Michael Ray Wants To Hear Your Story

Michael Ray Wants To Hear Your Story

Have you ever been so touched by a song that it made a major impact on your life?

Do you think if you ever met the singer, would you share that story with them?

Well, if it’s a Michael Ray song, let him know!

In fact, Michael says that hearing how fans connect with his music is one of the coolest parts of his job, “Been fortunate to meet with a lot of fans…either meet and greets, or after shows, or just randomly, see somebody out…they come up and talk to you. One of the coolest things that I think you can do as a fan of anybody’s music is tell your story of that song.”

When it comes to fans sharing their stories with him, there’s one that always sticks out in his mind. Michael shares one time when a fan told him how his heartbreak song “Her World or Mine” actually saved the fan’s relationship, “This guy came up to me…with his wife…I’m at a meet and greet, and was like ‘Man, that song saved our marriage,’ and he said ‘We were both done, and hearing the lyrics of that song kind of put us in the place of…OK, this is how life is going to be without each other. And we didn’t want that.’ So, they worked it out, and they were happier than ever.”

Michael admits it’s hearing stuff like that, that makes him realize how much his music connects with people in such a special way, “It’s funny because that song is a heartbreak song about a break-up, but you hear songs the way you’re meant to hear them at that time, and that’s probably one of the coolest ones that sticks out to me.”

So, now you know if you have a story about Michael Ray’s new song “Whiskey and Rain,” please share it with him!

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth