Meet New & Noteworthy artist J. Michael Harter.
J. Michael Harter released his new EP, Ride On, on Sept. 30 on Anozira Records/GMV Nashville. The release follows Harter’s launch of his current single, titled “Holy Cowgirl,” which is receiving positive feedback and airplay at Country radio and in dance venues across the United States.
The album, which is produced by J. Michael’s brother, Scott Harter, and Matt McClure is available on iTunes and other major digital retailers. Harter commented that Ride On contains some of the most special and refreshing music he’s ever written, including bonus tracks “Another Trip,” and a dance remix to single “Holy Cowgirl.” He is currently in the midst of an extended radio tour in support of the single and album.
Current Single / Project: My current single is “Holy Cowgirl”, and my EP “Ride On” is available NOW!
Musical Influences: George Strait, Garth Brooks, the Eagles, The Beatles, Sting, Tom Petty, Incubus, Keith Whitley, Chris Ledoux
Personal Influences: My family past and present, God, nature/the outdoors.
Music Sounds Like: Well, I guess you could say its Western Rock with with real life stories and emotional lyrics. At least that’s what I think. I hear a lot of different comparisons. One time someone told me it’s like Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton had a kid.
Why You Should Be Listening: I think the most exciting thing about my music right now is that we have no rules in the studio. Nobody is voicing their opinion but me and my brother. It makes for a “rule free” creative environment. As a result we are able to create unique music and try new things.