Michael White (singer)

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Michael White
Birth name Larry Michael White[1]
Origin Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels Reprise
Associated acts Blake Shelton
Conway Twitty

Larry Michael White is an American country music artist. The son of songwriter L.E. White, who has written for Conway Twitty,[2] 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."[3] The album was produced by Robert Byrne.[4]

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, "The Baby" for Blake Shelton, and "Kiss You in the Morning" by Michael Ray, the latter two of which reached No. 1 on the country singles charts. "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.[5][6]



Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1992 "Professional Fool" 32 Familiar Ground
"Familiar Ground" 43 55
"She Likes to Dance" 63
1993 "Country Conscience" single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1992 "Familiar Ground" Rob Lindsay[7]


  1. ^ Per ASCAP listings
  2. ^ Morris, Edward (2004-12-27). "Country mourns its losses". CMT. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 458. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  4. ^ "Times Daily - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2016-04-14. 
  5. ^ "2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards". Billboard. 2002-11-05. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  6. ^ "2003 ASCAP Award Winners". CMT. 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  7. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1992-06-27). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.