Ray Scott goes his own way
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
– Ray Scott is going his own way. After one disc on Warner, Scott is releasing his next CD, "Crazy Like Me," on his own label, Jethropolitan Records. The music will be available digitally in late May. Physical CDs will only be available at www.rayscott.com and at all concerts starting in early June. There will be no retail distribution at this time. Advance orders of Crazy Like Me placed on his website will be autographed.
Scott debuted with "My Kind of Music" (Warner) in November 2005 and is touring as the Honky Tonk Tailgate Party 2008 with Mark Wills, Trent Willmon and Buddy Jewell.
The new disc contains 10 songs penned by Scott and his longtime friend and co-writer as well as "Crazy Like Me" producer Phillip Moore. "After a couple of frustrating years dealing with a big record label that was no longer holding up their end of the deal, I'm finally free, and the taste of freedom is sweet. The time has never been better in the music biz to do something different," says Scott.
The 2nd Annual Friends of Ray Scott Party held during CMA Music Fest on Friday, June 6 will be the official release party for the new album. Fans can buy tickets online at his website while they last.
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