Michael Sims, Jr. was born in Youngstown, Ohio and relocated to Columbia, Maryland at the age of 18.  His parents noticed his love and appreciation for all genres of music at a very early age, but his heart is with gospel. He began playing the keyboard in his local church and wrote songs as a young teenager. Many people came to recognize him as an anointed, skillful minister of music. Michael recognized the call of God on his life as well. He decided to perfect his God-given gift by studying Audio Engineering at Sheffield Institute for The Recording Arts.

Although Michael pursued other professional interests in the field of Information Technology building a 15+ year career, he has written hundreds of songs to glorify God. In 2015, Michael decided to “jump” and recorded his debut album, Better Days EP and will release his first extended project on December 17, 2016. Michael Sims founded Mikee Ray Music, a network of artists, musicians, singers, songwriters, and producers creating a sound that crosses over all barriers. He currently lives in Maryland with his beautiful wife LeeAnn where they are members of Spirit of Faith Christian Center.