Minnesota Gospel OpryÂ is in it's 4th concert season. Â We have a 5 piece house band and singers that plays every month in addition to the special guests that we invite. Â This month we have a real treat with our guest Mike Manuel who is a multi-award winning Inspirational Country Music Artist. Â Mike's faith and love for country music guide his life and career path. As an accomplished singer and songwriter, Mike combines the traditional sounds of country music with lyrics about faith, hope and promise. Mike wants his songs to have meaningful messages that resonate with his audiences world-wide. Â In 1996, Mike began a full-time solo music career. What followed is a succession of 15 number one Christian Country radio singles and over 20 awards from various music organizations including the Country Gospel Music Associations 1998 and 1999 National Entertainer of the Year, the 1998 National Songwriter of the Year and the 1999 Christian Country Music Associations Male Vocalist of the Year. In 2006, Mike picked up the coveted Songwriter of the Year award at the Inspirational Country Music (ICM) awards. In 2006 he was a featured performer on the nationally televised ICM awards show at the prestigious Ryman Auditorium alongside country stars Charlie Daniels, Lonestar and Trent Tomlinson. And in 2007, he took home "Song of the Year" for "Back in the Country Again", and also "Songwriter of the Year". Recent performance on the 2015 AMG Heritage Awards. Â As well as winning the Living Legend Award this past year in 2016. Â Mike has had a lot of recent success with his song "Phone In Heaven," and it has had millions of views on Facebook and YouTube. Â Mike is an phenomenal songwriter and great performer. Â This is a concert you won't want to miss! Â We look forward to seeing you all at the Opry!