Mick Cruz – Biography
Mick Cruz is a singer-songwriter whose musical style is a cross between traditional Country Music and a touch of rock and roll. Since his CD “All of Me”, Mick has grown as an artist and it shows on his latest album “Ghost Town.” On the album Mick enlists the help of some new friends from Los Angeles and New York taking this CD in a new musical direction. Mick has created a new and fresh sound with the combination of rock and country. “Treat Me Like a Dog” is Micks first single of the Ghost Town album and was inspired by understanding the power a women has on their man. “It’s funny what men will do when in love and when you love unconditionally.” “The song was written with a funny undertone and not depicting men as dogs in the literal sense of the title.” Mick is set to release his second song to radio soon called Ghost Town. “The song Ghost Town is one of my favorites on the album. I think most people will like the song.” The rest of the songs on the Ghost Town CD are a result of Mick’s dedication and to challenge himself as a singer and songwriter. He’s been able to get his feet wet at the production aspect of making this CD and has enjoyed every moment.
With his charisma, energy and songs Mick has been able to connect with fans throughout the state. Mick began singing at weddings and parties and always seemed to bring joy to the people around him with songs from George Strait, AC/DC, Steve Miller Band, Bon Jovi, Lynard Skynard and Eagles. At the age of 26 Mick had his first big performance opening up the show for Lee Roy Parnel at the annual WBCA Jalapeno festival. There on after Mick has an impressive list of opening acts ranging from Jason Aldean, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Bryd, Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt, Pat Green and Kevin Fowler to name a few. “I have been so fortunate to be able to open up for such an impressive list of Country artists.” “I watched and learned as much as I could from them and that kind of experience is very difficult to come by and has helped me become what I am today.”
His musical journey began at age 12 in Laredo, Texas, when his mother a singer of Christian Music, bought his older brother Bo a guitar. “Bo was always playing the guitar in our room and just murdering songs like “The Chair” and “Cowboy Rides Away”!! (laughing) So I picked up the guitar and began singing and playing all the songs he learned. Little by little my singing and playing improved, eventually getting better than my brother. Those were some really fun times back then. A year or so later, a friend and I started a small band singing rock-n-roll with some friends from school. We played where ever we could and to anybody who would listen to us.”
Mick attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a Bachelor in Criminal Justice. With hard work and a growing circle of contacts. Mick is like the guy next door, funny, outgoing, charismatic, and talented. With a likeable personality and a strong work ethic to succeed, Mick might possibly be one of the brightest stars to come.
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