I have been writing lyrics for just a couple of years, and two of my songs have been picked up by AR execs during online song pitch events. Just that amount of encouragement keeps me motivated to write more lyrics in hopes of getting better at my craft. I was not blessed to be a performing artist but in no way has that deterred me from pursuing my dreams to produce quality songs.
Having the ability to tell a story through my lyrics and then provide a basic melody to give to a recording studio is how I arrive at producing a radio-quality demo. I work with a well-known recording studio engineer and utilize session vocalists when necessary.
From time to time I enlist the vocal talents of students at a prestigious Tennessee music and voice school to assist in creating my song demos.
Although I have been going the lyric-writing road by myself thus far, I am very open to working with other songwriters who want to co-write. Like many songwriters, I write about love, life and loss. Some songs are sad and some songs are humorous.
Georgia and Alabama have been home for all of my life and that has allowed me to garner a lot of material to write about as I draw from experiences and observations about living life the country.
As a graduate of Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, some of you may know that Randy Owen, legendary front man for the group Alabama, is a JSU alumnus. Another pair of JSU alumni, Jamey Johnson and Riley Green, continue to make their march toward superstardom in Country music. I believe your past and present environments influence heavily as to what type of songs you write about. My influences have always come from the country, country/rock and classic rock genres. Too many artists to mention.
Lastly, my goal is to get just one charted hit out of this songwriting hobby. If I can do that, then my journey is complete.
A country song about walking around in small town USA and the things that you see. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A cool, campy island song about a guy going to the beach and meeting the girl of his dreams. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about city folks getting lost in the country and about the things they experience while on the journey. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A country song about runnin' with your best buddy. Gettin' into all kind of trouble but you still have each other's back when the going gets rough. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A rock song about a guy who is so in love with this girl but she is playing it cool so it's drivin' him crazy. See video on Youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzrLqg7JWZg . Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
A contemporary adult song about a girl who leaves a guy and moves on... and then how he moves on. 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 how fast life gets away from us. Music and lyrics by Mike Bridges.
An upbeat country music song about how you should stay true to who you are and live a simple life. 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 country song about living life today and shaking off the sad times. 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.
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 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.
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