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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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Michael Ray's sophomore album, "Amos," is a tribute to his late grandfather. He expresses his appreciation on the insert with a lengthy and heartfelt bio of their special relationship. Though not explicitly stated, Ray infers that he learned that he would be best served by staying in his own lane. In this case, holding down the front man role while leaving the songwriting duties to the likes of Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three. »»»
Michael Ray CD review - Michael Ray
The big single from Michael Ray's self-titled album, "Kiss You in the Morning," is one of the most annoying songs of the summer. It's an unbridled lust lyric that describes one man's pursuit of a girl in a country song. Ray is better on the driving song, "Drivin' All Night," though. Maybe it's the fact that Ray name-drops both Steve Earle and Tom Petty on it. If only Ray's music were more like either Earle or Petty. The both of these men create »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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