NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ray Scott, known to value “traditional country storytelling and artistry over chasing commercial trends (Wide Open Country)” signs exclusive booking deal with Atomic Music Group.
“When I ran across Ray’s set at 30A I was blown away by the talent and the on stage banter was so funny, I laughed ’til I cried. Ray is a complete performer! We are excited to welcome Ray to the Atomic family and can’t wait to see what the future brings!” said Logan Bosemer, Vice President, Atomic Music Group.
“It takes a special kind of vision to see beyond the status quo in the music biz, and a real maverick spirit to buck it,” said Ray Scott. “I’m excited to be working with a great group of folks who truly get it, and celebrate quality and diversity in their roster. I’m truly stoked to see what’s ahead on this new road for me.”
Scott’s latest project, Honky Tonk Heart, was released earlier this year and met with praise from reviewers for his authentic storytelling. Scott had a hand in writing each of the five songs for the project which, “should have its own warning sign—HIGHLY ADDICTIVE (One Country).”
The EP features three slower tunes “Leave This Town,” where Scott “uses his unique, booming baritone to heart-wrenching effect over a backdrop of acoustic guitar and aching pedal steel swells (Taste of Country),” “Thank You Baby” a song that is “chock full of countrified guitars that support Scott’s full, sincere vocals (Parade)” and “It Is What It Is,” a “pure country honky tonk heartbreaker (Wide Open Country).” “Trainwreck” rounds out the EP with a faster tempo that keeps Scott “squarely in the middle of traditional country with its pedal steel and boot-stomping melody (One Country).” Cowboys & Indians exclusively premiered the title track, “a catchy full-blooded cowboy tune (Cowboys & Indians),” earlier this year. Honky Tonk Heart was produced by Michael Hughes, who Scott collaborated with on his previous album Guitar For Sale.
.@RayalityCheck signs exclusive booking deal with @AtomicMusGroup