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Michael Zane Trusty has experienced a very interesting career, one mixed with success and disappointment. He was born in Frederick, Oklahoma but by age ten was playing guitar in Dallas, Texas, where he won first place in the school talent show. He moved back to Oklahoma but soon decided to try his luck in Nashville, where, in 1989 he signed an artist-management contract With Anita Bryant and Reba McEntire. He recorded two albums for ABI, "Oklahoma Blue" and "Heartzone". A release on Arista proved not too successful so Michael moved to Branson where he performed regularly with Bill Bays former Elvis Presley tenor singer (of The Stamps Quartet). In 1996 Trusty decided to hit the road with his band, Branded Stray, playing shows throughout the USA and opening for his good friend Joe Diffie. In 1994 Zane met Mark Hendry and formed the duo Austin and King. After performing in Branson for a short time they relocated to Texas to work on an album. Upon release, four singles (written by Trusty) made the top 40 with "Blue Bonnets" peaking at number one in seven countries and "Fiddle And The Swing" making the number two spot, Michael toured seven countries promoting music with his music partner Mark Hendry. In 2001 Trusty moved back to Tennessee where he was asked to MC and sing for five shows with Grand Ole Opry stars Ernie Ashworth, Jan Howard, Charley Louvin, Bailey and the Boys, Del Reeves, and Gail Davies. Michael has shared the stage with Garth Brooks, Bill Monroe, Clint Black, Wild Rose, Clinton Gregory, Ronnie Millsap, Jerry Cramer, and many others. In 2001 Michael won a Song of the Year award for his number one single "Blue Bonnetts" presented to him by Holywood actor and producer Corbin Benson, he was also presented with a plaque by Ms. Texas for International Artist of the Year, you can contact Michael through Big Sugar Music & Distrokid.

"Michael's vocals are
great he can sing the phone book"

                                                             - MixMagazine

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