The Akademia Music Awards names “Little Folks Like You And Me” the best album in the category of Americana in the month of April 2017.
Kim Grant Music Press formally comes onboard as publicist to oversee the launch of “little Folks Like You And Me”.
Just Announced: Mike Younger to perform at the second annual American Roots Hoedown in Nashville TN
Just Announced: Mike Younger will be a featured performer at the Water Is Life Expo in Flint Michigan March 25th 2017
Just Announced: Mike Younger and Co will be performing on the mainstage at the Long Hungry Creek Farm’s Summer Solstice Festival June 15th-17th. Schedule TBA.
Mike Younger will be performing from 10am-2 at the CSA Fair @ Nashville Farmers Market, February 25th 2017. Come join the amazing Nashville Food Renaissance Movement by signing up for a CSA(Community Supported Agriculture) program and support one of the many amazing local farms producing honey, grains, meat and poultry products, dairy, vegetables and produce and building a local and sustainable food production economy.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Mike Younger to perform at the 2017 Boston Greenfest!!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Mike Younger to perform at the 2017 International Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City
Mike is honored to be performing on his new Cole Clark FL3A!
Thanks to Michael Adams and Cole Clark Guitars!
Nashville and Memphis Musicians Perform at the HiTone Café in Memphis in a joint effort to raise money for the Water Protector Legal Collective. Nashville’s Tommy Womack, Mike Younger, Dave Colella and Tom Mason joined Memphis’ Jimmy Davis, Butch Mudbone, Moses Crouch and Nancy Apple to support the Oceti Sakowin encampment.
The Tennessean published the following article on the efforts of Middle Tennessee to support the Standing Rock Sioux after interviewing Mike Younger at length about the supply mission:
Concerned Citizens for a Safe Environment(www.ccsenow.org), a community-based group created to resist the unwanted construction of a 60,000 Horsepower compressor station utilizing 1940s-1960s era pipelines in the midst of a residential and agricultural community in Middle Tennessee, held a fundraising gala at Fontanel Mansion for the next phase of the legal battle against the pipeline operator. Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper requested Mike Younger sit at his table. Mike took the opportunity to report to Representative Cooper the human rights abuses he witnessed only days before at Standing Rock at the hands of militarized state police abusing elders, women and children on behalf of oil & gas interests in North Dakota and a Governor with a stake in the pipeline.
Middle Tennessee in Solidarity With Standing Rock
On Monday October 17th 2016 a cargo of supplies left Middle Tennessee bound for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where indigenous tribal nations have gathered in greater numbers than any time since colonization to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing the Missouri River upstream of their ancestral homelands. StandingRock.org
The cargo was gathered by the community of Middle Tennessee (which also faces unwanted fossil fuel infrastructure expansion) in solidarity with the #NODAPL water protectors. The cargo included 7 live hogs, 12 cases of water, hundreds of pounds of dry goods, thermal wear and winter camping supplies. The delivery is being made by Nashville-based singer/songwriter Mike Younger (www.mikeyounger.com) and Charles “Mac” Wilson, president of the Davidson County Council of Community Clubs.
In addition to the numerous material donations made by private citizens, the following organizations have made Tennessee’s contribution to the struggle in Standing Rock possible:
Tony’s Foodland in Joelton TN https://www.facebook.com/TonysfreshFoodland/
The Native American Indian Association of Tennessee &
The Tennessee State Pow Wow http://www.naiatn.org/powwow/
Long Hungry Creek Farm http://barefootfarmer.com/
Nashville in Solidarity with Standing Rock https://www.facebook.com/Nashville.in.Solidarity/?fref=ts
Concerned Citizens for a Safe Environment (CCSE) ccsenow.org
Dr. Travis Whitlow DVM Whitlowvet.com
In August of 2016, Zumba will be releasing Zumba Country Vol 1, a workout DVD available in 150 countries. 2 of Mike’s songs will be featured alongside Brooks & Dunn, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Dixie Chicks, Mark Chestnutt, Big & Rich, Kelly Clarkson and Aaron Watson. Thanks to all the great folks from Zumba!!!
In 2015 Mike was able to recover a recording project from 2001 that was lost to legal entanglement for 15 years. He was advised and assisted in this process by Ray Kennedy, who is now working with Mike to complete the recordings in preparation of a future release.
2015 also saw the completion of Mike’s most recent recordings, produced by guitarist/producer Bob Britt. “Little Folks Like You & Me” to be released at some not too distant point in the future …..