Michael Ray's move towards the '90s-era country music that first inspired him is paying off, as his latest single, "Whiskey and Rain," has officially become his fourth number-one hit.
Specifically, the song takes cues from hitmaker Gary Allan, especially his 1998 release, It Would Be You. The title track off that album was a Top 10 hit for Gary, and as a whole, the project launched a fandom in Michael that helped kick off his journey to country music stardom.
"There's a lot you can hear of his influence on 'Whiskey and Rain' and throughout this EP project, this Higher Education project. So, big fan of Gary's," Michael says.
Higher Education came out late last summer.
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