Michael Ray Releases New Song “Just The Way I Am” Ahead of EP

Michael Ray’s new song “Just The Way I Am” is available now, July 30th, on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the track below.

Following the release of his most recent single “Picture” in May of this year, Michael Ray is back with another brand new song, “Just The Way I Am”. With the deliverance of the track comes the news of a forthcoming EP from the singer-songwriter titled Higher Education, due out August 27th.

Michael Ray first made waves in the country music world with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2015. The introductory project included breakout songs like “Kiss You in the Morning”, “Think a Little Less”, and “Real Men Love Jesus”. Then, in 2018, his sophomore album, Amos, included another trio of hits with “One That Got Away”, “Her World or Mine”, and “Get to You”. Now, with more recent and frequent music that also happens to be his most true and personal music to date, Ray is ready for an EP release, and fans are eager for it.

“Just the Way I Am” is a song about staying true to who you are. In the words of Ray, he says that this song is about “Being unapologetically just who you are, how God made you, because God only made one of you, so just keep being just the way you are.”

When he announced the release of the song, Ray shared that “this song really feels autobiographical to me. It touches on the good parts of people while still acknowledging that they have faults and flaws, myself included. I hope that when you guys hear it, you understand more about me… and maybe you can even relate to it too”.

Ray also dropped the music video for “Just the Way I am”. Filmed in his hometown of Eustis, Florida, the video stars the people and community that helped make him the way he is.


Michael Ray’s new song “Just The Way I Am” is out now, July 30th.

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