“I started the climb up and out of unhappiness a few years back. I looked inside and called into light things like jealousy and fear. I would pour booze or drugs on top of things that hurt me instead of admitting these things and getting to the root cause. Now it’s up to me to continue to do the work that will keep me in this space,” he says.
Mike was the permanent producer for Red Dirt favorites Cross Canadian Ragweed, and "Fighting For," written by Mike and Cody Canada reached number 39 on the Billboard Hot Country charts. He has also produced albums by other artists including the Turnpike Troubadours, Tom Skinner, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and many others.
Within Looking Up, set to be released September 25, it’s clear that every piece of Mike McClure’s life is in the midst of changing — and he’s finally seeing that as a good thing.