Country singer-songwriter Michael Ray was a hit right out of the box, scoring both with critics and on the charts. With Country Aircheck boasting there are “big things on the horizon for Michael Ray’ and his live shows lauded by USA today as simply “lip-smacking good,” the Florida native backed up that praise with two number ones from his 2015 self-titled debut album with “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less.” His sophomore album, Amos, named after his grandfather and produced by the legendary Scott Hendricks, was released on June 1, 2018. The album has already spawned the hit single “Get To You,” now climbing the Billboard charts and praised by Rolling Stone for its “impassioned chorus and impressive vocal range.” Inspired by his rescue dog Wrigley, Ray also recently launched the charitable initiative Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals in Need to collect donations for local animal shelters at every stop on his Get To You Tour.
AaronWatson grew up listening to George Jones, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson in Amarillo, Texas. His career began in 2002 when he released his first album, Shutupanddance, gaining radio airplay and attention throughout the nation. After that record’s success, Watson has collaborated with many musicians such as Dale Watson, Jack Ingram and Willie Nelson. In February 2015, Watson made history when he released The Underdog and became the first solo artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums. His single, “That Look,” was placed in the top 10 of the Billboard Country Digital Songs Chart and was one of the most successful/selling independent singles by the end of the year.