Pre-Order “Hurt Again”

You can now pre-order and pre-save Mike’s newest single, “Hurt Again”, on most digital music stores and streaming services.

Direct links to each store and service will appear at as they become available.

“Hurt Again” will be released on March 12, 2021.

“The COVID Floor” on the Up & Coming Country Digital Chart

I know I shared about country radio earlier, but I just also got the charts for Digital Country Music showing streaming charts!

This humbling chart puts “The COVID Floor” ABOVE some big names in Country Music including Taylor Swift, Jameson Rodgers, Luke Combs, Jimmie Allen, and Brad Paisley!

“The COVID Floor” had almost 30,000 streams as of Friday on Spotify alone! That’s fantastic!

Keep streaming, requesting, and sharing “The COVID Floor” on digital and radio!

Thank you all so much!

Up & Coming on Country Radio

Thanks to all of my friends for requesting “The COVID Floor” on Country Radio!

This week STS lists my first studio single as an “Up & Coming Song” on Country Radio!

I am so excited and grateful! “The COVID Floor” is tied with a list of great established artists who’s songs have started to get airplay this past week. That’s a great feat for an independent artist’s first song with no industry backing.

The airplay and digital streams in the United Kingdom, France, Austria, and throughout Europe amaze me! To be so universally supported by Country Music Fans around the world humbles me beyond words.

So, I end by saying, “Thank You!”

Pandora’s Next Big Sound Gave Me a Great Early Valentine’s Gift Today

All of you reading this, sharing my music, and requesting air play of “The COVID Floor” are making a HUGE impact! I am so grateful for all of your support. Not only do I recognize and feel the love, but others are noticing it, also.

Airplay and streams are up for “The COVID Floor” all over the world! The Lyric Video for “The COVID Floor” is being picked up by music television services, and views on various online platforms has now surpassed 30,000!

Pandora offers a tool called “Next Big Sound” that lets you see how your music is streaming on their service and how your overall social media presence is doing. I logged on today to see this:

“Mike Kuster has PASSIONATE audience engagement. Mike Kuster performed best on Facebook, seeing an average of 733 talking about this per day over the last 30 days, which is 733x the expected activity . . .

Audience Engagement captures the relationship between recent fan activity and overall audience size. Next Big Sound identifies four levels of audience engagement: Occasional, Moderate, Strong, and Passionate.”

Passionate is exactly how I would describe all of you! I spoke with a radio promoter today who noted that you all are proving the industry insiders wrong, because you are showing your love for country music that is being made independently and without corporate influence.

Every stream, share, comment and message I receive means so much to me! So, I want to thank all of you for spreading the love of my music!

Thanks to Steve’s Country Road

So grateful to Steve’s Country Road Show for including my song, “The COVID Floor” on their playlist this week!

Steve Taggart produces his weekly show in Hayes, England where he also works for a local radio station, 91.8 Hayes FM.

I am loving all the support for this from my friends in the U.K. and around the world! Check out Steve’s weekly show.

The COVID Sessions Continue

Have you been following “The COVID Sessions” on various social media platforms or Mike’s web site?

During 2020, Mike posted an episode every night of either a cover song or an original song. In 2021, Season 2 of “The COVID Sessions” began sharing an episode every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. These Season 2 episodes are longer as Mike performs a few songs acoustically from his own music and covers of his favorites.

So, tune in each week and share with your fellow Country Music friends!