Mike Lawrence

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Country - Traditional | Garland, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 29   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the age of 2 my parents returned to their original home in Hartselle, Alabama. I spent most of my childhood there and developed a very strong interest in country music listening to the Grand Ole Opry and other country radio programs. At the age of 12 we again moved to Michigan. I have been here ever since. I started learning to play the year we moved back to Michigan and have played and sang country music since that time. In 1975 I enlisted in the US Air Force and spent 4 years in the service of my beloved country. I was stationed in Tampa, Florida for almost 2 years before being reassigned to Lakenheath AFB in England. While in England I met several guys that also loved to play country music and we formed a band. We played at the base Rod and Gun Club a lot to entertain the servicemen and women from the surrounding bases. We also played several local villages. It was a great joy to take American country music to the British public. They really lov