Michael Ray (singer)

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Michael Ray
Birth name Michael Ray Roach
Born (1988-04-29) April 29, 1988 (age 30)
Eustis, Florida U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Website michaelraymusic.com

Michael Ray Roach (born April 29, 1988) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is signed to Warner Music Nashville, for which he has released his debut single, "Kiss You in the Morning". The song has reached No. 1 on Country Airplay. Before this single's release, Ray was mentored by John Rich of Big & Rich on the singing competition The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep, which he won. He and Rich co-wrote Big & Rich's 2015 single, "Run Away with You".[1]

Personal life[edit]

On July 19, 2018, Ray announced that he is currently dating country singer Carly Pearce.[2]

Legal Issues[edit]

In the early morning hours on December 20, 2017, Ray was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[4]
US
[5]
AUS
[6]
Michael Ray[7]
  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Michael Ray 4 21 60
Amos
  • Release date: June 1, 2018
  • Label: Atlantic Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 53
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[4]
US Heat
[10]
Tour Bootleg
  • Release date: November 2014
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
  • Formats: Digital download
Kiss You in the Morning EP
  • Release date: April 28, 2015
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
37 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US Country
[11]
US Country Airplay
[12]
US
[13]
CAN Country
[14]
CAN
[15]
2015 "Kiss You in the Morning" 10 1 55 13 73 Michael Ray
"Real Men Love Jesus" 28 17 44
2016 "Think a Little Less" 3 2 54 23
2017 "Get to You" 17 15 [A] 45 Amos
2018 "One That Got Away"[B] 48 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Notes

  1. ^ "Get to You" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number two on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as a 25-song quasi-extension of the Hot 100.[22]
  2. ^ Current single.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak
positions
Album
US Country
[11]
2015 "Another Girl" 50 Michael Ray

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2015 "Kiss You in the Morning"[24] Edgar Esteves
"Real Men Love Jesus"[25] Sam Siske
2016 "Think a Little Less"[26] Cody Kern
2017 "Think a Little Less"[27] Jack Guy
2018 "Get to You"[28] Unlisted
"Fan Girl"[29]
"Her World or Mine"[30]
"Summer Water"[31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award show Category Result
2016 American Country Countdown Awards Breakthrough Male of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Danielle (September 13, 2015). "5 Things to Know About 'Kiss You in the Morning Singer' Michael Ray". People. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (July 19, 2018). "Carly Pearce and Michael Ray Confirm They're Dating". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Ruiter, Jason. "Country star Michael Ray apologizes for DUI, promises to rebuild trust". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  4. ^ a b "Michael Ray Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #414". auspOp. April 1, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Michael Ray - Michael Ray". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 3, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: January 3, 2017". Roughstock.
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 4, 2018). "The Top 10 Country Albums: September 4, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Michael Ray Chart History - Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  16. ^ Bjorke, Matt (8 September 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 8, 2015". RoughStock. Sales figure given here
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Michael Ray – Kiss You in the Morning". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Michael Ray – Kiss You in the Morning". Music Canada.
  19. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 4, 2016). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: April 4, 2016". Roughstock.
  20. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 17, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: April 17, 2017". Roughstock.
  21. ^ "American single certifications – Michael Ray – Think A Little Less". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  22. ^ "Michael Ray Chart History - Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  23. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 20, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: June 20, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Michael Ray : Kiss You in the Morning". Country Music Television. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  25. ^ "CMT : Videos : Michael Ray : Real Men Love Jesus". Country Music Television. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Michael Ray : Think A Little Less". Country Music Television. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  27. ^ "CMT : Videos : Michael Ray : Think A Little Less". Country Music Television. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  28. ^ Weatherby, Taylor (April 27, 2018). "Michael Ray Breaks Through the Barriers of Heartbreak in 'Get To You' Video: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  29. ^ Crawford, Robert (April 23, 2018). "See Michael Ray's Stark 'Her World or Mine' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  30. ^ Levenson, Luke (May 8, 2018). "See Michael Ray's Stark 'Her World or Mine' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  31. ^ "'Summer Water' Video". YouTube. May 31, 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2018. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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