Colorado native Michael Woody cut his teeth on the country-rock sounds of The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.
Moving to Nashville in the fall of 1985, Michael immediately found a home on the country charts with his unique songwriting talents. In 1988, he had his first #1 with the Desert Rose Band's, ""He's Back and I'm Blue"".
Michael has written songs with and/or had songs recorded by Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle, Barbara Mandrell, Clay Walker, David Lee Murphy and other country stars. But like many Nashville songwriters, he is as vocally gifted as the artists he writes for.
Michael's latest musical endeavor is the successful duo that he has with his wife Dyann, ""The Woodys"". In 1998, their debut album shot up to #1 on the Gavin Americana Chart and they received worldwide critical acclaim. The Woodys went on to win Country Music Vocal Duo at the International Music City News Awards and the album was one of the top 5 picks by TNN's country.com in the US.
In 2000, The Woodys were one of the artists on The Gram Parsons Notebook Project: The Last Whippoorwill. The Woodys performance was singled out by Entertainment Weekly saying, ""they create some gorgeous moments like the Woodys' soulful take on 'A Song For You.' The album reached #3 on the Gavin Americana Charts in the US.
In 2001, Dyann & Michael wrote and recorded their sophomore album, ""Teardrops & Diamonds."" In the summer of 2004, Scena Records/Sony RED released this 'Country Classic'. It has already received stellar reviews, is being played on Americana Radio and is charting in the top 40.
The Woodys have two beautiful songs on a Compilation Bluegrass/Gospel Record with Ricky Skaggs and other bluegrass artists. Michael's incredibly poignant, ""Circle Of Angels"" and Steve Earle's ""Nothing But A Child"" are the featured songs.
The Woodys have just released their acoustic/bluegrass album on Scena Records/Sony RED. ""Telluride To Tennessee"" features Chris Hillman, Herb Pederson, Gretchen Peters, Pat Flynn, Al Perkins, Ronnie McCoury and Tammy Rogers.
Recently Rocade Records in Norway released the debut CD of Michael Woody, ""Listen To Me"". The 14 song CD includes co-writes with David Lee Murphy and Waylon Jennings.
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