“When Neil sang harmonies on my song, I was ready to die right there in that NZ studio chair” In the past couple of years Michael had been co-writing with Grammy-award winning artist Frank Myers resulting in an EP recorded at Ocean Way studios in Nashville. The singles received rotations across commercial, independent and community stations. In January 2019, "Turn This Love Around" landed on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for 5 weeks, reaching its peak at No. 24 and "Brightest Star," which peaked on the same chart at No. 25.
Both Billboard tracks have also received significant radio play within the US in 2019. Michael's singles ' Turn This Love Around ‘ and ‘ Brightest Star’ also made the official ballot for the Grammys 2019 . Michael is currently writing his sophomore offering, hoping for recording and release mid 2020.