Three years ago Michael Tracy emerged from the privacy of his simple life in in rural Union County outside of Charlotte, NC with a guitar and some songs; determined to begin a musical career. Since then Michael has released two albums, performed hundreds of shows, won awards, and has performed with Styx, Foreigner, George Thorogood, Don Felder, Jefferson Starship, Dokken, & Zach Meyers (Shinedown). Focusing on his own brand of Americana Country Rock laced with timely, poetic lyrics; he has become one of Charlotte's finest acts impressing fans, artists, and the music industry. Michael has released two full length albums and is set to release in August of 2014 a special EP entitled "Hopful (The Atlanta Sessions) produced by veteran Joey Huffman (Hank Jr.) and features Rick Richards (GA Satellites) & Steve Stone (ATL Rhythm Section) on guitars and Joey Huffman on Keyboards.
Locally Michael has been featured on: ClearChannel Radio, CBS Radio, WBBT TV, The Charlotte Observer, The Rock Hill Herald, The Monroe Enquirer, Shutter16 Mag, & Creative Loafing.
2013 Charlotte Music Awards winner "Rock Artist"
2013 Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte Readers' Choice "Best Songwriter"
2013 Carolina Music Award nominee "Male Rock"
2013 Charlotte Music Awards nominee "Singer/Songwriter
2013 IMEA nominee "Rock Entertainer
- "Singer-songwriter Tracy takes his cues from abundant influences: Rock ’n’ roll, blues, ’70s hard rock, country, Southern rock, even grunge are bundled together, fed into his personal psyche, reorganized with his perception, message and experience to be delivered with his own unique sound and scope. All this goes into the depth and poetic passion delivered by the Michael Tracy Band."- Rock Hill Herald (6/7/13) -