Raised in the Texas Panhandle and raised in a family of outstanding musicians Michael grew up with the outdoors and music in his heart. After 12 years as a US Marine and having the chance to hunt and play music all over the country Michael returned back to his home in Texas and carried on his love for the outdoors rodeo and music. After 10 years of Rodeo Bullfighting 3 years with McCloy Rodeo Co. Michael hung up his Bullfighting gear and set his sites on music once again. His first single was written and recorded in 2008 with Phil Martin. Michael has recorded several of his songs Live including A Hero to Me Margaritas on Sunday and Maybe. Michael has entertained crowds all over the Texas Panhandle from 2007 until 2013. All of his time is spent in the outdoors! Hunting fishing and you name it Michael does it! Michael is an avid bowhunter waterfowl hunter and a supporter of his Native American ancestry and spirituality. He is a member of the Zink Calls/Avian X and Real Avid Fieldstaffs. You can download all of his music including the Live at Smokey Joes EP on iTunes or at the Michael Van Music and Outdoors website.