Like most music lovers, I caught the music bug at an early age. I started listening to the radio, around age 10 while riding around with my dad in his pickup. Growing up all we had were a few local AM stations. He always had it tuned to WDAK out of Columbus, Georgia which only played country music. My dad really loved country music and had a large collection of LPs with headliners like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and George Jones, so that was what I listened to.
At age 13, I discovered a different genre called rock music. I went to the local record shop to buy a song called “The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde” by Merle Haggard. When I got home I discovered the clerk had given me the wrong record, a song called “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream. After playing that 45 rpm record on my folks large cabinet style stereo system,
I was fascinated by this hard rock sound. Ironically, Cream’s producer called the song “psychedelic hogwash." It was the biggest song Cream ever recorded.
After getting hooked on this “psychedelic hogwash” sound, I started listening to artists like Hendrix, Ten Years After and Iron Butterfly. There was just something about this high energy, distorted guitar sound that grabbed my attention and scrambled my brains. This type of music, to say the least was not a favorite of my dad. Nor was my ever growing, longer hair.
As time went on throughout the 70s, Marshall Tucker, Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and The Allman Brothers were my go to bands. Southern rock had gone main stream and this shifted my focus to a love of different style of music.
Currently, I live on a lake in small town Alabama with my beautiful wife Lisa and our two Jack Russell Terriers. This area is rich in experiences that provide plenty of song writing material. We are very proud of a guy named Conway Twitty that grew up around here and managed to have a hit record or two.
My goal is to create songs that might be picked up by other artists, whether established or up and coming, so I can just get a few songs on an album. That, my friends, is what this journey is all about for me. Should there be any of my songs that you might be interested in recording, please contact me.
A country song about living life today and shaking off the sad times. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
Listen to Lee University student, Sydney Devoe, belt out Raisin' Cain, a song about a small town girl playing in a country band. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about a bunch of boys creating their own shockabilly backwoods sound. In the style of Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A rock song about a guy crusin' in his Cuda with his sexy girlfriend and experiencing sensory overload. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about a young country singer learning what it's like to be just starting out and performing on tour. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about a guy trying to describe to his girl how she makes him feel. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
An adult contemporary song about a guy with a second chance at love because his girl has given him a second wind. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A rock song about how much this guy loves his girl — forever. In the style of romantic Foreigner, Whitesnake love ballad. Intensity grows as the song moves along. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A rock song about a girl that has a hold on her lover. He can't break free because of her strong love. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A rock song about driving a stretch of dangerous highway everyday and just praying that you get home safely. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about a bunch of guys sitting around a fire pit talking about fishin', girls and just about anything else, all the while burning anything they can get their hands on. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about a guy in a bar who spots a girl wearing tight blue jeans. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about how a man's habits compare to a dog's habits. This chorus would sound great at a University of Georgia football game. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.