Mike Porter & The Panther Creek Band

Mike Porter & The Panther Creek Band

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Biography

Mike Porter has been performing to a wide range of audiences from TN to the Midwest states of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. He grew up near the small village of Bible Grove, IL (population 100), and is an active member of the Illinois Country Music Association. He was raised on Traditional/Contemporary Country, and the 50’s and 60’s were also a large influence on his early music. This music molded Mike’s character and love for the up tempo County and Rockabilly styles. Mike also began to sing and harmonize with his sister, Marsha Banning, and the two became dubbed the “Panther Creek Duo”. In addition to singing with his sister, writing his own music and performing at venues across the Midwest, Mike began to also excel in the art of Yodeling, a passion that he has held and crafted since childhood. Mike was named The 2005 International Grand Champion Yodeler, so yodeling songs are always a unique favorite at his shows. Mike Porter has won various awards, and performed on the same stage as Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, Clay Walker, Phil Vasser, Ronnie Mcdowell, Gene Watson and Loretta Lynn to name a few. Mike currently has 10 albums total, the most recent being, "Nashville Ain't Gonna Come To Me". This self written album has already earned 2 International awards and was named the 2008 Illinois Country Music Association’s Album Recording of the Year. In March 2009, Mike was awarded NACMAI Songwriter of the Year, for the title track, "Nashville Ain't Gonna Come To Me", and 2007 NACMAI Songwriter of the Year (Holiday), for "It just Don't Feel Like Christmas", featured on the album. He has also earned the title of The 2009/10 Prairie Thunder Country Idol Winner. Mike has earned the title of Illinois Country Music Association's Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and the 2008 Male Vocalist in an Opry . He is the creator and MC/performer for the Illinois monthly Sunday Matinee opry, “The Gym Bob’s Jamboree Show”, www.GymBobs.com. Mike Porter is currently scheduled for many road shows and festivals in 2009 to include The Mississippi Valley Fair, in Davenport, Iowa, (performing three shows a day), The Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, (two shows a day), and the Spoon River Drive, in Farmington, IL, in early October 09’. More dates can be found on his "Upcoming Events" page at www.MikePorter.com

Lyrics

Elvis, Elvis, Elvis

Written By: Mike Porter

I run my fingers
through my jet black hair
When I take the stage
people stop and they stare
I've seen all the old movies
I know all of the moves
Well Since my baby left me
gonna tell you what I'm gonna do

Chorus*
I'm goin' to Memphis, Memphis, Memphis
with nothin' but a dream and my rhinestone suit
yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm goin' to Memphis , Memphis, Memphis
Doin' it like the king would've wanted
me to do (singin' his rhythm and blues)
and it's gonna be Elvis, Elvis, Elvis
all the way from my head down to my Blue Suede, Blue Suede, Blue Suede shoes

Now the women they scream (aaaah)
as I wipe away sweat
Once cross my forehead
then twice down my chest
I've made the arrangements
I've thought it all through
I've packed my peanut butter
and bananna sandwiches too, and

Chorus*

Bridge:
Oh, his music lives on and on
Young and old still love to sing
well now we all do our part,yeah we got our own special way
That we show, our love, as we tribute the king...down in

*chorus-- Memphis....

Tag:
down to my blue suede shoes

My Tennessee Southern Roots

Written By: Mike Porter

WELL, IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK,
IN THE COUNTRY WHERE I’M FROM
THAT CITY LIFE HAS KEPT ME AWAY TOO LONG.
AND YOU THOUGHT, IT’D BE NEAT, TO COME AND TAKE A
LITTLE TRIP WITH ME, …SEE HOW A POOR OLD COUNTRY BOY EVER GOT ALONG.

A SOCIALITE FROM CHICAGO, DON’T KNOW NOTHIN’ BOUT’ MOSQUITOS IN THE HOLLOW, BUT CITY LIFE - IT AIN’T GOTCHA’ WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.
AND ALL THEM PRETTY BOYS, WITH THEM FANCY TOYS, AT THE END OF THE DAY, JUST MAKE A BUNCH OF NOISE, NOW THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE ALWAYS FREE.

CHORUS**
GONNA TEACH YA HOW TO FISH
HOW TO HUNT, SHOOT A BOW, OFF AN OLD HICKORY STUMP.
AND WHEN THE WEATHERS RIGHT, WE’RE GONNA TAKE A LITTLE SKINNY DIP.
I MUST SAY, THAT DRESS IS PERTY’, I SURE HOPE YOU AIN’T AFRAID, OF GETTING’ IT DIRTY, MY TENNESSEE SOUTHERN ROOTS ARE COMIN’ ON STRONG.

WELL NOW THEM CITY BOYS TRY TO IMPRESS YOU, WITH THEIR FANCY CARS AND THEIR DIAMOND RINGS, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU CAN’T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY.
OH, BUT HONESTY, IS MY POLICY, CAUSE I’M A ONE WOMAN MAN, BABY, CAN’T YA SEE? MY TENNESSEE SOUTHERN ROOTS COMIN’ ON STRONG

CHORUS*

BRIDGE: WELL, NOW I DON’T KNOW, BUT I THINK YOU JUST MIGHT LIKE….TO TRY YOUR HAND, AT LIVIN’ THE SIMPLE LIFE.
COME AND DANCE WITH ME, ON THAT SAWDUST FLOOR, I’M GONNA GIVE YOU A TWIRL, AND THEN YOU’LL SEE, HOW IT FEELS TO BE, MY ONE AND ONLY, BONAFIDE, COUNTRY GIRL

**CHORUS – Partially Spoken
TAG: I SAID, MY TENNESSEE SOUTHERN ROOTS- ARE COMIN’ ON STRONG!