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Top 10 Songs by Michael Ray

Michael Ray is already emerging as one of country music’s biggest stars, and he’s just getting started. The Florida native released his Higher Education EP in August, which includes songs written by Corey Crowder, Ashley Gorley, HARDY and more. Ray has already released two albums, both his eponymous freshman debut and Amos, out in 2018, and his Kiss You…

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Michael Ray, Dustin Lynch to Join Tracy Lawrence for 16th Annual Turkey Fry

Michael Ray and Dustin Lynch are just two of the artists, along with Lainey Wilson, who will be joining Tracy Lawrence for his upcoming benefit concert, as part of his 16th annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry. Proceeds from the event, which began in 2006, go to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Lawrence set a new fundraising record last year, with…

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Michael Ray’s ‘Didn’t Know I Was Country’ Tells His Own Story [EXCLUSIVE]

Michael Ray wrote two of the seven songs on his latest Higher Education EP, both “Picture” and “Didn’t Know I Was Country.” The latter, which Ray wrote with Taylor Phillips and Ashley Gorley, is a telling look into Ray’s own life — a look he initially wasn’t sure he was ready to share with his fans. “It was actually…

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Michael Ray Proudly Embraces His Imperfections: ‘I’m Human’

Michael Ray is unafraid — and unashamed. The 33-year-old went through his own struggles over the past 18 months, with some of them splashed across the headlines for all of the world to see. It would be enough to make anyone retreat from the spotlight and lick their own proverbial wounds for a while. Instead, Ray is celebrating who…

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Michael Ray Finds Himself on ‘Higher Education’ EP [EXCLUSIVE]

Michael Ray‘s Higher Education EP is out! The seven-track record is, in many ways, what Ray has always wanted to create, but never was able to, for a myriad of reasons, until now. “It’s what I’ve had in my mind for a long time,” Ray tells Everything Nash. “It’s truly what I was trying to get out for years….

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Michael Ray on Touring Amid COVID-19: ‘Living Life Is a Real Thing’ [EXCLUSIVE]

 Michael Ray launched his Just the Way I Am Tour last month, after more than a year of being off the road, because of the pandemic. When Ray planned his tour, coronavirus numbers were low, and artists were ready to get back on the road. Since then, numbers have been increasing once again, all over the country, prompting…

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Michael Ray to Celebrate ‘Higher Education’ Release With Nashville Palace Show

 Michael Ray is celebrating the release of his upcoming Higher Education EP with a hometown show. The 33-year-old announced on social media that he will take the stage at Nashville Palace for on August 31, performing his weekly Honky Tonk Tuesday show live in Music City. “Let’s goooo!!! See #honkytonktuesday live at the to celebrate the…

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Michael Ray to Release ‘Autobiographical’ New Song, ‘Just the Way I Am’

 Another new song from Michael Ray‘s highly-anticipated new album will be released next week. The country music hitmaker says the song is very true to his own life, even though it was written by Michael Hardy, Ben West and Josh Miller instead. “This song really feels autobiographical for me,” Ray shares of the upcoming track. “It touches on…

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Michael Ray Still Mourns the Loss of His ‘Musical Hero,’ Joe Diffie

 The country music community was shocked and saddened when Joe Diffie passed away last March, due to complications from COVID-19. Michael Ray is among those who are still mourning the loss of the Grand Ole Opry member, whose influence he says permeates almost everything in his own life and career. “Joe Diffie was not only just one of…

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