Ray shows himself: Just the Way I Am Tour
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Ray shows himself: Just the Way I Am Tour

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Michael Ray will launch his 21-stop 2021 Just The Way I Am Tour, kicking off later this month in Myrtle Beach, S.C. before finishing Nov. 14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

"I can't wait to be back out on the road and be with all of you again," said Ray. "There's nothing better than being with one another and singing the songs that have brought us together over the years, and I'm so excited to share some new songs with you that have come to mean so much to me. Let's make some memories."

Ray's current single is "Whiskey And Rain."

Tour dates are:
June 13 Caroline Music Fest Myrtle Beach, S.C.
*Support to Luke Combs
June 14 Wind Jammer Isle of Palms, S.C.
June 18 Dr. Pepper Park Roanoke, Va.
June 19 Country Fest North Lawrence, Ohio * Support to Sam Hunt and Russell Dickerson
June 26 Smokin' Summer Jam Birmingham, Ala.
July 10 Red River Valley Fair Fargo, N.D. *Support to Chris Young
July 17 Timberwood Amphitheater Hot Springs, Ark.
July 23 Power Plant Live Baltimore, Md.
July 24 Pinehaven Country Club Guilderland, N.Y.
July 25 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, N.H.
July 31 Cam-Plex Heritage Center Gillette, Wyo.
Aug. 6 Antelope County Fair Neligh, Neb.
Aug. 21 Brown County Fair Aberdeen, S.D.

*Support to Nelly
Aug. 22 Central State Fair Rapid City, S.D.
*Support to Kip Moore
Aug. 25 The Pageant St. Louis. Mo.
Sept.. 3 Ozark Amphitheater Camdenton, Mo.
* Support to Brantley Gilbert
Sept.. 4 Touchdowns & Tunes Paducah, Ky.
*Support to Brantley Gilbert and Ashley McBryde
Sept.. 10 Washington State Fair Puyallup, Wash.
Sept.. 18 Swine N Dine Paxton, Ill.
Sept.. 23 Island Hopper Songwriters Festival Ft. Myers, Fla.

Nov. 14 Tortuga Music Festival Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
* Support to Jon Pardi

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