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 Nashvilledeclares 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 ABC’s “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.