Michael Ray will release his sophomore album, called Amos, on June 1st. The project is titled after his late grandfather, Amos, who not only influenced him musically but in his love of Country music. In fact, Ray first began singing and performing in his grandfather’s band when he was only nine years old. To this day, he still plays Amos’ hand-me-down guitar, a 1978 Les Paul, as a reminder of the time they spent together sharing stories, learning songs and making memories.
Michael recalls the day he got the call from his family that Amos had suffered a heart attack. He said, “Looking back, that moment was a pivotal one–our family lost its patriarch. So, when we started making this record, before I would record vocals on the song I would ask myself, ‘is this a song I would have played proudly for him?’ It makes this album that much more special to think he would have said, ‘Ray, that’s a good one.’”
Amos features 11 tracks, including Michael's current top 20 and climbing single, “Get To You.”