Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:45am

Summer in the South means hot days spent on the water with friends and family. Michael Ray’s new track “Summer Water” from his forthcoming album Amos celebrates all the memories made in the summer months and comes just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
“Summer Water,” written by Heather Morgan and Lee Thomas Miller, takes Ray back to his days growing up on the waters of Central Florida and all the life lessons he learned along the way.
“I have so many memories from my childhood, my teenage years, even my young adult years, that all involve time spent on the water. That’s where you learned to fish when you were a kid, it’s the place you met up with your buddies on the weekend and even now it’s where I go with my dad to just talk about life. My grandfather did the same thing with my dad—it's generational for us and something I know I'll do with my kids down the road.”
The nostalgic mid-tempo track follows previously released “One That Got Away,” upbeat opener “Fan Girl,” emotional album centerpiece “Her World Or Mine” and Ray’s Top 20 single “Get To You,” which he will perform on ELLEN June 4 to celebrate the release of the new album.
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) 

Additionally, Ray will kick off Warner Music Nashville’s 9th annual concert series Pickin’ for a Purpose on 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. In the spirit of the event, puppies will be available for adoption and attendees are welcome to bring their own furry friends to join in the fun.
Pre-order Ray's new album hereAmos is available everywhere June 1. 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/MusicMichaelRay, Instagram @michaelraymusic and Twitter @MichaelrayMusic.