At 17 years old, Austin Michael has already led an exciting life.
Austin a singer-songwriter, was born and raised in Van Alstyne, TX. From a young boy of 5 when he picked up a ukulele he was destined to perform on stage. After winning a Guitar at a local church when he was 12, he has honed his musical abilities learning the play the guitar and singing while increasing his love for country music.
He received his big break after his sister shared on social media a song that he recorded. One of her friends forwarded it to American Idol and next thing he was on his way to his first audition with the producers. After that audition, it was on to try out with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. During his audition Austin mentioned something about roppin’ and the rest is history. (see American Idol Video) Sitting on top of Luke Bryans shoulders with his trusty cowboy rope 15-year-old Austin Michael didn’t just rope Katy Perry and the full American Idol Production team that day, but everyone who watched!