Mike Waldron Bio
For over 25 years, Mike Waldron has performed with some of the biggest names in the music industry. After playing in numerous bands in his home state of Michigan and attending The Guitar Institute in Hollywood, Mike moved to Nashville & quickly landed a job as lead guitarist with multi-platinum recording artist Martina McBride. After 3 years with Martina, Mike went on to do tours with Lee Ann Womack, Tanya Tucker, Mindy McCready, & Linda Davis, among others.
Since moving to Nashville, Mike has not only toured the world, but has performed in several music videos and hundreds of high-profile TV appearances. These include multiple performances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, and The Grand Ole Opry, just to name a few. In addition to extensive touring in the U.S., Mike has also toured Europe seven times including the 1994-1995 Garth Brooks world tour with McBride. His international resume’ also includes a 2003 USO tour to play for the troops in Kuwait and Qatar.
From 2002-2014, Mike toured and was lead guitarist for multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning recording artist Lee Ann Womack. He was also her musical director from 2005-2014.
In 2012, Mike recorded with Jon Bon Jovi for the Al Pacino/Christopher Walken movie Stand Up Guys.. The song “Not Running Anymore” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He has recently played on many tracks for the ABC TV show Nashville with artists Hayden Panettiere, Chris Carmack, Connie Britton, & Will Chase.
In 2016, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family enlisted Mike to play on their #1 album “Love Remains”. The project was produced by Ricky Skaggs and features Steven Curtis Chapman and Bruce Hornsby, among others. The album has gone on to win several awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Album.
Mike is involved in many facets of the music business. He is an in-demand studio musician & producer regularly called upon to be session leader on recording sessions. Mike has played on over ten thousand demos, albums, & television shows. He consistently works with Nashville’s top songwriters and artists.
Mike is married to Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Marcia Ramirez.
They have 3 children: Derek Wells, Kari Ames, & Sam Skorik.