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Ray surprises with EP

Thursday, August 4, 2022 – Michael Ray will release "The Warehouse Sessions live "EP via Warner Music Nashville tomorrow.

The EP features four tracks from "Higher Education" and his second number one single, RIAA Platinum-certified "Think A Little Less." Ray shot and recorded the music live without an audience.

"After two years of connecting solely via our screens and dreaming of being back on the road again, there's nothing like hearing fans sing these songs back to us live," said the Florida-native. "We're keeping that energy going with 'The Warehouse Sessions'."

The track list is:
Picture (Michael Ray, David Garcia, Michael Hardy)
Just The Way I Am (Michael Hardy, Ben West, Josh Miller)
Think A Little Less (Barry Dean, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins, Thomas Rhett)
Holy Water (Ashley Gorley, Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson, Michael Hardy)
Whiskey And Rain (Josh Thompson, Jesse Frasure)

Ray will sing "Holy Water" and more on the Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series tomorrow,
Aug. 5 at 8:50 a.m. eastern.

"Holy Water," the second single from "Higher Education" was written by Ashley Gorley, Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson and Michael Hardy.

Ray will join Lee Brice on the Label Me Proud Tour later this month, along with headlining and festival dates through the fall

Tour dates are:
Aug. 11 Pensacola Bay Center Pensacola, Fla.
Aug. 12 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, Fla.
Aug. 13 Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton, Fla.
Aug. 20 Rockin' Up North Fest 2022 East Grand Forks, Minn. *
Aug. 25 Mountain Health Arena Huntington, W.V.
Aug. 26 Freedom Hall Civic Center Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug. 27 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sept. 7 The Bullpen Summer Concert Series Washington, D.C. *
Sept. 8 Ting Pavilion Charlottesville, Va.
Sept. 9 Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre Youngstown, Ohio
Sept. 10 Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, N.C.
Sept. 15 Show Me Center Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Sept. 16 PNC Pavilion Cincinnati, Ohio
Sept. 17 TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park Indianapolis, Ind.
Sept. 22 First National Bank Arena Jonesboro, Ark.
Sept. 23 Brookshire Grocery Arena Bossier City, La.
Sept. 24 Smart Financial Center Sugar Land, Texas
Oct. 16 Goldensky Festival 2022 Sacramento, Calif. *
Nov. 4 The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon Fort Myers, Fla. *
Nov. 5 Bartow Ford Bartow, Fla. *
* - Ray only

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