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Michael Ray Stopped Being The Cool Guy

June 27, 2018

Michael Ray was talking to People about his growth as an artist.  He said his first album was all about being "the cool guy" and "the dude."  He thought that's what he needed to be.

And then he went on the road and started talking to fans, and they shared all kinds of personal and real stories about their lives. He says, quote, "They taught me it's cool to be vulnerable as a man and it's okay to be really real, to be real open. I realized that's what we're here for."

So he channeled that stuff into his second album, "Amos" which, as you may know, was his late grandfather's first name. There are no songs about Amos on the album, but he's certainly there in spirit. Chris says he even hears one of his grandfather's sayings when things are going bad and he feels sorry for himself. 

Here it is, quote:  "If you think you've got something wrong, there's somebody that would trade their left arm to be in your position."

My sophomore album #Amos is officially OUT. I have so many people to thank for making this dream a reality. But most importantly you.. the fans. Thank you for loving country music and for your energy and passion. You fire me up day after day and I’m so grateful for your support. Here’s to Amos!! Buy it, stream it, turn it up!

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