Michael Peterson

If you were listening to Country music in the late 90’s you could not have avoided hearing the chart-topping artistry of Michael Peterson. Born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in Washington State, Michael Peterson is a former College Football National Champion who burst onto the country music scene with three consecutive #1 hits in 1997 and 1998. With unforgettable hits like the iconic “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie” and “From Here To Eternity” Michael emerged as the top-selling new male artist and top new airplay artist two years in a row.

During a unique entertainment career that spans three decades, Michael’s songs have reached #1 fifteen times on music charts around the world. A CMA and Academy Of Country Music finalist for Best New Artist, Michael’s “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie” was recently recognized as one of the top 100 Essential Hits of the 90’s. Michael’s timeless “From Here To Eternity” ranks as the fourth most popular country music wedding song of all time.

Michael is a proven hit songwriter with unique distinction of having his songs recorded by Hall of Famers and Grammy nominees in Country, Gospel, Pop, Rock, R&B, Latin and Vocal Jazz. Michael’s compositions have been brought to life by Grammy winning superstars and Hall of Famers like Travis Tritt, Timothy B Schmidt of the Eagles, The Michael Thompson Band, The Classic Imperials, Ty Herndon, John Berry, Deniece Williams and Bacilos.

With 24 studio and live albums to his credit and concert tours in 22 countries he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

In addition to his music career Michael has dedicated himself to inspiring hundreds of thousands of teenager and young adults during the past thirty years with his award winning “What’s Your Story?” student assemblies.

Michael Peterson is the recipient of numerous distinguished public service awards for his role as spokesperson for Special Olympics, U.S. Selective Service, Ronald McDonald House, The U.S.O, Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Legion, the New Holland Corporation and the U.S. Army. In 2008, Michael was chosen by the U.S.O. and the U.S. Army as the sole recipient of the distinguished Bob Hope “Spirit of Hope” medal for service to the nation and the servicemen and women of the Armed Forces. He received this honor following his 9 tours to Iraq and Afghanistan where he performed over 150 concerts for deployed service members. Since he began supporting active duty, Veterans and Military families in 2005, Michael has delivered
over 500 performances and helped raise millions of dollars in support of Veteran Service Organizations and non-profits.

Michael has been a contributing author for nine books including the New York Times best-selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. Michael’s most recent book is a delightful children’s book called “Little Is Good” co-written with retired U.S. Army Colonel and Army Women’s Hall Of Fame inductee Jill W. Chambers, who also happens to be Michael’s wife.

Michael and Jill currently own a home in Las Vegas but they live all over the world. When they are not on tour in the Europe, Brazil, Asia or the U.S. they are spending time at the nearest beach or Las Vegas pool relaxing and preparing for the next adventure.