Michael Ray

May 20, 2023

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May 20, 2023






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Michael Ray

Michael Ray,

His music is his grandfather singing and sweating on a rural Florida stage. It’s the childhood refuge he found during the pain of his parent's divorce. It’s family and stories, history and hope. Ray says music saved him, but it did even more: Music made him.

  • Ray recently released The Warehouse Sessions, featuring live        performances of songs from his recent project Higher Education.
  • The Warehouse Sessions includes his fourth No. 1 single,   Platinum-certified “Whiskey And Rain” and current single          “Holy Water,” from Higher Education, along with his Platinum- certified No. 1 single “Think A Little Less” from his 2015 self-    titled major label debut.\
  • Ray has also released a cover of Tracy Lawrence’s “Time   Marches On” from his upcoming The Bootleggers Sessions EP.
  • Ray’s latest single “Holy Water,” an engrossing story song that     follows a Florida preacher and his lucrative midnight side hustle, is currently climbing the charts at Country radio.
  • Ray, who grew up going to a tiny old country church and hearing stories of his grandparents running moonshine up the East Coast, knew immediately he had to record the song when he heard it.
  • Ray is currently on the road with Lee Brice for the Label Me Proud Tour through September.
  • Ray has garnered over 1 billion global streams, over 650,000 album equivalents, over 100 million YouTube views and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry over 65 times.
  • As a traditional country fan and cultured in ‘90s Country, Ray is heavily influenced by qualities found in both, noting heroes such as Gary Stewart, Earl Thomas Conley, Tim McGraw and Steve Wariner.
  • Ray grew up playing traditional country in a family band – “The Country Cousins” – with his dad and grandpa Amos, the latter of whom inspired his sophomore album.
  • Ray has garnered four No. 1 songs: “Get to You,” “Think A Little Less,” “One That Got Away” and “Whiskey And Rain”
  • Two of Ray’s No. 1 singles, “Think A Little Less” and “Whiskey And Rain” have earned RIAA Platinum status
  • The Florida-Native has four RIAA Gold-Certified Songs: “Get to You,” “Kiss You in the Morning,” “One That Got Away” and “Her World Or Mine”

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