CLEVELAND — Cleveland singer-songwriter and popular radio personality Michael Stanley is being honored in a big way by his hometown. The corner of Euclid Avenue and Huron Road has been renamed Michael Stanley Way.
Considered a beloved regional name in Midwestern rock 'n’ roll, Stanley has work featured with contributions from Joe Walsh to Todd Rundgren and David Sanborn.
Standing on the corner of Euclid and Huron as crews put up a sign naming the corner in his honor, Stanley called the moment "pretty surreal."
"I never expected this to happen. It's very cool. It wasn't on the list of things to accomplish, but it's certainly a nice cherry on top of things," said Stanley, laughing.
Like most who grew up here, Cleveland holds a special place in his heart.
"I grew up here my entire life and I've always loved it. I won't lie, like most Clevelanders I like to get out of here in January or February if I could, but other than that, it's just a great bunch of people. We've traveled all over the world, and there's a lot of great places, but when you come back here [Cleveland], you go 'This place is really special.'"
Stanley and The Resonators are scheduled to perform on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater.