|NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Michael Ray is on a mission to ensure EVERYONE knows about not his new album, Amos, available now in-stores and on all streaming services, however also about his charitable initiative Wrigley Cares. Ray stopped by ABC’s “Good Morning America” today to talk about Wrigley as well as perform “One That Got Away” as well as fan favorite, “Fan Girl,” both off his brand-new album Amos. The Florida-native also performed his Top 15-and-climbing single “Get To You” on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” where she welcomed Ray noting he is “one of the fastest-rising stars in country music.”
The album is named after Ray’s grandfather, Amos, who passed away just two months prior to Ray’s debut on the Grand Ole Opry. It was Amos who inspired Ray’s passion for music, inviting him to play with the family band from the time he was just 9 years old and ultimately shaping him into the musician and man he is today.
An album that Sounds Like Nashville calls “more than just a body of country songs – it’s a symbol of Ray’s growth as an artist, Ray tells The Tennessean,“I’m aware that I don’t look like the dude who is jamming to Ray Price, but I am, I want people to know that it all started with my grandfather Amos.”
The 11-song collection Amos, produced by Scott Hendricks (Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton), features songs like the nostalgic mid-tempo “Summer Water,” the upbeat opener “Fan Girl,” the emotional album centerpiece “Her World Or Mine” and Ray’s Top 15-and-climbing single “Get To You.”
Amos Track Listing with songwriters:
1. “Fan Girl” (Matt Jenkins/Brad Tursi/Josh Osborne)
2. “One That Got Away” (Josh Osborne/Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Jesse Frasure)
3. “Summer Water” (Heather Morgan/Lee Thomas Miller)
4. “Get To You” (Abe Stoklasa/Pavel Dovgalyuk)
5. “Forget About It” (Luke Laird/Jaren Johnston)
6. “Her World Or Mine” (Brett Beavers/Jamie Paulin/Travis Denning)
7. “You’re On” (Chase McGill/Jessi Alexander/Matt Jenkins)
8. “I’m Gonna Miss You” (Corey Crowder/Matt McGinn)
9. “Dancing Forever” (Ross Copperman/Shane McAnally/Matt Ramsey/Trevor Rosen)
10. “Girl From Spring Break” (Ben Hayslip/Emily Weisband/ Rhett Akins)
11. “Drink One For Me” (Josh Thompson/Jimmy Robbins/Jon Nite)
Fans can purchase or stream their copy of Amos here and see Ray performing songs from the new album in addition to some of his previous hits June 7-10 at this year’s CMA Fest. For more information, visit MichaelRayMusic.com.
About Michael Ray
Country singer-songwriter Michael Ray was a hit right out of the box, scoring both with critics and on the charts. With Country Aircheck boasting there are “big things on the horizon for Michael Ray” and his live shows lauded by USA Today as simply “lip-smacking good,” the Florida native backed up that praise with two number ones from his 2015 self-titled debut album with “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less.” His sophomore album, Amos, is out now and has already spawned the hit single “Get to You,” now climbing the Billboard charts and praised by Rolling Stone for its “impassioned chorus” and Ray’s impressive vocal range. Inspired by his rescue dog Wrigley, Ray created the charitable initiative Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals in Need, collecting donations for local animal shelters at every stop on his “Get To You” Tour in partnership with Zappos For Good. This summer Ray hits the road to play a variety of shows and festivals including Carolina Country Music Fest 2018 and will play direct support on Old Dominion’s Happy Endings World Tour this fall. Learn more about Ray at MichaelRayMusic.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/MusicMichaelRay, Instagram @michaelraymusic and Twitter @MichaelrayMusic.