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Fri October 25

MICHAEL RAY

+ special guest WILLIE JONES

£16 // Doors 8:00pm

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MICHAEL RAY

Ray was born in Eustis, Florida. He was inspired by his grandfather Amos “Wilson” Roach, who played music for him and taught him how to play guitar, in addition to having him perform at assisted living centers. Ray chose to form a band in southern Florida after graduating high school, and a disc jockey at WPCV began playing his music. He independently released an album in 2010, which was discovered by manager Tony Conway.

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”.[2] After winning the competition, Ray was signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The label released his debut single “Kiss You in the Morning”, which went to number one on the Country Airplay charts in 2015. The album accounted for two more singles in “Real Men Love Jesus” and “Think a Little Less”. Ray supported the album with a tour.

Ray’s second album, Amos, came out in 2018. The album has accounted for two singles: “Get to You” and “One That Got Away”. Both of his albums were produced by Scott Hendricks.

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WILLIE JONES

4 SOUND / Empire Records recording artist and Black River Publishing songwriter Willie Jones, is a native of Shreveport, LA. Jones grew up loving Country music and remembers wanting to be a Country music artist as early as age 14.  Most recently, the young LA native released his brand new single and video for “Down For It,” available now on all platforms! Just last year, Jones released his first single, “Runs In Our Blood” on all streaming platforms, as well as an official music video that premiered exclusively on TheBoot.com. “Willie Jones breaks the country music mold on many levels as a fresh new face in the industry,” stated The Boot earlier this summer. Breaking into Country music, Jones has already been featured on top Country music playlists from Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL and YouTube Music. Jones has toured on the MAGcon Tour featuring artists including Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, Shawn Mendes and more.

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