2003 Nammy: Best Independent Recording
2004 Nammy nomination: Best Independent Recording
2006 ISMA: Best Spiritual Recording, also nominated for Best Pop Recording
2006 Just Plain Folks Awards nomination
2007 Nammy nominations: Best Male Artist / Best Pop Recording
2008 ISMA: Best Classic Rock / Best Pop Recording
2010 ISMA nominations: Best Pop / Best Rock / Best Folk Recordings
2011 ISMA nomination: Medicine Horse (co-written w/Duane Deemer, from his CD "Wind Horse")
2012 ISMA: Best Blues / Best Folk / Best Spiritual Recordings
2012-13 Nammy nominations: Best Pop Recording / Single Of The Year
2015 ISMA: Best Pop / Best Folk / Best Spiritual Recordings, Best Rock Recording nomination

2017 Just Plain Folks Awards: five nominations

2018 Josie Awards nominations: Entertainer of the Year (Rock) / Song of the Year (Rock) / Male Artist of the Year (Rock)

Charting Singles Co-written by Michael (while member of Legend Seven)

#2 "Angela" 1992

#1 "Be Still" 1994

#1 "Blind Faith" 1994

#10 "First Love" 1994

#15 "Call on Me" 1994

"All you need... is three chords and the truth.” Harlan Howard

"Looking at music itself, you will find that from the beginning of the world it has been instilled and implanted in all creatures, individually and collectively..." Martin Luther

"I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor." Martin Luther