With nine tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, six since December 2010, Michael Peterson is the 2008 recipient of the distinguished Bob Hope “Spirit Of Hope” award for his service to the nation and the servicemen and women of the Armed Forces. He is loved for such million selling country music chart toppers as “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie” and “From Here To Eternity". This multiple Grammy and CMA award nominee has moved audiences all over the globe for over a decade.
Recognized by Billboard Magazine as Country music's top selling new male artist and top new airplay artist in 1997 -1998, he burst on the scene with 5 consecutive Billboard and R & R top 20 hits between 1997 and 2001 including three top five singles and three number one music videos. His wedding standard “From Here To Eternity” was recently chosen as one of G.A.C’s top 100 greatest love song videos of all time.
Michael has recorded 16 albums during his 25 years, 7 in the past 5 years. As fans would expect, these are filled with his signature up-tempo songs, full of lyrical surprises and straight to the heart ballads that have caused more than a million people to add his music to their favorites play list.
A proven hit songwriter with multiple #1 songs in gospel and country, both in the U.S and Europe, Michael’s songs have been recorded by Grammy winning superstars like Travis Tritt, Timothy B. Shmit (The Eagles), The Classic Imperials, Ty Herndon, John Berry and Deniece “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” Williams.
His commitment to “Moving People” has caused organizations as diverse Special Olympics, Selective Service, Ronald McDonald House, the USO, St Jude Children’s research hospital, the American Legion and most recently the New Holland Corporation and the U.S. Army to seek him out as a voice for messages that matter.
Sponsored by Sea-Ray Boats, The American Legion, New Holland Tractors and presenting sponsor the U.S. Army, Michael's MY REAL LIFE TOUR featuring the highly acclaimed student discovery experience TAG YOU'RE IT! has captivated over 150,000 students and their families since 2007. This marks the first time in history the U.S. Army is backing an innovative tour by a civilian artist.
Created for especially for young people ages 13 - 24, TAG YOU'RE IT! combines mixed multi-media, world class Illusions, music, humor, and audience participation hosted in person by Michael to create dynamic experiences of discovery in the area of personal responsibility.
Recognized as the top School Assembly program of its kind in the nation, TAG YOU'RE IT! along with its free online toolkit www.tagyoureitonline.com have proven to be a gold mine of social-emotional learning for educators looking to increase student graduation rates and improve test scores.
The national footprint and impact of the TAG YOU’RE IT! was recently reflected in Michael’s selection as the sole recipient of the American Legion’s 2011 National Education Award.
The award, whose previous recipients include former First Ladies Barbara and Laura Bush, Tom Brokaw, Former US Secretary of Education William Bennett, Fred Rogers (Mr Rogers) and Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) is presented to groups or individuals that have significantly and positively enhanced education in the United States.
In February 2012, he received the prestigious PUBLIC SPIRIT AWARD from the American Legion Auxiliary. This award, established in 1983, recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations for contributions that improve their communities, especially efforts that benefit the military, veterans and their families.
Previous recipients include Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick, advice columnist Ann Landers and Miss America 2000, Heather Renee French.
For nearly 25 years Michael Peterson has consistently created, inspired and entertained millions of people.
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