Michael Ray To Release First Single From Upcoming Album On Friday

Michael Ray is sharing the first single off his upcoming third studio album later this month. The song, called “Whiskey And Rain” is set for release on Friday (Sept. 25th).

Michael said, “I miss story songs that you have to listen to all the way through to understand. This song is everything I love about country music – traditional country music, like Tim McGraw and Earl Thomas Conley and I want to bring that back. This is the music I originally came to Nashville to make, and I’m grateful to have this opportunity for fans to get to know me better as an artist.”

With touring currently on hold, Michael has established a weekly virtual series, Honkytonk Tuesday, where he is joined by surprise guests to perform their favorite ‘80s and ‘90s tunes. Honkytonk Tuesday are streamed live on Michael’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 7 p.m. CT and shared on Instagram immediately following the stream.

Michael said, “We started recording after we created Honkytonk Tuesday, but I knew I wanted to do this project before we put the series together. Creating Honkytonk Tuesday made me fully dive-in to that sound, and it was the perfect segue into ‘Whiskey And Rain.’”