Since moving to Nashville, Mike has recorded his debut CD entitled “Blame It On Me”, toured 18-cities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and was a southern bachelor contestant on season one of CMT's hit reality show "Sweet Home Alabama". His most recent CD, “Stirrin’ Things Up”, has the edgy alternative country rock sound that is popular among big-named artists, sound such Aldean and Gilbert. In summer 2012, Mike and StateWide completed a 25-city tour to promote his latest CD and music videos, “Drive Bye” and “Stirrin’ Things Up”.
in 2013, Mike Short Jr. was named “Country Boy of the Year” by voting customers of Country Girl/Country Boy apparel and a finalist in the American Country Star singing challenge. This year, Short took home “Video-of-the-Year” honors for his “Drive Bye” music video at the first-annual Nashville Universe singer competition held in Nashville. He was also a finalist in three other categories including “Male Artist of the Year”, “Entertainer of the Year”, and “Song of the Year” for “Stirrin’ Things Up”.
Mike Short Jr. doesn’t know what his future has in store. But the avid outdoorsman, hunter, black belt expert, soccer player and lover of family has chosen a path to follow. “My dreams are to continue writing songs that not only make you want to sing along, but that connect to a crowd emotionally, leaving a lasting impact. I hope to perform on even bigger stages in front of larger audiences. My goal is to succeed in what I love to do, not forgetting where I came from, but using it as the foundation that has made me the musician I am today.”