Ray ties the strings on "Her World or Mine"
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Ray ties the strings on "Her World or Mine"

Friday, April 3, 2020 – Michael Ray released a strings version of his current single "Her World or Mine."

"I do believe music is medicine, especially in times like we're living right now," Ray said, speaking of his decision to release a new version of the song written by Brett Beavers, Jamie Paulin and Travis Denning.

"This song has resonated so much with our fans at live shows," he said. "Everyone can relate to the pain of a breakup, no matter which side they were on, and I think everyone sees themselves in this song. While we can't share that connection with our fans on tour right now, I'm excited to give them a new version of this song to dig into."

"Her World or Mine," the third single and emotional centerpiece of his 11-song sophomore album "Amos."

Ray brought his own life to the screen with the song's music video, which features Chad Michael Murray in the role of Ray's father and exposes viewers to the heartbreak of a family torn apart by divorce as well as the loss of a loved one.

"'Her World or Mine' is not a reflection of where I am today, but it's the exact reflection of where I was a few years ago," Ray told People. "I can deliver this song now in a hopeful way because I did live it, and I came out on the other side."

Ray, who married fellow country singer Carly Pearce in 2019, most recently topped the chart for the third time with his last single, the upbeat "One That Got Away."

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