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20 Things You Didn’t Know About MIKESCHAIR’s Mike Grayson! Plus, Enter to Win a SIGNED MIKESCHAIR CD!

Meet this month’s celebrity “20 Questions” answerer, the lead singer of Christian band MIKESCHAIR, Mike Grayson!

Mikeschair Press Photo

Mike, center, and his MIKESCHAIR bandmates

1. Favorite color? Gray (I could buy gray everything, haha.)

2. The last song that was stuck in your head? “Holy Spirit”

3. The movie you’ll never get tired of watching? Sister Act 2

4. If you could spend an entire day learning from any living person, who would it be? I would love to be able to spend a day with Billy Graham. I feel like he would have so much to teach me about life and God.

5. Perfect dinner party guest (living or not!)? C. S. Lewis! I bet he would have incredible stories that would make for an amazing dinner.

6. The best gift you’ve ever received? My first guitar when I was in 6th grade. It’s the only time I have ever cried when I got a gift.

7. What or who is the greatest love of your life? My wife, Molly! We just got married a year and a half ago.

8. Greatest achievement? Yet to come. I think having kids will be the greatest achievement.

9. Favorite qualities in a friend? Loyalty, honesty, communication.

10. Most treasured possession? My guitar. When I think about the couple things I would grab if my house was on fire, my guitar is at the top of the list.

11. Idea of happiness? Being with family.

12. Idea of misery? Being alone.

13. The one food you could eat every day for a year? Pizza!

14. Favorite book? The whole Chronicles of Narnia series

15. Fiction character you most identify with? I identify with the dog Dug in the movie Up, haha. I can be extremely loyal, and at the same time, I can get distracted so easily by the most random things…squirrel haha!

16. Where (in the whole world!) would you most like to live? I love living where I am here in Nashville, TN, but I would also love to live somewhere on the West Coast at some point in my life.

17. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Stoked,” “Dope,” “My thing is…”

18. The one word your closest friends would use to describe you? Loyal.

19. Favorite teaching in the Bible? My favorite verse in the Bible comes out of John 16 where Jesus is speaking and says, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart for I have overcome the world.” What an amazing promise we get to live under.

20. Your motto? Be genuine and try not to take yourself too seriously.

Check out Mike talking about the story behind the band’s current radio single, “People Like Me” (from the album ALL OR NOTHING):

Plus, we’ve got some exciting news: MIKESCHAIR is generously giving away SIGNED CDs to 5 lucky PI Girls!

Here’s how to enter:

Tell us the living person YOU would like to spend a day learning from (and why!) in the comments below and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of 5 signed MIKESCHAIR CDs! But hurry–the contest ends Friday, May 9, so enter today!

Good luck, PI Girls!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed! Congrats to our winners, brennaeskyler2, reffner, Adopted_faith, tanatiger and DaniellaS116!

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  1. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on May 10, 2014 at 18:17

    The missionary Katie Davis is the person I would like to spend the day with! I read her book, Kisses for Katie, and she has such a heart for God! Her love for others is incredible, and I would like to talk to her about her ministry and her love for the Ugandan people! I would love to spend a whole a month or whole year with me, learning and serving with her!

  2. GodCreatedScience

    Posted by GodCreatedScience on May 9, 2014 at 11:56

    I would love to spend the day with Esther from the Bible! When I was a young child, her story was always my favorite because it was one of the more popular stories about a woman in the Bible making a huge difference and following God’s plan for her. I feel she would have so much to teach me, but I’m hoping God would give her the ability to speak and understand English so I could understand her. 🙂

  3. Lover of books76

    Posted by Lover of books76 on May 9, 2014 at 11:21

    Anne Frank. I would love to know how she dealt with people who were hateful to her.

  4. Brookeelizabethroberts

    Posted by Brookeelizabethroberts on May 8, 2014 at 19:11

    I really admire and look up to Jennifer Lawrence. She is my favorite celebrity, and I would love to spend a day with her because of her amazing values! She finds modest to be hottest, and I find it amazing that she as a celebrity can say that!

  5. LilVagabond

    Posted by LilVagabond on May 8, 2014 at 13:29

    Don Brewster! He is the founder of Agape International Missions, him and his wife fight human trafficking in Cambodia. I would love to learn how to counsel those rescued from slavery, and to get involved with setting the captives free.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Jesusfan on May 7, 2014 at 16:23

    Jamie Grace. I’m a big fan and she’s such an inspiration to me. 🙂

  7. Moriahrr

    Posted by Moriahrr on May 6, 2014 at 20:08

    Lauren DeMoss! I follow her on Twitter and Instagram. She posts really great stuff for teen/young adult Christian women.. I feel like we could talk about a lot of things and relate. She could also probably teach me things I don’t know. I admire her strong morals and confidence. Also her amazing love for God and her expression through the talents he has given her.

  8. Speak4Elohim

    Posted by Speak4Elohim on May 6, 2014 at 19:10

    I would really love to meet Bethany Hamilton. I have read her book and seen her movie, and they have been such an inspiration. Her love for God is so apparent, and the fact that she went through so much, and it only brought her closer to God is amazing.

  9. Rylee23

    Posted by Rylee23 on May 5, 2014 at 22:31

    I would love to spend a day learning from John MaCarthur! I would love to learn from him because he is blessed by God in wisdom! Not only this, but he’s such a Godly man who strive to learn everything he can! But, he doesn’t just keep it to himself, but he shares is with everyone! It would deb so mind blowing but amazing to sit down and have a Theological decision with him!!

  10. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on May 5, 2014 at 04:20

    Definetely Britt Nicole! She is a huge inspiration to me and she has such a huge impact in my life! I love seing her love for God and how she encourages other people to fnd their identity in Christ and not in wordly things! She is incredibly beautiful inside out and I can learn so much from her!!

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by courtgirl on May 4, 2014 at 17:07

    Wow that’s a hard one there is so many people that inspire me but I think it whould be Bethany Hamilton to have gone through what she did and never loes her faith and use what happened to reach out to others and tell them about God and then to still surf and achieve her dream of becoming a pro surfer she is truly an inspiration :-).

  12. kass4god

    Posted by kass4god on May 4, 2014 at 16:25

    I would want to spend the day with Colton Dixon. I definitely feel like singing professionally is going to play a huge part in my future. Colton has dealt with all the media and secular world, and has still stayed strong and bold in Christ. I think I would learn ALOT from him, and it would just be fun:)

  13. DaniellaS116

    Posted by DaniellaS116 on May 3, 2014 at 18:57

    If I could spend a day learning from anyone, I would spend it with Karen Kingsbury 🙂 She is a great author. My Favorite actually 🙂 My favorite book she has written is “The Chance”. It’s an amazing love story and I read it in about one week 🙂 She is seriously one of the best Christian authors out there 🙂

  14. reffner

    Posted by reffner on May 3, 2014 at 16:59

    If I could spend a day learning from someone, I would have to choose Britt Nichole, hands-down! Music is what speaks to me like nothing else can. If I’m having a bad day or feel like nothing is going right, I turn on some of her music and let everything float away. I relate so much to her music and realize that I’m not alone and other people are dealing with the same problems I am. I also love to sing and Britt Nichole is my favorite vocalist! She could teach me so much about music and how to walk straight on God’s path. I also love MIKESCHAIR. I saw them in concert in a church in southwest PA and it is still my favorite concert to this date! I only wish I could have stayed a little long so I meet them after the concert.

  15. Adopted_faith

    Posted by Adopted_faith on May 3, 2014 at 14:08

    If I could spend a day learning from any living person it would be Mark Hall, the lead singer of Casting Crowns. I think he could teach me so much about faith, God, Jesus, and what it is like to walk the Christian walk. Music inspires me and thee music along with MIKESCHAIR has inspired me so much. I went through a time when all of my friends just left me and I was alone with my one true friend I found. I considered killing myself. “Someone worth Dying For” helped me a lot because I thought, if I am so special that Jesus died for me, then it would be selfish to die now and not spread the word about his majesty, glory, and Grace. MIKESCHAIR really helped me through the lowest point in my life so far

  16. tanatiger

    Posted by tanatiger on May 3, 2014 at 14:03

    I would love to spend a day learning from Brandon Heath. His music is inspiring and he has some great outtakes on life and he does not care what other people think so he would be the best person to learn from 🙂

  17. Clairabear

    Posted by Clairabear on May 3, 2014 at 10:18

    If I could spend a day learning from any living person, it would be Britt Nicole. She is so inspiring, and she seems to be so confident in who she is. I want to more confident, and I think that she is one of the best people to learn that from 🙂

  18. Katiebug1999

    Posted by Katiebug1999 on May 3, 2014 at 09:29

    I would like to spend a day learning from Jesus himself. I would love to have been one of the people in the crowd when he was teaching. I would like to hear the words come straight out of my saviors mouth! If I read my bible everyday, I can learn from Jesus! If I had to pick someone else, I would say Mike Donehey from Tenth Avenue North. He is very wise! I love to watch his video journals!