Mike Bradford HLE Featured Artist
I just want to give a little background on my music and how God has really blessed me. I was born in Lakeland Florida, raised in Alabama, got married, moved to Tennessee and I now reside in Georgia. No wonder God has had to keep his hand on me. When I was a kid my parents and I had a gospel group by the name of “Gospel Travelairs Quartet”. We traveled all across Alabama ministering the gospel through music. We had a great following and we seemed to be singing every Friday through Sunday. There are many, many stories I can tell you about my experiences growing up in the gospel ministry that I would love to tell everyone. I am thinking about adding a story page to tell them all.
Right now, I want to tell you what God has been doing for me lately. He has blessed me the past year with the ability to write 10 new gospel songs for my first CD. The title cut ” Call On Jesus” has moved up the Christian Voice Music charts as well as the CGC charts quicker than I could imagine. It started just the first week at number 90 and when the next chart was released it had moved up to number 18. Now as of November 8th, it has charted number 1.
This website will be updated quite often once it is up and running. We don’t have a whole lot of time to work on it right now. We do want my fans to be able to purchase my CD or just simply send me an email to say hi and what God has done for you in your life.
I was blessed to be a part of the Relay For Life concert back in November 2010 in Sylacauga Alabama, and for those who are not familiar with this foundation, it raises money for cancer research. I know that each and every one of you have been touched in some way by cancer, either yourself personally, a family member or friend. Until this concert I didn’t realize just how many people in my life had either battled the disease and lost or the ones that have survived. God has really made this first CD centered around cancer and until I no longer sale this album I will continue to give to this foundation and to the two cancer survivors that I personally know.
7-14-2011 I am currently writing songs for my second album. I think that God is giving me some more really good songs. I have tracks for my first one being done this week and we are very excited about it. I have been told that we are going to try and cross over this one into the Country Market as well. I have two more songs that are almost finished. I am putting the final touches on a couple of lyric lines and I can’t wait until I can give a preview of them on my web site. They are going to be awesome.
My Wife and I got to go on our first Cruise ever this year. We went on the Carnival Fascination to the Bahamas back in April 2011 and we had a Blast. They have been putting on this cruise every year for the past 7 years and, Folks, if you really want to have a good time with Music and praising the Lord, Check out Christian Voice Magazine and book with them. You will not be disappointed
I was part of the Country Gospel Music Fest in Pigeon Forge Tennessee back in April of this year, (2011) ,and had a wonderful time. I met a lot of true Christian folks and some very talented Artist. I made a lot of new friends and can’t wait to share the stage with them again.
Faith Fest In Winder Georgia was pretty Awesome. Had a great time and I want to thank all my coworker friends and family that came to watch me.
Update: 12/27/2011 After mixed emotions about joining Face Book I finally did it and I am so glad I did. I have had bookings come from it and I have met a lot of new friends as well as catching up with some old friends that I haven’t seen in many, many years. I have also made some really good contacts and I believe that my fan base is increasing everyday. I went to sing at First Freewill Baptist Church In Sylacauga Alabama and not only did I get a blessing through seeing some home town folks that I hadn’t seen since I was a kid, My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs Wallace and her Husband, came up to me an told me she was so proud of me. I have to say that this was the highlight of my visit. Overall it was a true blessing for me and I hope it was for the congregation as well.
Christmas was not about buying gifts this year, God sent me another awesome song starting Christmas Eve and finished it up on Christmas day. The Title is ” Leave it All At The Alter”. This will be on my new CD coming out , God Willing, Late 2012 or early 2013. This is going to be one awesome CD!!!
On Christmas Day, I also found out that I am one of the Top 5 nominees in the King Country AGAPE FEST 2011 Male Horizon and Favorite Christian Song and Artist of the Year for my Song “Thank You Lord” I have also learned that I am one of the Top 5 Nominees for Christian Voice Magazines 2012 CGM Horizon Award
I am so looking forward to the new year 2012. I believe that God has something really great in store for me.
To vote go to www.kingcountryagapefest.com and www.christianvoicemagazine.com
Update: 07/29/2012 Okay folks. Thanks to all of my friends, family and Fans, I won the King Country AGAPE Fest 2012 Male Horizon award. I have also learned recently that I am a top 5 nominee for Male Horizon in the ICGMA’s this year. Winner will be announced at the ICGMA’s in Missouri August 4th. I will be there and will be most grateful win or loose. It is such an honor that my pears have voted me this far.
I will try to update more often as things happen so for now, so long and God Bless all of you..