WASHINGTON DC NATIVE ‘MICHAEL MCCALL’ HAS RELEASED NEW SINGLE ‘FARTHER FROM HOME’. MICHAEL IS HERE TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE SINGLE WRITING, RECORDING AND WHO HE WORKED WITH ON THE RECORD. GIVE IT A READ RIGHT HERE.

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What is your name?
Michael McCall

What is your genre of music?
Country

Give us a little bio about you.
Washington State Native, singer, songwriter, and country recording artist Michael McCall is truly a welcomed surprise to the country music sector and the world. While McCall’s inventive guitar chops and haunting vocals may seemingly have been inherited naturally, being smack dab in the middle of a talented family of musicians, he has a musical style all his own. With unique phrasing and perspective, Michael writes his own truth to create a captivating story from what may have once been mundane to become incredibly interesting. Pursuing his music career as a full-time endeavour since 2017, Michael began playing guitar in various bands. He concentrated his focus on song writing, has since recorded and released a self-titled album (2017) and single, “He Looks Good On Her” (2019) which broke the Top 50 on the MusicRow chart and landed at #8 on Indie Country Charts.  Currently, Michael is writing new music while touring across the US performing original sets which include his most recent release, “Farther From Home.” 

What made you go into music?
My family. Ever since I could remember, I have been surrounded by music

Are you signed?
I’m working on it! 

You released your single ‘Farther From Home’, tell us more about the single.
This song was co-written by my manager, Scott Randall Rhodes, with Jill King and Harry Harless. One day while we were swapping songs with each other, he played it for me and it immediately hit home with me. The story is about growing up in a small town, leaving home to build a life and realizing how much you miss and want to go back home. One of my favorite lines in the song is “roots run deeper the farther you go from home.” 

What is the meaning behind the single?
Growing up on an Orchard out West, I would always think about how I cannot wait to leave my small town and never look back. However, once I left for the “real world,” I started to appreciate where I came from and it made me want to head back home. I feel like “Farther From Home” can relate to people who are leaving for college or moving to a bigger city. Sometimes you don’t realize how much something or somewhere means to you until you don’t have it anymore.

What was the writing and recording process like?
I can’t speak on the writing process, but we had a blast recording it. We cut it right outside Nashville at Hilltop Recording Studio. At one point, my producer, Buddy Hyatt, asked me to bring my guitar behind the glass to show the guys the guitar hook I wrote for the song, which was very intimidating to me because one of those “guys” happened to be legendary, Brent Mason. 

Describe the track in two words.
Honest, Life

Who did you work with on the single?
In the beginning Scott Randall Rhodes and myself hammered out the basic vibe and mood we wanted to set for the song. Later my producer, Buddy Hyatt (Music City Trax), added a Nashville chime to it, which we loved. 

Will we see a Music Video for the single and if so can we expect from it?
We’re in the process of nailing down all of the details and hoping to release it in the near future. 

Listen here

Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
It’s definitely a possibility. We’re hoping to get back in the studio soon. For this next one, we’re leaning towards a traditional old-school country vibe.

What else can we expect in 2021?
I’ve been writing a lot of music recently and we’re looking to release my next single this fall.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Somewhere with a guitar and a fishing pole, hopefully.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

I don’t say it often but one that sticks in my head is, “no pain no gain”.
I believe it’s a weight lifting quote, but it rings true in pretty much every aspect of life.


What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I don’t say it often but one that sticks in my head is, “no pain no gain”.
I believe it’s a weight lifting quote, but it rings true in pretty much every aspect of life.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Water, capo, DI box, 9v battery and extra guitar cables

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Facebook 
Instagram
Twitter
And brand new Tiktok

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