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Ray attempts to "Get To You" via tour

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Michael Ray will launch his second headlining tour in October, the "Get To You Tour."

"Get To You" is the first single from Ray's forthcoming sophomore album. Ray will make 15 stops across the country, starting on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Tuscaloosa's Druid City Music Hall and wrapping on Dec. 9 in Warrendale, Pa. Devin Dawson will join him on select dates.

"I had such an amazing time on the 'Think A Little Less Tour' last year as it was really the first opportunity since we started this journey to really get out there and see what our fans wanted to hear and experience," Ray said "Since, I've been out opening for some incredible acts from Alabama and Sam Hunt to Darius Rucker; I treated every date we played as a chance to learn something - whether it was backstage training or standing side stage just taking it all in - having those experiences have all led to this tour, and I can't wait to share it with fans."

Dawson debuted with the single "All On Me" earlier this year. The Californian's forthcoming debut, "Dark Horse," was produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne).

Tour dates are:
Oct. 5 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall
Oct. 6 Anderson, SC Wendell's Dippin Bran
Oct. 12 Nacogdoches, TX Banita Creek Hall
Oct. 14 San Antonio, TX Cowboys Dance Hall
Oct. 19 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
Oct. 20 Dubuque, IA Q Casino
Oct. 21 Medina, OH Thirsty Cowboy
Oct. 27 Rochester, NY Anthology
Oct. 28 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 24 Holiday, FL The Stockyard
Nov. 25 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues - Orlando
Dec. 1 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe's
Dec. 2 Savannah, GA Saddlebags *
Dec. 7 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Dec. 9 Warrendale, PA Jergel's Rhythm Grille
* Dawson will not appear on this show.

More dates will be added.

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