Michael Ray
Michael Ray
Atlantic Records/Warner Brothers recording artist, Michael Ray, has been chosen as NRA Country's Featured Artist for August.

The Florida native hit the top of the charts with his debut single "Kiss You In The Morning," as did his single, "Think A Little Less." His self-titled debut album reached the top ten on the Country Albums chart, and he is poised to become one of the top stars in the format.

"I was practically raised and learned my most valuable life lessons either on an air boat or in the woods with my father, grandfather, friends and family. Those times made me the man I am today, and I cherish the times I can get back out there in nature now as an adult," said Michael Ray.
Michael Ray
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As an NRA Country Featured Artist, Michael Ray joins some of country music's biggest acts including Hank Williams Jr., Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Aaron Lewis, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Aaron Watson, Granger Smith and many more, in teaming up to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.

Listen for Ray's current single "Get to You," rapidly gaining popularity on radio now. For a more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.michaelraymusic.com.

Exclusive Q&A with Michael Ray

Michael Ray took time out recently to answer some questions about his love of the outdoors. Ray, who co-wrote “Run Away With You” with Big & Rich, is currently working on the follow-up.

NRAC: If you had a week off, and could get to spend it in mother nature, how would you spend that time?

MR: On an airboat in the swamp somewhere in Florida.

NRAC: What would be your personal favorite firearm?

MR: My grandad's .357

NRAC: What was your favorite hunt or outdoor memory of the past year?

MR: My last turkey hunt was one for the books. It was the biggest bird that I've ever gotten. 10inch beard and 1 ¼ “ spurs- it was a beauty.

NRAC: If you could go hunting with any one other person (dead, alive, celebrity or not), who would that be?

MR: My Grandad, no question. I lost him a couple of years back and definitely wish I could share more moments with him.

NRAC: What can we expect from your new album?

MR: I think the biggest difference people will hopefully hear is growth, my life is totally different from when we went in to cut the first record. I find myself gravitating toward different material the reflects more of where I am now or brings up a memory of something that I've went through since the first record came out.