Michael Manning

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Michael Manning, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg TNMichael Manning is a Singer/Songwriter in the Clarksville/Nashville, Tennessee area. He was raised in Illinois, Florida, and California but claims he “grew up” in Oklahoma, the place he calls home. Musical styles could be defined as Americana, western folk and country. Influences include John Denver, The Beatles, America, Gordon Lightfoot, Michael Martin Murphey, and Brad Paisley. Songwriter influences include those listed as well as Paul Simon, Don McLean, Carole King, Jimmy Webb, Paul Overstreet, Tom Douglas, and Rodney Crowell. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and also served in the Army National Guard and is currently a retired Federal law enforcement ranger with the National Park Service. Besides performing at various songwriter venues in Nashville, he is also a singer/musician for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is married with a daughter and two beautiful grandchildren.