This Christmas I am thankful. Thankful to have a network of friends, family, and bandmates that keep it real. Thankful to have been given these gifts called “talents.” Many people overlook the blessings we have everyday, but today I do not. I may not have things “perfect,” but at least I’m an artist that isn’t about the hype— a real artist. Yes, I work a day job to pay my bills and it does suck— but that’s just life. No, things do not come easy. But I can sing, play, and write like I always dreamed. I stay true to myself and who I am. I do not pay for likes, followers, stage time, or anything unnecessary to “increase the odds of my success.” Instead, I sit in my office and work my ass off/play my ass off every morning, night, and day when I’m not at my day job. Artists live their lives a certain way for a reason, it’s because it’s who we are. Broke or rich, famous or nobody, happy or depressed, I’ll never change who I am or what I love and I’ll never substitute those things for being someone I’m truly not. I’m humbled everyday and reminded that this won’t last forever. And today that hits my heart heavily. I’ve come so far and done things I never thought were possible. Thank you to everyone who has come out to see me play, thank you to everyone who has given my music a chance, and thank you to the people who have stayed with me since day one. One day maybe I can repay you for what you’ve given to me. Thank you and cheers to 2018.
“There must be some kind of way out of here” Said the joker to the thief
Go cry about it, why don’t you My dear, we’re slow dancing in a burning room 🎤🎸
Perfectly Lonely live from 12/1!!
Sorry this is late, but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported the band over the last few months. This band is new and I’ve been so lucky to be surrounded by such talent. I’ve always been fortunate to sit in good company, especially on stage (where it matters to me the most). Thank you to Matthew Whitehead, Austin Adams, and Steven Shirley for being lifelong friends and bandmates that push me to be the best that I can be. 12/1 was definitely an example of that and reminded me to count my blessings. Thanks to the people who came out to represent and watch “Michael and The Influence.” Thanks to Jeff Schattle and JARO Entertainment for hosting and keeping it real. Thanks to our amazing videographer Karissa Leicht and extraordinary photographer Jennifer L Rogers for documenting the day and evening for us. Our future looks bright. Future show dates TBD, more pictures and video to come!!! Thank you 🙏🏽.
Me and you
Michael Austin Sorrells and The Influence will be live from the Curtain Club in Dallas on 12/1. Do not miss this show (especially if you missed the last one)! Other dates for that week/weekend are tbd. Grab your tickets now at: https://www.prekindle.com/event/18472-michael-austin-sorrells-and-the-influence-acid-tongue-1776-empire-cats-dallas
We all missed ‘the end of song’ cue
So a thing happened today
Still on cloud 9 from last night. Thanks to everyone who came out, what a night we had with you!
This Thursday! Come out and see me with the band! Tickets available at prekindle.com
Seven years of being in love with you😎 happy belated anniversary 🖤
Dallas!! September 21st I will be headlining at Poor David's Pub. Check my FB for more information, pre-sale tickets, and other dates. This is going to be the Thirsty Thursday that I will never forget. #DallasTexas #214 #LiveMusic
If I just breathe #michellebranch #hopelessromantic
Fire new mixtape dropping soon (Ft. Asahd Khaled & Justin Bieber) #birthday #24 #atlanta
We slip n' slide together as one 🖤
Thinking about that honey butter chicken biscuit from Whataburger
ANNOUNCEMENT: My new album-- Bear Claw Sessions, Pt. 1 is now available at the following streaming/purchase outlets: Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, YouTube Music, Shazam, Google Music Store, etc... I hope everyone checks it out! Let me know what you think and which songs connect with you! Special thanks to everyone who has been apart of this and my journey since day one. Thanks also to those who have made this possible for me. Check my FB for quick links or search the outlets above to find the new tunes! #soloartist #newmusic #nashville #nashvillemusic #matonguitars #MichaelAustinSorrells #part1 #guitarist #vocalist #songwriter
The Predators won, we got on the Jumbotron twice, and some guy threw us free brewskis walking out of the stadium. Overall I'd say it was a win.
Forget the clouds that rain on your light
Non-black shirt, new year, what? #Nola #NYE
Shoutout to @sydneygruberart for supplying me with this new office desk, it's a pleasure to own this piece of art from such a gifted Artist! P.S.- There will be a Broadway round 2 in the near future... which includes the karaoke bar....and cookout.... but mostly cookout @catielewis, @mar1lynr0se, and Karl
National Dog Day with Dukeson #bestbros #pitbullsofinstagram #dontbullymybreed
Twenty Three!! #birthday
Happy Mother's Day to this lovely gal, Dukeson appreciates everything you do for him
Happy birthday to my P.I.C. and best friend @jthlms I can always count on you for the nights we don't remember anything from the next morning 😂😂 #TurnUp #CincoDeMayo
Today is the day. Today is the day I've been awaiting for quite some time. I have learned that my 8 years of hard work, passion, love, and dedication for music will not flush down the drain. I'm humbled and honored to announce that after graduation May 6th I will be moving to Nashville, Tennessee to continue to pursue my dreams in a full-time position. Growing up I could only dream of a life such as this and for the first time in my life I'm now searching for the right words to say. Thank you to all of my family, friends, mentors, professional team members, and people of the past who have been apart of this. Without you I would not have found, nor would I be who I am today. Without the failure, struggle, sweat, pain, and suffering this opportunity wouldn't be here and I certainly would not see the beauty that I see today. Above all, I need to thank the Lord for helping me throughout this journey and opening some doors of opportunity. When times are bad I'm reminded to keep my head up and to keep working hard. More than anyone else the Lord has given me an identity and blessed me with the gifts to fulfill it. For that alone I'm forever grateful. Noteworthy also are the people who have believed in me from the beginning. It was rough there for a bit, but you guys made following this dream easier by putting your belief in me. So from the bottom of my heart I need to say thank you to those specific people. This is my new signature guitar that was custom made by Mayton and it marks the real beginning of my life journey. From now on my stage name will be my full name, not Michael Austin. From now on we will not be writing and creating pop music, instead we will live in the blues/soul/rock feels, which is where I began and where my passion is. We are in the process of rebranding, repositioning, and defining our presence in all of the other business spectrums. I ask that you all stay engaged for what happens next and the music that follows, this is truly special. I have so many people to thank and I'm sorry if I have forgotten you, please know that it is not intentional. As always I woke up today as Michael, but today Michael awoke as a peaceful and truly happy man.
National Puppy Day with Dukeson #dukeman #pitbullsofinstagram #bros
All that makes me happy is the blues -Buddy Guy #Storm #TheBlues #BuddyGuy #NOLA
Homesick tonight #DallasTexas #downtowndallas #Dtown #citylife #home
Dukeson #mybestbro #pitbullsofinstagram #pittbull #dontbullymybreed #classybowtie
We had to go to the roof to get service 📶 @thanwilly (photo cred: @lckinkaid)