Michael Ray Chronicles the Pain of His Parents’ Divorce In New Music Video

Michael Ray is re-living his parents’ painful divorce as well as the death of his grandmother in the just-released music…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 17, 2019


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Michael Ray is re-living his parents’ painful divorce as well as the death of his grandmother in the just-released music video for his latest single, “Her World or Mine.”

The cinematic clip chronicles real-life situations Ray endured as a child of divorce and shows how the death of his grandmother brought them together.

“I wanted to tell the story of my parents’ divorce and that part of my life – the confusion and the fact that it wasn’t easy for a while. And losing my grandparents was a massive hit, not only to me, but my whole family,” Ray shared in a statement.

The music video features actor Chad Michael Murray in the role of Ray’s father. The pair struck up a friendship after meeting at the CMT Music Awards several years ago.

“This song touched me. It’s my favorite, personally,” Murray said. “Watching the song play and seeing everybody react and seeing them go through their own honest memories is trippy. It’s really fun to watch.”

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“It’s so relatable and it deals with so many issues that everybody’s going through,” continued Murray. “You’re going to see so many people come up to you and say, ‘That’s my song.’ And it will be for different reasons because they went through different trials and tribulations to get them there. That’s what’s cool about it.”

“Her World or Mine” was written by Brett Beavers, Travis Denning and Jamie Paulin. The song is featured on Ray’s 11-track album, Amos. Michael Ray may not have written the song but says it’s “the reason I got into country music.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.