COURTESY OF SONY
Ryan Michaels, from left, Danny Strick, Shannon Haley and Rick Stone pose together after country musicians Michaels and Haley signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Strick is co-president of Sony/ATV and Stone is a music promoter and friend of the duo.
Country singers Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels grew up 3 miles from each other in Los Altos and Palo Alto, respectively. However, they didn’t meet until 2011 in Nashville, where they formed the music duo Haley & Michaels.
In May, the pair signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and its imprint Hickory Records. Now writing new music, Haley & Michaels are scheduled to perform some of their earlier works at festivals next month in the Bay Area and Sacramento.