|Michael Ray – IA|
|June 23, 2019|
|Arnold's Park, IA|
|Captain's Entertainment Complex|
Michael Ray – Summer Concert Series
Sunday, June 23rd
Doors 7pm | Show 8:30pm | Must be 21+
Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 15th at 10am
*PE Concert Club Verified. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/PEConcertClub
Michael Ray loves a good story. So, it’s only natural that when it came time to tell his own, he gravitated to country music.“I feel like in music in general, but especially in country music, the storylines have always been the foundation,” he says. “No matter what changes may happen with the sound, I feel like when you listen to a song, no matter what walk of life you come from, you can really lose yourself in that song and put your own story to it.”
The small-town Florida native began to tell his tale on his 2015 self-titled debut album and scored two number one hits with “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less.” His dynamic sophomore album, Amos, named for his late grandfather and produced by the legendary Scott Hendricks (Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton) picks up where that record left off, combining the vintage sounds he absorbed growing up with a contemporary polish that puts him at the forefront of a class of fresh young voices. Ray runs the emotional gamut on Amos, from vulnerable ballads to boot-stomping rockers, showcasing a musical and vocal dexterity he has long admired in heroes like Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.
Current Top 10-and-climbing single “One That Got Away,”an optimistic mid-tempo smash that turns heartbreak into the fondest of memories, follows the imploringly poignant first single “Get to You,” a heartfelt plea for making a relationship work that utilizes Ray’s impressive vocal range, moving from a ruminative baritone to a tender falsetto croon. “Her World or Mine,” the album’s emotional centerpiece, breaks down the universal emotions of a break-up in heartbreaking and incisive detail. He turns up the tempo and the temperature with the pithy rocker “You’re On” and offers a slinky slice of wordplay with the whimsical “Fan Girl,” giving “Amos” a diverse feel that retains a cohesive whole.