Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels, known as Haley and Michaels, are an award winning country duo based in Nashville.
They recently released their debut song, “The Price I Pay”, which is currently airing on TNN (The Nashville Network), TCN (The Country Network), and featured on CMT.com.
When the two first met in Nashville, they discovered that they grew up only a few miles away from each other in Northern California, but never knew it. It turns out there had been multiple failed attempts to introduce the two before they actually connected. They finally met through a guitar player (who had managed to be in both of their solo bands, simultaneously, across the country).
The duo started turning heads with a heartfelt cover of Hunter Hayes’ “Wanted,” that Taste of Country called “an equally as yearning, aching and lovely alternate version of a very familiar track.” The music video for their debut single, “The Price I Pay,” was directed by Annie Price (Faith Hill’s “This Kiss”).
Haley and Michaels recently played a residency at Nashville’s legendary venue 12th and Porter in February, 2013, playing four shows on the same stage where Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Jon Bon Jovi, and more have played.
They are currently in the studio working on their first full-length album with producer Josh Leo. The album will be available later in 2013.