One of the pleasant new surprises in country music the last couple years has been Michael Ray. He just had his second number one song at radio. That’s impressive for a new artist.
I feel like he’s still kind of flying under the radar on the country scene a bit. That could change as it looks like he’s ready to move to his sophomore album. The second album has been a breakout for a lot of artists. It could be for Michael.
See what you think of this new single.
Get To You – Michael Ray
What I like about Michael Ray is that he fits in well with the modern country sound. But he also definitely has the chops of a traditionalist.
There are all kinds of videos of him on YouTube singing the classics. There’s a great one at the Opry with him duetting on a John Conlee classic. Michael does a really good job on that one.
And with this new one he also nails it. The song sounds like a modern hit at radio. And I think it will be. But it also has that undertone of a classic. Something you might have heard somewhere in the history of country. And that’s not easy to do.
The story going on in the song seems to be about a guy that’s ready to move things forward with a girl. But she’s had some relationship challenges in the past. And she’s struggling to get through those before she can move on with someone new.
Chart Estimate: #3
CML Points: 88/100