North Carolina native Ray Scott is known for mixing his rich baritone with a wry-witted lyric to create good-timin’ tunes like “Drinkin’ Beer” and “Ain’t Always Thirsty.”
On June 9, the good times roll on as Ray releases his new album, Guitar For Sale, which includes the anecdotally edgy “Put Down That Gun,” a song Nash Country Daily is premiering below.
“I like the humorous songs,” says Ray to NCD. “I always try to record at least a couple on each record. I wrote ‘Put Down That Gun’ with my good buddy Mark Stephen Jones, he’s one of my favorite co-writers. We were sitting around one day and he told me a story about somebody we know who got caught by his girlfriend in a precarious situation. Basically, he was sitting on a toilet naked with a guitar in his lap singing a song for a woman who was also naked laying in the tub next to him. I thought that was a hell of a predicament to find yourself in. We laughed about that for a little bit and then we just kinda started talking about what his girlfriend’s reaction might have been. So this song kind of came out of that.”
Listen to the exclusive premiere of “Put Down That Gun,” and pick up a copy of Ray’s new album, Guitar For Sale, on June 9.
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