It’s been three years since Michael Ray last released an album, but the wait is over—Ray’s sophomore album, Amos, is available everywhere today. Named after his grandfather who inspired Ray’s passion for music, Amos promises to be Ray’s most personal album to date.
"To say I'm excited that Amos is officially out would be an understatement," reflects Ray. "This album means so much to me personally because of the namesake and to finally be able to share these songs with fans is such a great feeling. Before the album was even out our fans were singing the words to so many of the new songs. It's incredible to see them share their personal stories of what each new song means after hearing it live. Watching our fans living and loving these songs is what it's all about."
Taste of Country declares, “perhaps [Ray’s] greatest tribute to Amos is the music. The new album has progressive moments…but leans traditional in unexpected ways,” while Sounds Like Nashville declares that Amos was “worth the wait,” noting it’s “more than just a body of country songs – it’s a symbol of Ray’s growth as an artist.”
The album features nostalgic mid-tempo track follows previously released nostalgic mid-tempo “Summer Water,” “One That Got Away,” upbeat opener “Fan Girl,” emotional album centerpiece “Her World Or Mine” and Ray’s Top 15 single “Get To You,” which he will perform on “Good Morning America” and “ELLEN” June 4 to celebrate the release of the new album.
Amos Track Listing with songwriters:
- “Fan Girl” (Matt Jenkins/Brad Tursi/Josh Osborne)
- “One That Got Away” (Josh Osborne/Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Jesse Frasure)
- “Summer Water” (Heather Morgan/Lee Thomas Miller)
- “Get To You” (Abe Stoklasa/Pavel Dovgalyuk)
- “Forget About It” (Luke Laird/Jaren Johnston)
- “Her World Or Mine” (Brett Beavers/Jamie Paulin/Travis Denning)
- “You’re On” (Chase McGill/Jessi Alexander/Matt Jenkins)
- “I’m Gonna Miss You” (Corey Crowder/Matt McGinn)
- “Dancing Forever” (Ross Copperman/Shane McAnally/Matt Ramsey/Trevor Rosen)
- “Girl From Spring Break” (Ben Hayslip/Emily Weisband/ Rhett Akins)
- “Drink One For Me” (Josh Thompson/Jimmy Robbins/Jon Nite)
Ray kicked off Warner Music Nashville’s 9th annual concert series Pickin’ for a Purpose yesterday, May 31 benefiting Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals in Need. Named after Ray’s dog Wrigley, Wrigley Cares is a charitable initiative that provides financial and medical support for rescue animals, service pets and more. Adoptable puppies were provided by Metro Nashville Animal Care, and nearly all of the puppies brought to the event found their forever homes with fans.
Fans can catch 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, named for his grandfather and produced by the legendary Scott Hendricks (Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton) will be released June 1. The album 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/