When Mike Carr accepted his award for the APRA Song of the Year in January 2006,it was the beginning of wonderful ride.
The award forReal People, co-written with Melinda Schneider for her latest album Family Tree, was his first Golden Guitar, although he had received numerous nominations before.
Mike is one of Australian music's most exiting singer /songwriters.
From an impeccable musical pedigree (his father was the famed Warren Carr of the 60's R&R era), Mike has been carving his own way in the country music industry for the past 5 years.
As a songwriter he is right up there with the best, having written and co- written some of the most popular Australian country songs of the past few years. These include THE ANZAC, New England Highway and Get Loud (Adam Brand) & Real People, Wearing White (Melinda Schneider).
As an artist,his self titled debut album, released in 2003, yielded the singles While the Wife's Away, Up on His Shoulders while his follow up album, ”Legend” produced the hit song “She’s Gone”.
Mike has built a considerable following with his live performances. Touring Australia with super stars Terri Clark and David Lee Murphy & performing as an invited guest on “The Global Showcase” in Nashville he has won hearts all over the globe.
He is a sought after performer at the Tamworth Country Music festival and has become a permanent fixture at CMC Rocks sharing the stage with the likes of Taylor Swift and Jo Nichols and in 2011 country superstar Alan Jackson and 2012 Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill.