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Ray tries to "Get to You"

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 – Following his success with "Think a Little Less," Michael Ray will release a new single on Friday, "Get To You," the first single from his upcoming sophomore album.

Written by Abe Stoklasa and Pavel Dovgalyuk, the song asks a girl who has been hurt to take another chance at love.

Ray treated fans to music old and new this past week at CMA Music Festival, where he played shows at his own fan party at Warner Music Nashville, HGTV Lodge, the Concert for Love & Acceptance and Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. The latter performance found Ray joined by Randy Travis to sing "Forever and Ever, Amen." Travis, who is still recovering from a stroke he suffered in 2013, joined the crowd in singing and closed with a final "Amen.".

Ray recently earned his second No. 1 hit single with "Think A Little Less." Ray also had a hit with "Kiss You In The Morning" from his self-titled album debut.

"The fan support I've received in the two and a half years since my debut single premiered has been unbelievable - it has carried me through two number one songs and hundreds of performances," said Ray. "Now it is time to get those fans some new music. I am so excited to put 'Get To You' into the hands of the people who have supported me the most."

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