Michael "Max" McGee
For over 30 years, Max has been a BMI lyric writer who has collaborated with a top ten country artist and several composers worldwide. Many of his songs have won or placed in international song competitions, been signed to publishing contracts and/or recorded by independent recording artists. Max writes in all styles but is most comfortable in the country/pop genres. Max also works as an administrator in the Lock Haven University Student Life Division as his day job.
In 2002 Rolf made the decision to become a serious songwriter together with his wife, Monika, who is a lyricist. He studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Zürich from 1993 to 1998. He plays in several bands and he is co-owner of SomMusic (School of Modern Music) a music school in Leuk, where he teaches guitar (www.sommusic.ch).
Although Rolf writes mostly Country/Pop he is open to all music styles, and his catalogue of work also includes Jazz, Rock, Pop and Irish songs. He has several songs under contract with Nashville publishers.
2008 ISC Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist (Top 20) Um Um Good
2008 ISC Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist (Top 20) Watch Her Fly
2008 3rd Annual International Narrative Song Competition Honorable mention Don't Forget To Forgive
2008 Songwritersuniverse "Best Song Of The Month" Dezemeber Top 5 A Moment
2007 Songdoor Contest Honorable mention Um Um Good
2007 Songwritersuniverse "Best Song Of The Month" September Top 5 Building Walls
2006 Unisong Contest TOP 20 FINALISTS Kiss My Doublewide
2006 Unisong Contest TOP 20 FINALISTS Love To Go
2006 Unisong Contest Honorable mention Me and George
Strait and this long country road
2006 Unisong Contest Honorable mention Yesterday’s News
2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Lennon Award Winner Beyond Words
2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner Beyond Words
2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist Kiss My Doublewide
2006 U.S.A Songwriting Competition Finalist Kiss My Doublewide
2006 Song of the Year Top Five / Month june 06 Kiss My Doublewide
2005 Unisong Contest TOP 20 FINALISTS I Want To Own The Restaurant
2005 Unisong Contest Honorable Mentions Lovebank
2005 Song of the Year Contest Top 5 Daddy's Girl
2005 Song of the Year Contest Runner-up For all time
I was sceptical about the title but opened my mind and checked it out and found it very strong.
The lyrics are superb. Way to go, Max McGee.
review written by: Louis Brown