Nick Michaels Hosts New Feature for Country Radio

Envision Networks® is proud to announce the debut of The Stories That Made The Music created and hosted by Nick Michaels. This one-minute vignette invites listeners into the stories behind their favorite country stars and the music they create. Five new episodes are produced and broadcast each week for affiliated stations.

“I am delighted to be working with Envision Networks® to bring this powerful and compelling feature to country music radio. When it comes to engaging an audience, there is nothing better than telling a good story, especially one that helps the audience get closer to the music and artists they love. The entire team at Envision has been very supportive of the creative process that a feature like this requires,” Nick Michaels said.

The Stories That Made The Music connects listeners to the music they love. Nick Michaels masterfully illustrates the stories of legendary country artists including Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Shania Twain and many more. At a time when stations are cutting back on personality and offering up condensed programming, this feature offers audiences a richer listening experience.

“Nick Michaels understands that storytelling is a great way to connect to the listener and he does so with a unique skill and style that makes him one the the best in the business. We look forward to hearing Nick’s daily stories about country music’s biggest names,” said Michael Lichtstein, VP/Programming at Envision Networks®.

For more information about The Stories That Made The Music visit Stations interested in adding the feature to their programming should contact Amber Wade at or 216-831-3761.

About Nick Michaels:

Nick Michaels is a writer, narrator, broadcaster and public speaker whose voice has appeared on over a billion dollars of paid advertising for clients like Bristol-Myers, General Motors, Kellogg’s, P&G, Gillette, Kodak, Coca-Cola, and many others.

As a narrator, Nick can be heard on over a dozen episodes of National Geographic Explorer and on the Bud Greenspan feature documentary “Barcelona ‘92: Sixteen Days of Glory.”

Nick was the voice of NBC Radio’s “The Source,” the co-creator and original host of NBC Television’s FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS and the voice of CNN’s topical promotion worldwide.

His writing, narration, creative services, and television commercials helped shape the sound and image of some of the most influential radio and television stations in the country, including KSWD-FM in Los Angeles, WDRV-FM in Chicago, and KCBS in San Francisco among others. 

Nick’s syndicated radio program, The Deep End with Nick Michaels, can be heard on some of the most important and influential Classic Rock station like KSWD-FM 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles, WDRV-FM The Drive in Chicago, KSLX –FM in Phoenix, WKLH-FM in Milwaukee and many more.

He is an in-demand speaker who has delivered keynote speeches at The Dan O’Day Media Conference, The Conclave, The NAB Radio Show, Canadian Music Week, RadioDays Scandinavia and others.  Nick is the author of The Over Communicated World.

About Envision Networks®:

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-traffic broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.