Michael Sarver is no stranger to taking risks—whether it's in the oil field or on the American Idol stage. Find out how this father of three went from roughneck to pop star overnight.
Bradford Dworak: What has this whole American Idol experience meant to you?

Michael Sarver: It [has] meant growth in my life. Not only do I feel like a better musician and singer, but I feel like a better person.

BD: Before Idol, you worked on an oil rig in your home state of Texas. What's more stressful: the oil field or American Idol?

MS: Being on the oil rig is more stressful. Although American Idol and the business of being in the music business is stressful in some [cases], nothing is [worse] than wondering if you're going to make it home alive every week to see your family.


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