Over the past six years, Mitchel Musso
has been establishing himself as a rising TV, movie and music star. He is best known for his role as Oliver "Smokin'" Oken on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana
; but at just 17 years old, Mitchel has been in numerous movies (Secondhand Lions
, Monster House
) and TV shows ("Phineas and Ferb", Stacked
and Oliver Beene
) and has already had 3 hit songs on Radio Disney. "The In Crowd," his latest, reached #2 on the Radio Disney chart and his cover of "Lean on Me" reached #7 and spent 21 weeks on the chart. In May 2008, Disneymania 6 included the track "If I Didn't Have You," hit #5 and spent 16 weeks on the chart.
Mitchel's self-titled debut album is a pop/rock collection of emotional songs that instantly connect with his generation. Along with the universal topic - girls! ("Hey" & "Odd Man Out") the songs also tackle growing up, learning about life, fitting in ("The In Crowd") and dealing with fame ("Welcome to Hollywood"). Overall, the album is a heart-on-the sleeve declaration about life at this age.
Musso worked with some of the music industry's top producers and songwriters including Rolling Stone
's Hot List Producers of the Year (2008) S*A*M & SLUGGO (Metro Station
, Gym Class Heroes
), Curt Schneider (Five For Fighting
), Max Martin (Katy Perry
, Carolina Liar
), and Matthew Wilder (No Doubt
). Along with 3 songs co-written by Musso, the album also includes a collaboration with his brother Mason, from Metro Station. Mason lends his vocals to the track "Shout It," a nod to Metro Station's double-platinum single, "Shake It."
Multi-faceted Mitchel Musso…Hannah Montana
co-star ....actor/singer/songwriter/musician.... self-titled debut album due June 2. Mitchel's hit, "The In Crowd" available now on iTunes.
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