Michael Ray emerged in 2012, winning the televised musical competition The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep with his vibrant, contemporary country-rock style. His self-titled, full-length major label debut arrived three years later in 2015, reaching the number four spot on the Country Albums chart, spawning hit singles like "Real Men Love Jesus," and "Think a Little Less." Ray would go on to tour extensively over the next few years, expanding his fanbase and perfecting his style before entering the studio one again. His sophomore album Amos arrived in 2018, which housed the Top 20 country single "Get to You." Amos debuted at number five on Billboard's Country Albums chart.