Michael Ray’s 2017 Get To You Tour

Michael Ray’s 2017 Get To You Tour

Devin Dawson

Fri 27 Oct

7:00 pm


This event is all ages

Michael Ray’s 2017 Get To You Tour
Michael Ray’s 2017 Get To You Tour
When rising country singer Michael Ray made his first exploratory trip to Nashville, he got a life-
changing piece of advice from an industry insider.
Go home.
“He said, ‘Don’t move. The way the music industry’s going to become, you’re not going to be
able to get a record deal just doing a showcase anymore. You’ve got to bring something to the
table,’” Ray said. “He said, ‘I want to you to go back to Florida, grab a band and become the
biggest you can be in Florida on your own, and then I want you to come back.’ So I put a band
together of friends of mine and we started to play.”
Turns out it was the best thing Ray ever did. He built a rowdy fan base tilling the same fertile
Southeastern soil Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan used to start their careers and returned to
Nashville three years later to claim a record deal, a publishing contract and a few unexpected
opportunities along the way.
Ray continued the journey from tiny Eustis, Florida, to the big time with the release of his first
single “Kiss You In The Morning.” The debut single went #1 in just 24 weeks, an incredible
achievement for anyone, let alone straight out of the gate. Ray’s second #1 single came not
long after the first with “Think A Little Less,” also off of his debut self-titled album. With two
#1’s under his belt, Michael is undeniably making his mark on Country Music.
Scott Hendricks, Warner Music Nashville’s executive vice president of A&R and Ray’s producer,
calls Ray “country with an edge.” “Michael, he’s got it all,” said Hendricks, known for his work
with Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson. “He sings well. He’s a really seasoned
entertainer. Girls find him not hard to look at. He’s got the drive, the motivation, the work
ethic, the right attitude going into this thing. He’s been great to work with in the studio, just
getting better and better every time we’re recording. He takes it seriously, and we do have
really high hopes for him.”
Venue Information:
336 East Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14604