Tina Michelle was raised in Riverview, Florida with the legacies of moonshine runners, fast cars, endless summers, Outlaw country, and a little of Walt’s magic.
At an early age, Tina found her country listening to her mom’s 8-tracks of Patsy, Tammy, Dolly, and Elvis, and her dad’s southern rock.
She got a feel for the stage as a teenager, singing with bands in the lounge at Bahia Beach, a local resort where she waited tables and served Lions Club members. She also performed at local county fairs and sang the national anthem at East Bay Raceway – the “best dirt track in the south”.
Eventually outgrowing the local joints, Tina Michelle moved to Dallas, and later Chicago. After a bachelor’s degree and a lot of life experience under her belt, she headed west to Los Angeles. Quick to team up with local musicians and veteran music producer Chuck Sparks, she began recording and putting together music projects.
Today you can find Tina playing in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond, with her bands Tina Michelle & the Rhinestone Cowboys and New Wild West, or hosting and teaching at line dance events with The Rhinestone Cowgirls. When she isn’t on the mic, she’s got the pencil, honing her craft of songwriting. Look for her latest single, Daddy Was an Outlaw, scheduled for release by New Wild West summer 2017.