Come On In My Kitchen

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"If You Think Its Hot Here.." 
by The Mike Henderson Band
        
 

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Wow! Nominated for 2019 ACM Song of the Year! Again!  

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] 

Break Up In The End – Cole Swindell 

Writers: Jessie Jo Dillon / Chase McGill / Jon Nite 
Publishers: EMI April Music Inc. / Nite Writer Music (ASCAP) / Songs of Universal, Inc. / Plum Nelly (BMI) / Big Music Machine (BMI)/ Big Ass Pile Of Dimes Music (BMI) 

Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton 

Writers: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton 
Publishers: WB Music Corp./House of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights/Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l. admin. by Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP); Straight Six Music (BMI) 

Meant To Be – Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line 

Writers: David Garcia, Tyler Hubbard, Joshua Miller, Bebe Rexha 
Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kiss Me If You Can Music (BMI) (all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC) Big Loud Mountain (BMI) and T Hubb Publishing (BMI). All Rights Administered by Round Hill Works. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of itself and Songs of the Corn and Jack 10 Publishing. Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (ASCAP) D Soul Music (ASCAP) (
adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com) 

Space Cowboy – Kacey Musgraves 

Writers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves 
Publishers: Smack Hits/Smack Songs, admin by Kobalt Music ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative NBaSmack Hits/Smack Songs, LLC, admin. by Kobalt Music Group Ltd. (GMR); Universal Music Works/We Are Creative Nation/Jake and Mack Music, admin. by Universal Music Works; Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./351 Music (BMI). Group

Tequila – Dan + Shay 

Writers: Nicolle Galyon / Jordan Reynolds / Dan Smyers 
Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), A Girl Named Charlie (BMI) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Buckeye26 (ASCAP) / Jreynmusic (ASCAP) 

Yours – Russell Dickerson 

Writers: Casey Brown / Russell Dickerson / Parker Welling 
Publishers: BMG Platinum Songs/Kailey's Dream / So Essential Tunes / Not Just Another Song Publishing / Hillbilly Science and Research Publishing/Trailerlily Music

CMA Winner for Best Song "Broken Halos" 

What an honor to win this CMA award for Best Song- "Broken Halos".  Here's a small recap:

CMA Award for song of the year: Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson won the first trophy of the night for “Broken Halos.” Stapleton said: “I didn’t expect this one. Man, thank you. So many great songs in that category. And I wrote this one with one of my dear friends and heroes, Mr. Mike Henderson,” Stapleton said. Hennderson thanked his wife, his family and his lucky stars for letting him live in Nashville where he said that all the cool stuff happens."

Broken Halos wins CMA Song of the Year

Won Grammy for Best Country Song, “Broken Halos”! 

So proud, grateful, humbled & excited to win a Grammy for Best Country Song, “Broken Halos” with fellow songwriter & good friend, extraordinary artist, Chris Stapleton.  I wasn’t there to accept the award but Chris’ acceptance speech meant a lot to me. It was my fourth Grammy nomination and first win.

Here’s from The Boot: 

Songwriters Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson took home the trophy for Best Country Song, for "Broken Halos," at the 2018 Grammy Awards. 

Stapleton, who had won Best Country Solo Performance minutes before, called it "unbelievable" to win the award with his "good friend" Mike Henderson, his long-time bandmate in bluegrass band the SteelDrivers. 

“To win this with him means so, so much to me," Stapleton said from stage. 

Seemingly overcome with emotion at what the win signified, Stapleton mentioned the time the pair spent touring in a van and honing their songwriting skills. Once again, Stapleton reiterated that the award “means a great deal,” and sent out thanks.

 

Check out the video of Chris and lovely Morgane performing the song at the CMA show. 

 

Great time with Billy Gibbons 

 

‘Skyville Live’ Assembles Ace Guitarists Billy Gibbons, Orianthi, Frankie Ballard, Mike Henderson

There was an ax to grind at Skyville Live Tuesday night — many of them. 

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, country singer Frankie Ballard, famed rock guitarist Orianthi, soulful blues singer ZZ Ward and celebrated guitarist and songwriter Mike Henderson joined to turn the venue’s online music series into a guitarathon for the night. 

Ballard, who gave Gibbons an amplifier emblazoned with the outline of Texas, said he had so much fun jamming during rehearsal that he’d already had a “great time.” 

“Everything after rehearsal is a bonus,” Ballard said. “Billy is one of my guitar heroes. I owe him a lot. He was like the older brother you have on the radio introducing you to all the music he loved. Guys like that got me turned on to the blues … he’s always been a big inspiration.” 

Gibbons kicked off the night with a set including songs from his debut solo album “Perfectamundo.” Short sets from Ward, Ballard, Henderson and Orianthi followed before the night’s players got back on stage to jam on a ZZ Top classic. 

Before the show, Gibbons said he was looking forward to the performance but admitted he didn’t know what he was getting into when he agreed to play. 

“The more I started digesting what had been assembled here, it started to sound really interesting,” Gibbons said. “The guys that are occupying the positions in (the backing band) are (really talented). I thought, ‘I’ve got the time off.’ I didn’t have a clue how professional this was. They have turned this thing into a living, breathing entity. It’s a good thing.”

Mike & Chris Stapleton's Songwriting Sessions 

"Stapleton began spending his Thursday evenings writing songs with Mike Henderson. “I’d take him over there every Thursday night and drop him off, so he could have his adult beverages while they worked,” says Morgane Stapleton, Chris’ wife and harmony partner. “Mike and Chris had a standing appointment for three or four years. They were a great team.” The guys spent those evenings building up a catalog of murder ballads and bluegrass-influenced tunes.  


Read the full interview with Chris Stapleton in American Songwriting Magazine

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  • Bernardo

    Bernardo Barcelona

    Hi Mike!! I wanted to tell you you're a big !! I have a question for years ... In what tone you play harmonica on "Pyroman" Mark Knopfler on tour Sailing to Philadelphia ?? .... I was in Badalona, when there was that sound and lights blackout and you seguíais you playing as if nothing was wrong ... you are a phenomenon !!! Thank you very much and a big hug !!! bzambudio@gmail.com

    Hi Mike!! I wanted to tell you you're a big !!
    I have a question for years ... In what tone you play harmonica on "Pyroman" Mark Knopfler on tour Sailing to Philadelphia ?? .... I was in Badalona, when there was that sound and lights blackout and you seguíais you playing as if nothing was wrong ... you are a phenomenon !!! Thank you very much and a big hug !!!
    bzambudio@gmail.com

  • John T

    John T Central PA

    Waited a long time to catch Mike live and finally did in Nashville at the Bluebird in Feb. Front row at a great show. And what made it special was that I was able to be there with my son and his girlfriend who are now both Mike Henderson fans. Great to see Pat on drums again after not seeing him since 1991 with the Belairs (in Lawrence, KS).

    Waited a long time to catch Mike live and finally did in Nashville at the Bluebird in Feb. Front row at a great show. And what made it special was that I was able to be there with my son and his girlfriend who are now both Mike Henderson fans. Great to see Pat on drums again after not seeing him since 1991 with the Belairs (in Lawrence, KS).

  • Don

    Don East Coast Canada

    Been patiently waiting for this CD - thanks Mike - it's fantastic! Now you live on guitar.....

    Been patiently waiting for this CD - thanks Mike - it's fantastic!
    Now you live on guitar.....

  • Katsuyuki "HARPMAN" Sakata

    Katsuyuki "HARPMAN" Sakata Japan

    I enjoy your new CD. Nice slide & harp playing !

    I enjoy your new CD.
    Nice slide & harp playing !

  • Alan

    Alan Kent England

    Wow what a great CD ! I echo Terrys comments come on over so we can here you live . but what ever happens you thanks for the sounds BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!

    Wow what a great CD ! I echo Terrys comments come on over so we can here you live . but what ever happens you thanks for the sounds BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!

  • Terry bennion

    Terry bennion England

    Come back to England Mike ....seen you countless times at the BB ,and with Messrs Welch,Kaplan,Kieran Kane etc .My favourite loud ,I mean live band on a Monday night ?

    Come back to England Mike ....seen you countless times at the BB ,and with Messrs Welch,Kaplan,Kieran Kane etc .My favourite loud ,I mean live band on a Monday night ?

  • John Subik

    John Subik Menifee, CA

    Looking forward to the new release as well, been a huge fan since I saw you once on ACL backing Kevin Welch. Your sound & tone just grabbed me and I was hooked. Have all your CD's since. Keep on keepin' on!

    Looking forward to the new release as well, been a huge fan since I saw you once on ACL backing Kevin Welch. Your sound & tone just grabbed me and I was hooked. Have all your CD's since.
    Keep on keepin' on!

  • mark womble

    mark womble Southlake, Texas

    First got turned on to Henderson and that nasty silvertone sound with the Snakes...it was a YIPES for me....favorite blues artist for me was/is Little Walter Jacobs so hearing Mike with that Lousiana saxophone made it even better...had to get everything by him ...took a while to pick up the Bel Aires LP which is only on vinyl on Blind Pig...worth the search...an original and one of the best for sure ! Glad he is back doing the bluz ! MW

    First got turned on to Henderson and that nasty silvertone sound with the Snakes...it was a YIPES for me....favorite blues artist for me was/is Little Walter Jacobs so hearing Mike with that Lousiana saxophone made it even better...had to get everything by him ...took a while to pick up the Bel Aires LP which is only on vinyl on Blind Pig...worth the search...an original and one of the best for sure ! Glad he is back doing the bluz ! MW

  • Wailin' Al Walker

    Wailin' Al Walker Vancouver, Canada

    Mike, Congratulations on the new CD! Fantastic grooves and an excellent choice of material. Always a step above the rest! Great to be able to download your previous albums here as well. My old CD's were about worn out!

    Mike,
    Congratulations on the new CD!
    Fantastic grooves and an excellent choice of material. Always a step above the rest!

    Great to be able to download your previous albums here as well. My old CD's were about worn out!

  • Jonas

    Jonas Sweden

    I am so pleased you are showing all young dudes how to play the real blues again....you have been missed since those awesome "Blueblood" CDs! When purchasing the downloaded version, which formats will be offered?

    I am so pleased you are showing all young dudes how to play the real blues again....you have been missed since those awesome "Blueblood" CDs!
    When purchasing the downloaded version, which formats will be offered?