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Michael Ray Launches Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals in Need

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Inspired by his rescue dog Wrigley, Michael Ray readies his “Get To You” Tour with the launch of a special initiative, Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need. The Gold-selling artist, whose latest single “Get To You” is currently climbing the charts, will collect donations with help from Zappos For Good and local animal shelters. Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need kicked off yesterday (10/5) as Ray took the stage for opening night in Tuscaloosa, AL. Since adopting Wrigley earlier this summer at Chicago’s Country Lakeshake Fest, Ray has been searching for impactful ways he and his fans can give back to rescued animals.

“Wrigley is a huge part of my life – she’s on the road with us and she’s there for all the major moments,” shared Ray. “She changed my life back in June and I’m hoping we can change the lives of other shelter dogs by lending a helping hand.”

The Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist logged thousands of miles in 2017 and will wrap the year with his second headline tour. Already achieving two No. 1 singles, Ray’s anticipated lead single “Get To You” notched the most-added on the country airplay charts upon release and previews his forthcoming sophomore album.

Zappos for Good, the charity team at Zappos.com, will amplify Wrigley Cares by identifying local shelters in need and setting up donation station at each tour stop. Concert attendees can drop supplies at the donation stations and receive a special discount code redeemable on Ray merchandise. All donations are welcome and each local shelter is specifically looking for: dry/wet dog and cat food in addition to new/slightly used towels and blankets which will be used to line shelter crates.
“We’re thrilled to work with Michael Ray and team to help support animal rescue,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity for Zappos.com. “We’re passionate about animal welfare and see this adoption event as an extension of our core, which is customer service.”

2017 “Get To You Tour” dates are as follows:

Thu 10/05/17 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall
Fri 10/06/17 Anderson, SC Wendell’s Dippin Bran
Thu 10/12/17 Nacogdoches, TX Banita Creek Hall
Sat 10/14/17 San Antonio, TX Cowboys Dance Hall
Thu 10/19/17 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
Fri 10/20/17 Dubuque, IA Q Casino
Sat 10/21/17 Medina, OH Thirsty Cowboy
Fri 10/27/17 Rochester, NY Anthology
Sat 10/28/17 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Fri 11/24/17 Holiday, FL The Stockyard
Sat 11/25/17 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues – Orlando
Fri 12/01/17 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe’s
Sat 12/02/17 Savannah, GA Saddlebags*
Thu 12/07/17 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Sat 12/09/17 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

*Denotes dates Devin Dawson will not appear on.

For more information and tickets, visit michaelraymusic.com.

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