Michael Ray Releases an Autobiographical Song Called “Picture”

Michael Ray’s new song, “Picture” is available everywhere you buy or stream music now, May 7th. Written by Ray with HARDY and David Garcia, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the reflective new track.

Warner Music Nashville recording artist Michael Ray always releases music that fits him as a singer, but his newest release, “Picture’ out today is something special. Written during a tough time in Ray’s life with songwriters Michael Hardy (HARDY) and David Garcia, the new song is a reflective and emotional tune that every country fan needs to listen to.

“This last year has made me so appreciative of the people who can just sit still with me, reflect and reminisce,” shared Ray on his Instagram earlier this week, “It’s one of my favorite things about growing up in the south, and I hope we never lose it. My new song “Picture” is very autobiographical in that way. I hope that when y’all hear this song, it’s not something that brings sadness. I hope it’s something that brings joy and serves as a reminder that’s it okay to slow down and be present… because you’ll never regret the time you take to be with your family and friends.”

Ray was inspired to write this song after the passing of his uncle back in June 2020. Though the song is a tribute in some ways, it is also a reminder to fans to appreciate and live life with joy and happiness as much as possible. The song is one of the singer’s most personal and emotional songs to date.

“One day we’re barefoot, young and alive // the next we’re a story in a three-by-five // That somebody’s sure glad to have”

We are loving this new wave of artistry by the singer-songwriter, and it seems more music like “Picture” and current single, “Whiskey And Rain” are on the horizon. Keep an eye out for more new music coming down the pipeline by Ray soon!

Michael Ray's "Picture" is available now, May 7th

Michael Ray’s “Picture” is available now, May 7th

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“Picture” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.