Michael Bolton Information
Michael Bolton is one of the music industry's most successful singer/songwriters. Blessed with an incomparable voice and keen songwriting ability, his albums have grossed over 40 million and his passion and devotion have made him one of the world's most popular singers. Bolton was born in 1953 in New Haven, Connecticut and received his first record label at the age of 15. Although he is known for his "easy listening" genre, he actually started out in the late seventies with a heavy metal band called "Blackjack" which also featured one-time KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
It wasn't until 1983 that he began performing alone and alongside performers such as Luciano Pavarotti, Renee Fleming, Ray Charles, Wynonna Judd and BB King. He has written songs for such artists as Barbra Streisand, KISS, Kenny Rogers, Kenny G, Patti Labelle and many other well known artists.
His album "The Hunger" released in 1987 was a huge success with hits like "That's What Love Is All About" and his cover of "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding which both became Top 40 Hits. Bolton followed up this album in 1989 with "Soul Provider" which had five Top 40 singles, including "How Am I Suppose to Live Without You", " How Can We Be Lovers" and "When I ëm Back on My Feet Again". He gained superstar status with his 1991 album Time Love and Tenderness which hit number one and with the number 1 hit cover of Percy sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman", "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" and "Time Love and Tenderness".
Bolton has received many awards for his success including being honored by the music industry for songwriting with the 1995 Hitmaker's Award, from the National Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and the prestigious "Million Performance song Award" five times. Bolton has said that "Between writing, performing, and recording, by far performing for his audience is the best". He has appeared at hundreds of concerts and performed for millions of fans so don't miss out on this award winner's performance.