Rocky Michaels is a California born acoustic singer-songwriter. He began playing piano at age 5 and crafted his skills into songwriting throughout high school. His debut album, ‘The Great American Dream’ was released in August of 2020.
In May of 2021, Rocky was named as a finalist for "U.S. Male Rising Start of the Year" by the International Singer Songwriter's Association (https://issasongwriters.com/).
In December of 2020, Rocky was voted "Male Artist of the Year" by CFAB Music Realm Promotions.(https://www.facebook.com/groups/cfabmusicrealm/permalink/511042436493927/)
Of the 10 singles that were released on the album, 6 of them have already received some high accolades along the way:
‘Book of Memories’ was a finalist for the World Songwriting Awards’ Best Modern Country Song, Fall 2019.
‘The Great American Dream’ was 1 of 16 selected for the Acoustic Rainbow Roots Music compilation, Volume 50.
‘Somewhere’ was a finalist for the Songwriter Universe’ Best Song of the Month, July 2020.
‘One Step Back’ was a finalist for the World Songwriting Awards’ Best Modern Country Song, Spring, 2020.
‘Our Time is Now’ came in at #4 out of nearly 1,000 for the 2020 Summer Charts Countdown on The Grey Eagle Radio station.
‘Eagle’ won 1st place in the Online Music Singer/Songwriter Contest, Season 1, Brower Entertainment.
“Rocky Michaels for me is that guy who stands out as one of my favorite music discoveries of 2020!!” (Jon Sexauer, Owner and CEO at The Grey Eagle Radio Show.)
Over the years, Rocky has been able to tap into his life experiences to offer honest lyrics in storytelling that audiences have found to be both engaging and relatable.