Christian Country Songwriter of the Year Finalist: Michael Ryan - In Your Pasture

The winners will be announced at the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards which will take place on the evening of Monday, October 15 at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, TX.

Michael Ryan grew up in a small Texas town in 1991 to Joe and Melanie Bleuel. At a young age Michael took to learning guitar and a general interest in music.

In 2011, Michael attended the Southeast Texas Regional Fire Academy and served as a Firefighter with the Port Arthur Fire Department for 3 1/2 years.

While working as a Firefighter, Michael went through life experiences that re-sparked his interest in music and song.

Michael began working towards a music career in Christian Country Music. Local radio stations began to play Michael's music as his music career exploded.

Michael now travels the United States spreading God's message through music and speaking.

It his goal is for people to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and experience the power of the Holy Spirit.

Michael believes in the power, manifestations, and healing of the Holy Spirit as he is also involved with an International Christian ministry, Freedom Crusades.

Michael will be receiving a songwriter of the year award at the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards show for his work on the single, "In Your Pasture."