Mike Stinson
American singer-songwriter
Mike Stinson
Mike Stinson is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    His song "Counting My Lucky Stars," from second album Last Fool at the Bar, was featured in a 2006 episode of the CBS series Cold Case entitled "The Red and the Blue."
    More Details Hide Details Though he plays guitar in his own band, Stinson has worked as a drummer for other musicians, including Christina Aguilera and Lucinda Williams. Stinson relocated to Houston, Texas in 2009. His most recent album, The Jukebox in Your Heart, was produced by Jesse Dayton and recorded at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios in Austin. It includes a new version of "Late Great Golden State."
  • 2004
    In the 2004 edition of its annual Best of LA feature, Los Angeles magazine selected him as Best Country-Western Artist, adding that "Late Great Golden State" ought to be California's official anthem.
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  • 2003
    Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times wrote in 2003 that Stinson is "one of Los Angeles' best-kept musical secrets."
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  • 2002
    Stinson released his debut album Jack of All Heartache in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The album includes a sardonic ode to California entitled "Late Great Golden State." Dwight Yoakam later covered the song on his album Population Me and released it as a single.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    A native of Virginia, Mike Stinson moved to Los Angeles in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Inspired by the country rock of Gram Parsons, as well as more traditional country artists such as Johnny Cash and George Jones, he began to write songs and eventually formed his own band.
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