In September 2011 Mike
Petty recorded a five-track EP called “Fade Away,” on which he did all
drums, keys and vocals. Since then, Mike has been touring with many
different acts playing drums
professionally. "Now I feel God calling me to lead again," he says. "I
feel [He] is really leading me to make this next EP a very special
one." Mike's ultimate goal is to see lives changed for God and to
encourage others through music.
the unfortunate passing of his father this year, Mike felt even more
motivated and compelled to get started on his next project. His father
was always very encouraging and wanted to see Mike succeed as an artist.
The first time around, Mike didn't expect
to get one of his recordings on the radio. His song "Take Me Down"
played for three months on 102.9 The Buzz out of Nashville, Tenn. One of
his songs, "Restart," was also used in a video for Small World Adoption.
He currently tours with major-label country artist Jared Ashley,
Nashville, Tenn., on the drums
and singing background vocals. He also plays for other various artists
pursuing his solo songwriting career. His plan is to record at his
favorite studio, Dark Horse Recording, with producer and
best friend Sean Rogers. He will also be recording at the renewed Hey
World Productions studio. With all of
the adventure that has filled the first 26 years of Mike's life, the next
chapters of the story are sure to be ones you won’t want to miss.