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Michael Salomon

Full Name

Michael Salomon


Brooklyn, New York

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Michael Salomon is a music video/film director, who has directed many music videos, including many of Toby Keith's music videos. His directorial career began when he directed the video for Metallica's "One", which was nominated for "Best Heavy Metal Video" at the MTV awards, established the band nationwide, and was declared one of the "Top 75 Videos Of All Time" in Rolling Stone's critics' poll.

He later won numerous awards, including the CMT (Country Music Television) "Director of the Year" awards in 1994, 1995 and 1996, Michael again performed his magic, creating memorable and award winning videos for Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Lonestar, Brooks & Dunn, over twenty videos for country band Sawyer Brown and countless others. His association with Toby earned Salomon the CMT Flameworthy Awards in 2002, including one for "Director of the Year" and awards in 2003 including "Video of the Year."

Most recently, Salomon teamed up again with Toby and directed the 2008 film Beer For My Horses, which starred Toby Keith, with guest stars Rodney Carrington, and Willie Nelson. Salomon had also directed the music video for "Beer for My Horses" in 2003.

Michael lent his talents to projects for such musical luminaries as Garth Brooks, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne and many others as an award-winning editor.

In addition to the impressive list of music videos, Michael has directed and or segment-directed a wide variety of longform home videos, commercials, network specials and syndicated series. He directed the NBC Special, "Garth Brooks: Live From Dublin." The special garnered an Emmy nomination for Salomon.

Sawyer Brown CreditsEdit