This week's throwback is about a guy who you cannot put in any category. He has span the genres: folk, rock, pop, outlaw country, & bluegrass! Born in Dallas, he grew up on Cowboy songs, and that has been his staple throughout his 40+ year career. An inspirational songwriter, he has written hit songs for Johnny Lee, The Monkees, Cher, Roger Miller, and many more. He is also the author of the New Mexico state ballad, "The Land of Enchantment". From his outlaw country days through his very popular pop country times to his most recent tributes to bluegrass, Michael has always done things his way.
The first video is Michael singing "Cosmic Cowboy," which was written and recorded in the early '70s when he was a large part of the Outlaw Country scene in Austin with Willie, Waylon, Jerry Jeff, and Gary P. Nunn.
The next song is from 1982, where he achieved mainstream success with #1 hits like "Still Taking Chances."