For more than 20 years Country Discovery has been dedicated to the preservation of real country music. Sadly, Nashville has chosen to cater to the youth market, forgetting about the millions of fans who still love the tradional style and sounds of authentic tradional country. The artists on our site are the real deal, and are some of the most talented country singers in the world. Check our catalog pages for many more "World Class" traditional country artists!.
Mike Headrick, with his wife Teri, owns and operates Country Discovery Records, Mikron Recording, and Sand Mountain Music from it's base in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Mike produces all the records on the Country Discovery label and plays various instruments on most of them. Earlier in his career, he backed many of the country stars of the day. In 1976 he returned to his home community and established Tunesmith Music and Mikron Recording. Although Mike is primarily known for his pedal steel playing, he plays eight instruments. Mike also is a prolific country song writer and has had hundreds of songs recorded by artists here and abroad. Since marrying Teri in 1995, he has written many songs with her and the songwriting duo have had much success with their combined catalog. Mike has won numerous awards for his producing, song writing, and instrumental skills. The Country Discovery Label has also won various Independent "Label Of The Year awards". In addition to Country Discovery's great artist roster,what has made the label successful is it's stand on keeping real country music alive and helping give it a presence in the sadly deteriorating country music field. With the help of country fans, DJs, and other independent labels, Country Discovery hopes to bring authentic, meaningful country music back to the forefront.
*Some of the artists Mike has recorded, produced, or played music with*
Jerry Lee Lewis
Earl Thomas Conley
Billy Joe Royal
Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad)
Ralph Mooney (Steel Guitar HOF)
John Hughey (Steel Guitar HOF)
Herby Wallace (Steel Guitar HOF)
Thumbs Carlille (Legendary Guitarist)