Michael was born in Garland, Texas and raised in Mansfield, Texas. From the time he was young he participated in sports such as basketball, soccer and baseball. He dedicated his four years of high school to playing baseball and was offered several scholarships and even met with a few major league teams. Burned out on sports, Michael made the decision to give up his baseball career. Since he was no longer playing sports, Michael had extra free time to play the guitar. During a show at Thirsty Armadillo, Dusty Deaton invited Michael on stage to perform a song. From then on Michael began to perform at various venues throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.