NASHVILLE, TN –
A life-long animal supporter, Platinum-selling recording artist Michael Ray
launched Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need
earlier this year as a philanthropic component to his 15-city “Get To You” Tour. Named after his rescue dog, Wrigley, the chart-topping singer/songwriter teamed up with Zappos For Good and local animal shelters to set up donation stations at each of his “Get To You” Tour stops. In just four weeks on the road, Ray and his fans have collected 100,320 meals to donate to animals in need, based on one cup of food as an average per food meal size.
“We set out to see how we can help animals in need and we are blown away by the huge response,” shared Michael Ray. “When we’re on the road, we stop in each town and become a part of the community for a night while on stage. It’s inspiring to see the ‘Get To You’ Tour can leave a lasting impression and feed so many shelter animals. Wrigley’s stoked too.”
“Zappos For Good
is humbled once again to have partners like Michael Ray and his fans, who’ve helped us make a difference in the lives of so many pets around the country,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at Zappos.com
. “With their help, our Give
campaign is able to provide a much-needed service.”
“Get To You,” the lead single off Ray’s forthcoming sophomore album, has amassed over six million on-demand streams as the single climbs the country charts. The “passionate, inked-up country rocker” (Tampa Bay Times
) impresses audiences across the country on his second headline tour. With staples in his set like Platinum-certified No. 1’s “Think A Little less” and “Kiss You In The Morning,” Ray’s live show presence continues to be praised for “the energy and the polish of a pro” (Nash Country Daily
).Remaining / Upcoming 2017 “Get To You” Tour Dates:
||Lake Buena Vista, FL
||House of Blues – Orlando*
||Jergel’s Rhythm Grille*
*Denotes dates Devin Dawson will not appear on.
For more information and tickets, visit michaelraymusic.com.
About Michael Ray
March 2017 brought Michael Ray his second No.1 single with “Think A Little Less” off his debut self-titled album. This followed his first No. 1 single, “Kiss You In The Morning” which went to the top spot in just 24 weeks. Ray continues to grow his following, having toured with Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Darius Rucker and wrapped up his own first 40-city headlining tour last year.
Michael was raised in Eustis, Florida an hour from Orlando. The child of a family full of musicians, he began his professional career before he was a teenager, graduated to the bar scene as soon as he could drive and hasn’t let up on the pedal since. When he decided it was time to move to Nashville, the work Ray had put in began to pay off quickly as he landed a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music and a record deal with Atlantic Records /Warner Music Nashville.
In between touring, Michael has been recording his new album this year, with the first single, “Get To You” at Country radio now.
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