From Fascination to Passion
After schlepping through his dead-end day job, Michael Paine stuck it to the man and left his career in television news to play the guitar and become a full-time musician. Enrolling soon after in music school, Michael made ends meet by teaching guitar lessons and picking up the occasional gig. After earning a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance, he made his way to Nashville, to learn from and record with some of the town’s best musicians, including members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Kenny Rogers’ band. Michael went on to play lead guitar on tour for country stars Collin Raye, Jamie O’Neal, and YouTube sensation and world artist, Alex Boyé, performing all over the United States and abroad. Now, Michael Paine is writing and recording his own contemporary, yet timeless, Blues, Rock and Pop/R&B music, and began releasing new songs in 2021, with more new music coming soon! In addition to his music degree, Michael also holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism.