Watch: Michael Ray’s “Whiskey and Rain” is No. 1 – The News Made Him Cry

Josh Thompson and Jesse Frasure wrote "Whiskey and Rain," the first single from Ray's seven-song EP "Higher Education."

Michael Ray wiped his tears with one hand while he held his cell phone with his other to record a thank you video to fans, his team and country radio. He just found out “Whiskey and Rain” is his fourth No. 1 song, and he’s overwhelmed.

“We did it, man!” Ray said, his voice thick with emotion. “I woke up this morning, and ’Whiskey and Rain” is No. 1 at country radio right now. This one is special. I just want to say thank y’all so much. What a way to start a year.”

Josh Thompson and Jesse Frasure wrote the song, the first single from Ray’s seven-song EP “Higher Education.” While Ray didn’t write it, the song’s traditional country sound and themes have bloomed in his heart since he was a child.

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