Breakout country artist Michael Ray commits as much to his love for animals as he does his music, and starting today, he is launching a week-long pet supply drive in partnership with the Nashville Humane Association. Fans, friends and community members can donate food, blankets, towels and more to help support the pets displaced by Hurricane Michael. The drive will culminate in a special on-site appearance at NHA on Friday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. CT. A truck will then dispatch to his native Florida, where it will distribute the provisions to shelters in need.
“Growing up in Florida and feeling what the aftermath of a hurricane is like, there are so many things going through your mind about what needs done and who needs help,” Ray said. “There are often a lot of animals that get separated from their families and end up last on the list of priorities, and since animals have always been important to me and my family, I felt like this donation drive was one way our community could help and support another community.”
Ray has expressed massive support for animal welfare through the establishment of his own pet-based charitable initiative, Wrigley Cares. Named for his husky/shepherd mix, Wrigley Cares provides financial and medical support for rescue animals, service pets and more. Over the span of last year’s headlining “Get To You” Tour, Ray collected more than 100k meals for shelter animals.
WHO: Michael Ray + Nashville Humane Association
WHAT: Pet supply drive to help support the pets displaced by Hurricane Michael
WHEN: Friday, November 9 at 2:00pm CT
WHERE: Nashville Humane Association
213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
Fans can catch Ray on the road and on the radio throughout the fall. His current single “One That Got Away,” penned by Nashville hit-makers Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Jesse Frasure, is Top 30 and climbing on the country charts. The track, which Music Row calls a “bouncy, mid-tempo outing with loads of hooks,” takes a fun and carefree look at a relationship with a person that might be a little out of your league. Check out the Sean Hagwell-directed music video HERE.
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