Mike McAdoo Spotlight

"Guitar Texas" from his CD Guitar Texas
TGS Spotlight Player from May 19, 2011

My name is Mike McAdoo I played for the Country Tonite show for the last 4 seasons.

I have made a living with my guitar for the past 33 years.

I played lead guitar for the Osmonds for 6 years performing in front of an average of 400,000 people yearly from 1992 to 1998.

I have been profiled in ‘Guitar Player’ & ‘Peavey Monitor’ magazines.

I won ‘Best Lead Guitarist’ at the Branson Entertainment Awards in ’95, ‘96 & ‘97 This is my 15th season in Branson and I’ve done over 4,000 performances.

I currently have 3 instructional guitar dvds on the market. ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine says of one of my DVD's…. “ a very good instructional DVD” (Feb. ’03)

I have taught guitar for many years. A total of of 14 years with Tarpley Music based out of Texas. I have also taught many years on my own and also one year at the high school level in Burkburnette TX.

I have recorded over 130 cd’s with such varied artists as Mel Tillis, Boxcar Willie, The Osmonds, The Moffatts (Polydor, Nashville), & Rex Allen Jr, to name a few.

Taylor Guitars ‘Wood & Steel’ did a great review on me in the summer 2005 issue on my CD ‘Guitar Texas’. It is still currently on their website. I also appeared in W&S in the fall ’09 issue.

In April of ’09 we did some USO/AFE shows that took us all the way to Baghdad Iraq and Ramstein AFB in Germany to perform for our troops.

In 2009 our band played behind country singers TG Sheppard & Collin Raye for 19 weeks of the season.

I also am a Taylor Guitars, and Ernie Ball Strings endorsee.

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