About the Band

Michael Dale, following in his father John’s footsteps, singing country music, playing the guitar, and his cowboy way of life enjoyed much success in the rodeo arena.

Many times, qualifying for multiple rodeo association finals, with top 5 finishes. In 2014 Michael won the MRCA (Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association) Steer wrestling championship.

In 2015 while sitting first in 2 associations, Michael put his rodeo career on hold to pursue his love of music, Michael loves entertaining on a big stage for large crowds. His influences range from Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings to Garth Brooks and George Strait.

Michael Dale began performing with Desert Wine in March of 2017. The band has enjoyed success and failures together. Always growing and evolving.

From the ashes of Desert Wine comes Michael Dale and The Hired Guns. Over a near 2 year process, 2 bass players, 7 lead guitar players, 2 keyboard players, adding a female vocalist and a pedal steel guitar player “The Hired Guns” band was born. The name “Hired Guns” came about because in the music business you are only as good as your weakest link and you are judged by the company you keep or musicians you employ in this case. If you want to be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best. You pay for talent! These musicians have spent their lives honing their craft. “The Hired Guns” band employees some of the best instrumentalist from around the Kansas City area and will continue to grow and evolve as everything great does. Come out and check them out for yourself.

Most recently we have performed as the headliner for the Helzberg Diamond National Leader Conference in Kansas City, MO., Lee’s Summit Chamber Annual Oktoberfest, Cass County Missouri Fair, Feed the Need Concert at the River Front Amphitheater in Alton, Il. The Kenny Chesney Country music festival at Arrowhead Stadium and the Leather and Lace Biker Rally in Lathrop MO.

Michael promises to deliver a high energy performance with a personal touch of original country cowboy enthusiasm! Oh… and stories…. He likes to talk.