In September 2011 Mike Petty recorded a five-track EP called “Fade Away,” on which he did all of the drums, keys and vocals. Since then, Mike has been touring with many different acts playing drums professionally. "Now I feel God calling me to lead again," he says. "I feel [He] is really leading me to make this next EP a very special one." Mike's ultimate goal is to see lives changed for God and to encourage others through music. After
the unfortunate passing of his father this year, Mike felt even more motivated and compelled to get started on his next project. His father was always very encouraging and wanted to see Mike succeed as an artist. The first time around, Mike didn't expect to get one of his recordings on the radio. His song "Take Me Down" played for three months on 102.9 The Buzz out of Nashville, Tenn. One of his songs, "Restart," was also used in a video for Small World Adoption. He currently tours with major-label country artist Jared Ashley, Nashville, Tenn., on the drums and singing background vocals. He also plays for other various artists while pursuing his solo songwriting career. His plan is to record at his favorite studio, Dark Horse Recording, with producer and best friend Sean Rogers. He will also be recording at the renewed Hey World Productions studio. With all of the adventure that has filled the first 26 years of Mike's life, the next chapters of the story are sure to be ones you won’t want to miss.