Michelle practiced and recorded a few tracks with Tilted Head and FIVE lead singer Joshua Barton, however it is still a work in progress." On May 26, 2011, Branch hosted a live webchat with fans in which she previewed her new single "Loud Music", which was released to the i Tunes Store on June 14, 2011.

VH1 released Branch's Pop-Up Video for her song "All You Wanted".

Branch met Justincase before her debut on Maverick Records, becoming friends over the Internet before meeting in Las Vegas for a music convention in 2000. Branch's second major label album, Hotel Paper, was released in 2003 and debuted at No.

In June 2008, she played several live shows in preparation for the album's release with her sister Nicole singing backing vocals.

In early 2009, she sang the song "I Lose My Heart" in a duet with Chris Isaak on his new album Mr. A video for the first single from the album "Sooner Or Later" was released on July 28, 2009.

During a live outdoor performance at the Warner Brothers building she performed another new song, dedicated to her then-husband Teddy Landau, "For Dear Life".

In June 2011, she released the album's first single titled "Loud Music". On July 12, 2011, Branch performed "God Bless America" at the MLB All-Star Game, in Phoenix, Arizona.2 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for selling over one million copies. The following singles, however, "Breathe" and "'Til I Get over You", did not match the first single's success.Branching out into television, she appeared in several shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Dreams, and Charmed.In September, a new song "Another Sun" was featured on Fox's TV series Terra Nova.On October 29, 2011, she gave a small concert to approximately 200 fans at the Egyptian Room in downtown Indianapolis, as part of the Gravedigger's Ball.She won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with Santana for "The Game of Love".