WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor), known to listeners as 97.5 Y-Country, has announced that Michael Ray will headline the station’s annual Summer Jam concert on Saturday, August 6. The concert will take place at the Shadowland Pavilion on St. Joseph’s Silver Beach.
Tickets went on sale April 8.
Michael Ray formed a band and began playing a constant grind of shows all around Southern Florida in 2006. Soon, Ray was headlining the Orlando House of Blues and selling out shows all over Florida. In 2010, his independently released debut caught the ear of veteran music industry manager Tony Conway, who began helping Ray take his career to a national audience. In 2012, Ray appeared on the CW talent competition The Next, where he was mentored by Big & Rich’s John Rich. After the show, Ray signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music and in 2014 released the single “Kiss You in the Morning.” His full-length major-label debut followed in 2015 on Warner Music Nashville, making it to number four on the country albums chart. Right now his second single “Real Men Love Jesus” is climbing the charts!
The 97.5 Y-Country Summer Jam is presented by Your Neighborhood Michigan Ford Dealers and sponsored in part by Honor Credit Union, Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors, Bud Distributing in Dowagiac, Honor Credit Union, Adent’s Landscape Supply, Medic 1 Ambulance, Best Way Disposal, Krenek Van & RV Center and Linear Electric.
For more information, go to www.summerjam.com.