Michael White (singer)
|Birth name||Larry Michael White|
|Origin||Knoxville, Tennessee, USA|
|Associated acts||Blake Shelton
Larry Michael White (born in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American country music artist. The son of songwriter L.E. White, who has written for Conway Twitty, Michael had a song he wrote recorded when he was still a teenager. “You Make It Hard To Take The Easy Way Out" appeared on the B-side to Conway Twitty's hit “You’ve Never Been This Far Before”.
Michael was later signed to Reprise Records in 1992, releasing his debut album Familiar Ground that year. This album produced three chart singles for him on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, including the No. 32 "Professional Fool." The album was produced by Robert Byrne.
White also was a writer on "Rock-a-Bye Heart" for Dana McVicker, "Fighting Fire with Fire" for Davis Daniel, "Loving Every Minute" for Mark Wills, and "The Baby" for Blake Shelton. "Loving Every Minute" and "The Baby" both earned White ASCAP awards for being among the most performed country songs of the year, in 2002 and 2003 respectively.
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1992||"Professional Fool"||32||—||Familiar Ground|
|"She Likes to Dance"||63||—|
|1993||"Country Conscience"||—||—||single only|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|1992||"Familiar Ground"||Rob Lindsay|
- Per ASCAP listings
- Morris, Edward (2004-12-27). "Country mourns its losses". CMT. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 458. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- "2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards". Billboard. 2002-11-05. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
- "2003 ASCAP Award Winners". CMT. 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2008-07-06.