’s
“STARSTRUCK” capturing the hearts of viewers and
judges alike. This performance led to the privilege to
sing the National Anthem at the NRL State of Origin in
Michael King was bestowed the much sought after honour
of performing the Athlete’s Song, “Where Hero’s Stand”
at the Opening Ceremony of the International Goodwill
Games at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Michael King WINS “Golden Saddle Award” with his
performance of his original song “Twenty 4 Seven”.
2002 was the launching pad for Michael’s long awaited
new single “Twenty 4 Seven” (reaching the #22 spot on
the National Country Music Charts), which took out the
TSA/SEQ Songwriting Awards “Best Recorded Song”.
album “Radio Ranch” was released to rave reviews in
December and it’s second single “Bim Bam Boom”
rocketed up the charts and peaked at #3. The third
single (and album’s title track) “Radio Ranch” was
released and gave Michael his second consecutive top
10 hit reaching the #7 spot on the CM Charts.
2003 has seen
no slowing down with his achievements. In July he
became the first Australian country artist to receive
an Artist Relations deal with music giant Yamaha.
and New Zealand TSA Songwriting competition awarded
Michael “Best Recorded Song” with “From Where I
In November he
won “Best Country Artist” and was a Top Five Finalist
for the APRA Songwriters award with his latest single
“Some Men (Just let go)” at the National 2003 Musicoz
Awards held in Wollongong NSW, an award that
recognises unsigned talent Australia wide. “Some Men
(just let go)” peaked the Top 30 CM Charts at number
In Tamworth 2004 Michael won the TSA Award for
Contemporary Country Song of the Year with “Some
men,(just let go)” and was a Top 10 Finalist in the
National Australian Songwriting Awards for 2004. He
also won “Best Country Album” at the 2004 QLD
Recording Association Sunny Awards for “Radio Ranch”.
2006 Michael started working regularly in the Clubs of
Sth East Qld, performing at many high profile Gold
Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane Venues. He was
crowned the Best NEW TALENT for the Sth East Qld Clubs
at there annual Entertainer Awards.
has worked alongside some big industry names like, The
Corrs (UK), Vanessa Amorosi, Human Nature, Keith
Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Jackie Love, John Paul Young,
Peter Cousins, Mark Williams, Debolah Morgan (USA) to
name just a few. He has successfully auditioned for
musical shows such as "RENT" and "THE
March 2007 Michael fulfilled a childhood dream
of performing in Nashville Tennessee, where he was a
guest performer on music row.
was also selected from a national audition to appear
on channel 7 as a member of the Sunrise Choir. They
performed live on Sunrise and were introduced to hosts
Mellissa Doyle and David Koche.
a bio this impressive it is easy to see that there is
just no stopping this remarkable young man.