|Origin||Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin|
|Occupation(s)|| music video director |
|Associated acts|| Toby Keith |
Brooks & Dunn
Michael Salomon (born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States)is an American music video/film director, who has directed many music videos, including many of Toby Keith's music videos. His directorial career escalated when he directed the video for Metallica's "One", which was nominated for "Best Heavy Metal Video" at the MTV awards, established the band nationwide, and was declared one of the "Top 75 Videos Of All Time" in Rolling Stone's critics' poll.
Whitefish Bay is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 14,110 at the 2010 census.
Toby Keith Covel, better known as Toby Keith, is an American country singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue Moon and 1997's Dream Walkin', plus a Greatest Hits package for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury in 1998. These albums all earned Gold or higher certification, and produced several Top Ten singles, including his debut "Should've Been a Cowboy", which topped the country charts and was the most-played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since its release, according to Broadcast Music Incorporated.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.
He later won numerous awards, including the CMT (Country Music Television) "Director of the Year" awards in 1994, 1995 and 1996, Michael again performed his work, creating award-winning videos for Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Brooks & Dunn, over twenty videos for Sawyer Brown and others. His association with Toby earned Salomon the CMT Flameworthy Awards in 2002, including one for "Director of the Year" and awards in 2003 including "Video of the Year."
Most recently, Salomon teamed up again with Toby and directed the 2008 film Beer For My Horses, which starred Toby Keith, with guest stars Rodney Carrington, and Willie Nelson. Salomon had also directed the music video for "Beer for My Horses" in 2003.
Rodney Scott Carrington is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package, on Mercury Records and Capitol Records. His comedy act typically combines stand-up comedy and original songs. Carrington has also starred in the sitcom Rodney and in the 2008 film Beer for My Horses.
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
"Beer for My Horses" is a song recorded by American country music artists Toby Keith and Willie Nelson. It was composed by Keith and Scotty Emerick for Keith's seventh studio album, Unleashed. The song was released as the album's fourth and final single on April 7, 2003.
Michael lent his talents to projects for such musical luminaries as Garth Brooks, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne and many others as an award-winning editor.
In addition to the list of music videos, Michael has directed and or segment-directed a wide variety of longform home videos, commercials, network specials and syndicated series. He directed the NBC Special, "Garth Brooks: Live From Dublin." The special garnered an Emmy nomination for Salomon.
"Beer for My Horses" (2008)
152 music videos are currently listed here.
|1987||"The Weekend"||Steve Wariner|
|1988||"Can't Stop Now"||New Grass Revival|
|"I Knew Love"||Nanci Griffith|
|"I Should Be with You"||Steve Wariner|
|"Light Years"||Glen Campbell|
|1989||"One" (with Bill Pope)||Metallica|
|"Beneath the Texas Moon"||J.C. Crowley|
|"Callin' Baton Rouge"||New Grass Revival|
|1990||"Closer to the Flame"||Dave Edmunds|
|"Sixteen Tons"||Eric Burdon|
|"Nobody's Talking" (with Jim May)||Exile|
|"Is It Love" (with Bud Schaetzle)||Foster & Lloyd|
|"Rollin' Home"||Pirates of the Mississippi|
|"You Don't Miss a Thing"||Eddy Arnold|
|1991||"Rockin' Years"||Dolly Parton with Ricky Van Shelton|
|"Shadow of a Doubt"||Earl Thomas Conley|
|"If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)"||Joe Diffie|
|"The Walk"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Picture of You"||Great Plains|
|1992||"The Dirt Road"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Some Girls Do"|
|"If You Can't Find a Reason to Be Happy"||Buck Owens|
|"Cafe on the Corner"||Sawyer Brown|
|"The Trouble with Diamonds"||Mac McAnally|
|"All These Years"||Sawyer Brown|
|1993||"Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)"||Kathy Mattea|
|"Cleopatra, Queen of Denial"||Pam Tillis|
|"Daddy Laid the Blues on Me"||Bobbie Cryner|
|"Thank God for You"||Sawyer Brown|
|"The Boys and Me"|
|"For Your Love"||Chris LeDoux|
|1994||"Outskirts of Town"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Hard to Say"|
|"Summertime Blues"||Alan Jackson|
|"Honky Tonk World"||Chris LeDoux|
|"Nothin' but Good"||Dawn Sears|
|"Baby Likes to Rock It"||The Tractors|
|"Shut Up and Kiss Me"||Mary Chapin Carpenter|
|"This Time"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Tender When I Want to Be"||Mary Chapin Carpenter|
|1995||"I Don't Believe in Goodbye"||Sawyer Brown|
|"I Believe"||Blessid Union of Souls|
|"House of Cards"||Mary Chapin Carpenter|
|"What Do You Want With His Love"||David Ball|
|"Where Do I Go from You"||Jon Secada|
|"(This Thing Called) Wantin' and Havin' It All"||Sawyer Brown|
|"That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You"||Aaron Tippin|
|"The Car"||Jeff Carson|
|"'Round Here"||Sawyer Brown|
|1996||"Treat Her Right"|
|"Meant to Be"||Sammy Kershaw|
|"Wild at Heart"||Lari White|
|"The Road You Leave Behind"||David Lee Murphy|
|"Don Juan d'Bubba"||Hank Williams, Jr.|
|"Betty's Got a Bass Boat"||Pam Tillis|
|"Five Dollar Fine"||Chris LeDoux|
|"All I Do Is Love Her"||James Bonamy|
|"She's Really Something to See"||David Lee Murphy|
|"Good as I Was to You"||Lorrie Morgan|
|1997||"Feels Like Heaven (With You)"||BeBe & CeCe Winans|
|"Six Days on the Road"||Sawyer Brown|
|"I Could Love a Man Like That"||Anita Cochran|
|"We Were in Love"||Toby Keith|
|"This Night Won't Last Forever"||Sawyer Brown with Steve Wariner|
and Mac McAnally
|"In Another's Eyes"||Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood|
|"Love of My Life"||Sammy Kershaw|
|1998||"Dream Walkin'"||Toby Keith|
|"Another Side"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Holes in the Floor of Heaven"||Steve Wariner|
|"One Day Left to Live"||Sammy Kershaw|
|"Tearin' It Up (And Burnin' It Down)"||Garth Brooks|
|"It's Your Song"|
|"Drive Me Wild"||Sawyer Brown|
|1999||"Life Is a Highway"||Chris LeDoux|
|"When Love Fades"||Toby Keith|
|"Until You Loved Me"||The Moffatts|
|"How Do You Like Me Now?!"||Toby Keith|
|2000||"800 Pound Jesus"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Almost Doesn't Count"||Mark Wills|
|"Silence on the Line"||Chris LeDoux|
|"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This"||Toby Keith|
|2001||"I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight"|
|"I'm Already There"||Lonestar|
|"I Wanna Talk About Me"||Toby Keith|
|"Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"|
|"I Need a Girlfriend"||Sawyer Brown|
|"Who's Your Daddy?"||Toby Keith|
|2003||"Beer for My Horses"||Toby Keith with Willie Nelson|
|"Where's Your Mommy?"||Cledus T. Judd|
|"I Love This Bar"||Toby Keith|
|"I Can't Take You Anywhere"||Scotty Emerick|
|"Hot Mama"||Trace Adkins|
|"You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl"||Brooks & Dunn|
|"American Soldier"||Toby Keith|
|2004||"The Coast Is Clear"||Scotty Emerick|
|"Whiskey Girl"||Toby Keith|
|"Men Don't Change"||Amy Dalley|
|"Rough & Ready"||Trace Adkins|
|"The Girl's Gone Wild"||Travis Tritt|
|"The Watch"||Scotty Emerick|
|"You Do Your Thing"||Montgomery Gentry|
|"Stays in Mexico"||Toby Keith|
|"That's What It's All About"||Brooks & Dunn|
|2005||"I Would Cry"||Amy Dalley|
|"Songs About Me"||Trace Adkins|
|"Honkytonk U"||Toby Keith|
|"As Good as I Once Was"|
|"Play Something Country"||Brooks & Dunn|
|"Big Blue Note"||Toby Keith|
|"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"||Trace Adkins|
|2006||"Get Drunk and Be Somebody"||Toby Keith|
|"A Little Too Late"|
|"Crash Here Tonight"||Toby Keith|
|"Ladies Love Country Boys"||Trace Adkins|
|"Hillbilly Deluxe"||Brooks & Dunn|
|2007||"High Maintenance Woman"||Toby Keith|
|"Thinkin' 'Bout You"||Fred Eaglesmith|
|"Love Me If You Can"||Toby Keith|
|"I Got My Game On"||Trace Adkins|
|"Go Tell It on the Mountain"||Toby Keith with Jewel|
|2008||"Things a Mama Don't Know"||Mica Roberts|
|"Off the Hillbilly Hook"||Trailer Choir|
|"God Love Her"||Toby Keith|
|2009||"Marry for Money"||Trace Adkins|
|"American Ride"||Toby Keith|
|"Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song)"|
|2010||"Daddy Phone"||Marty Raybon|
|"I Keep On Loving You"||Reba McEntire|
|"Rollin' Through the Sunshine"||Trailer Choir|
|"This Ain't No Love Song"||Trace Adkins|
|"Bullets in the Gun"|
|2011||"Look It Up"||Ashton Shepherd|
|"Brown Chicken, Brown Cow"||Trace Adkins|
|"Made in America"||Toby Keith|
|"Red Solo Cup"|
|2012||"I Like Girls That Drink Beer"|
|"Hope on the Rocks"|
|2013||"Daddy Dance with Me"||Krystal Keith|
|"Too Drunk to Karaoke"||Jimmy Buffett with Toby Keith|
|2014||"Drunk Americans"||Toby Keith|
|"Motel Flamingo"||Madeline Merlo|
Barry Poole is an American country music artist who records under the name Cledus T. Judd. Known primarily for his parodies of popular country music songs, he has been called the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music, and his albums are usually an equal mix of original comedy songs and parodies. Judd has released eleven studio albums and two EPs, and several of their singles have entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. His highest chart peak is the No. 48 "I Love NASCAR", a parody of Toby Keith's 2003 single "I Love This Bar".
This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 2005.
This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 2002.
"Good Ride Cowboy" is a song written by Jerrod Niemann, Bryan Kennedy, Richie Brown and Bob Doyle, and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in October 2005 as the first single from his tenth studio album The Lost Sessions. The song is a tribute to Brooks' friend Chris LeDoux, champion rodeo bareback rider and country musician. Released in late 2005 as a single, the song went on to peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2008.
Melvern Rivers Rutherford II is an American country music songwriter. Has been writing country songs since the mid-1990s as a songwriter, he has written several number one country hits, including "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" by Brooks & Dunn, which was the Number One country song of 2001 according to Billboard. Among the other Number Ones that he has composed are "If You Ever Stop Loving Me" by Montgomery Gentry, "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton, "Real Good Man" by Tim McGraw, "Living in Fast Forward" by Kenny Chesney, "Ladies Love Country Boys" by Trace Adkins, and "These Are My People" by Rodney Atkins. He has also released a solo CD called Just Another Coaster.
This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2009.
"Muddy Water" is a song recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released in August 2008 as the first single from his eighth studio album, X. The song was written by Monty Criswell and Rick Huckaby.
Steven Harvey Goldmann was a Canadian music video and film director. He directed over 200 music videos. Goldmann also directed the movies Broken Bridges and Trailer Park of Terror, and additionally directed several television programs. Goldmann died from cancer on April 30, 2015.
Chris LeDoux was a rodeo cowboy who sang and recorded songs in his spare time and sold his albums from the back of his truck. With his father, he started his own record label, American Cowboy Songs, in 1970. Under that label he released 22 albums between 1971 and 1990. After gaining recognition from the 1989 Garth Brooks song, "Much Too Young " he was signed to Liberty Records, where he released 4 studio albums in four years. He released 6 more albums including a live album under Capitol Records. Horsepower in 2003 was his last studio album before his death in 2005. Nine official compilation albums have been released between 1994 and 2008. 20 Greatest Hits has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Greg Hanna is a male Canadian country music singer. Signing with his own independent label in 1995, Hanna charted several singles on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada, including the top ten hit "Ain't No Justice" from 1997, but his debut album was never issued. In 2005, Hanna appeared on the third season of Nashville Star, but dropped out after receiving an offer to work with producer Chris Farren. In 2007, Hanna toured Canada as the opening act for Canadian country band Emerson Drive's Countrified Tour. Hanna's debut self-titled album was issued in October 2009 in the United States and Canada on his own USA record label imprint, Pheromone Records LLC; with MegaForce Records and Sony. From his debut CD in the USA and Canada came the releases "It's a Man's Job," "What Kind of Love Are You On" and "Makin' Love Real." Their supporting music videos which earned Hanna exposure on television networks such as CMT, GAC and TCN. In 2010, Hanna signed with the Paradigm agency for representation and booked his first major USA tour as opening act on the American Ride Tour for Toby Keith and Trace Adkins.
Cowboy's Back in Town is the eleventh studio album by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released on August 17, 2010 via Show Dog-Universal Music Nashville. The first single "This Ain't No Love Song" was released to radio in May 2010 and debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of May 22, 2010. Also included on the album is "Ala-Freakin-Bama," a song that charted in late 2009 and was promoted by Adkins's former label, Capitol Nashville.
John Lloyd Miller is an American filmmaker who has directed, produced and/or written music videos, short films, features, documentaries, commercials and television programming.
Michael Rhodes is an American bass player, known for his session work and touring in support of other artists, and his collaborations in bands and ensembles.
Steven Jay Nathan is an American keyboardist. He is known for his session work in Muscle Shoals and Nashville studios.
Eric A. Darken is an American percussionist, composer, and programmer.