Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:15am

Michael Ray says the heartbreak expressed in “Her World or Mine,” poignantly brought to life in his latest video, “is the reason I got into country music.” The video premieres today exclusively with “Good Morning America” and ABC.com. Ray’s third single is the emotional centerpiece of his 11-song sophomore album Amos and starkly contrasts the carefree theme and upbeat sound of his last single and third No. 1 hit, “One That Got Away.”

“I wanted to tell the story of my parents’ divorce and that part of my life – the confusion and the fact that it wasn’t easy for a while. And losing my grandparents was a massive hit, not only to me, but my whole family,” explains Ray.

The new video features film and television star Chad Michael Murray in the role of Michael’s father. The two met at the CMT Awards four years ago and have been friends ever since.

“This song touched me. It’s my favorite, personally,” Murray said. “Watching the song play and seeing everybody react and seeing them go through their own honest memories is trippy. It’s really fun to watch.”

The video for “Her World Or Mine” is based on Ray’s experience as a child of divorce, with his entire family and himself as a child portrayed, as they navigate hard life changes and separation until the death of Ray’s grandmother brings them together.

“It’s so relatable and it deals with so many issues that everybody’s going through,” continued Murray. “You’re going to see so many people come up to you and say, ‘That’s my song.’ And it will be for different reasons because they went through different trials and tribulations to get them there. That’s what’s cool about it.”

Ray was raised in rural central Florida and was very close with his grandfather, who taught him how to play guitar.

“When my parents were going through their divorce is when my grandfather started teaching me guitar chords – it was my outlet. It was my way to get away from all the hell and chaos that was going on,” shares Ray.

However, this year has brought the singer new-found happiness with his love Carly Pearce. Earlier this month, Ray married the country star in Goodlettsville, Tenn. The pair’s nuptials were featured in 
PEOPLE Magazine with all the details of their big day.

Ray is currently on the road with his popular Nineteen Tour in the U.S. and England. He will join the Carolina Country Music Cruise 2019 to the Bahamas and is also set to appear with Old Dominion on their Make It Sweet Tour in Providence, R.I. on Nov. 8; Syracuse, N.Y. on Nov. 9 and Grand Prairie, Texas on Nov. 16.

CMT On Tour Presents: Michael Ray’s Nineteen Tour dates:
Thu      10/17/2019                Greensboro, NC           Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Fri       10/18/2019                  Birmingham, AL          Iron City
Thu      10/31/2019                 St. Paul, MN                Myth Live
Fri       11/1/2019                    Grand Rapids, MI        20 Monroe Live
Sat       11/2/2019                    Fort Wayne, IN           The Clyde Theatre
Sat       11/23/2019                  Macon, GA                 The Crazy Bull
Wed    12/4/2019                     Detroit, MI                  The Fillmore Detroit
Thu      12/5/2019                    New York, NY            Gramercy Theatre
Fri       12/6/2019                    Sayreville, NJ              Starland Ballroom
Sat       12/7/2019                    Clifton Park, NY         Upstate Concert
Michael Ray’s Nineteen Tour dates:
Sun      10/20/2019                  Niceville, FL                Boggy Fest 2019
Tues    10/22/2019                   London, UK                Bush Hall
Wed    10/23/2019                  Birmingham, UK         02 Institute3
Thu      10/24/2019                   Liverpool, UK            The Loft, Arts Club
Fri       10/25/2019                  Manchester, UK           Night & Day Café
Sun      10/27/2019                  Glasgow, UK               Stereo
Thu      11/7/2019                    Indianapolis, IN           Murat Theatre, Old National Centre
Tue      11/19/2019                  Nassau, Bahamas         Carolina Country Music Cruise 201  
Wed    11/20/2019                  Nassau, Bahamas          Carolina Country Music Cruise 201
Sat       11/30/2019                  Kansas City, MO          Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Wed    12/11/2019                  Milwaukee, WI              The Rave/Eagles Club
About Michael Ray 
Country singer-songwriter Michael Ray was a hit right out of the box, scoring 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, which debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country Charts upon release, has already spawned the hit “Get to You” and third No. 1, “One That Got Away,” which All Access declared “an undeniable crowd pleaser.” His latest single “Her World or Mine” is available now. Be sure to see him perform it live on his own Nineteen Tour now through the end of the year. Learn more about Ray at 
MichaelRayMusic.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/MusicMichaelRay, Instagram @MichaelRayMusic and Twitter @MichaelRayMusic.