LORETTA'S ARTIST OF WEEK 6/20/16
Mickey Lamantia lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, by day he is a father, husband, singer and songwriter and by night a Correctional Officer for The Rhode Island State Prison.
He is what we refer to as that “old school” country that today’s country music industry is craving. His greatest musical influences are Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Randy Travis. Mickey’s songwriting style was inspired by some of the greats such as; Jamie Johnson, Alan Jackson and the infamous Meryl Haggard. These inspirations gave Mickey his traditional songwriting skills that remind us of his “Outlaw” image.
Mickey has been in the country music industry for 25+ years. He’s performed at CMA fest 2015 and 2016 and shared the stage with some of the best in the industry such as; Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker and more. His song “The Dash” was released July 11, 2016 to National radio making it the most added song on New Music Weekly Chart within that week.