Now that’s a damn country song.
Birthed out of his Honkytonk Tuesdays jam sessions, where Ray is joined by another artist to perform some of their favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s, “Whiskey & Rain” echoes that classic ’90s country sound that so many of us know and love.
“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.'”
Written by Josh Thompson and Jesse Frasure and produced by Ross Copperman, “Whiskey And Rain” also draws inspiration from two of Ray’s heroes, Gary Stewart and Gary Allan:
“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.”
“Whiskey & Rain” is the first single from Michael Ray’s upcoming studio album, the details of which have yet to be revealed.