Michael Ray Can’t Wait to Play Boots & Brews with Tim McGraw: ‘I’m Like a Giddy 13-Year-Old Kid’

Michael Beam has never seen a Tim McGraw show. Without a doubt, the hitmaker of tunes, for example, “Think Somewhat Less” and “Bourbon and Downpour” has for some time loved the hitmaker of melodies, for example, “Live Like You Were Passing on” and “Unassuming and Kind.”

He heard “I Like It, I Love It” interestingly while sitting in the secondary lounge of his father’s truck and he met McGraw at a No. 1 party in Nashville and he recalls the verses to a horde of McGraw’s most profound cuts. Yet, never has Beam imparted a phase to McGraw — as of recently.


“I’m somewhat similar to a thrilled 13-year-old youngster about this at the present time,” Beam, 34, says with a chuckle only a short time before his chance to share the stage on Oct. 14 with his music icon at the Boots and Mixes Blue grass Live performance in Ventura, California. “I’m attempting to remain cool about it, yet no doubt. We’re not something similar.”

He adds, “When you think down home music, Tim McGraw is one of the principal individuals you consider.”

However, maybe on the off chance that one digs somewhat more profound, these two could possibly have surprisingly similitudes, particularly as both have gone through their portion of promising and less promising times both by and by and expertly in the blue grass music industry.

“That is to say, before [Tim released] ‘Don’t Take the Young lady’ and ‘Indian Bandit,’ the person couldn’t get a break,” Beam, 34, considers McGraw’s initial vocation.

“He went through certain back and forth movements.” What’s more, in like that, Beam feels an association with him as he presently sits at a point in his own vocation where he also is attempting to place the impression he needs to leave on the class. “I attempt to make records like McGraw does,” makes sense of Beam.

“I mean you can put on a McGraw record, and you will turn that entire thing.”

Making such records is something Beam says he generally endeavors to do, while likewise conceding that there was a period he frequently neglected to follow his own instinct imaginatively.

“I was rarely that sure, you know?” Beam asks resoundingly. “Growing up riding streets and being a nation kid from Florida and afterward getting to where I’m in my profession… there were simply times when I was as, ‘I would rather not mess up or lose any of this’ by changing course. I think as a craftsman I’ve developed such a great amount throughout the long term.”

One illustration of that different heading can be clearly heard in Beam’s momentum single “Blessed Water,” a down home melody with a stone edge that has been starting off his live set lately.

“What compelled me love it was that you become hopelessly enamored with those characters that I’m singing about,” Beam makes sense of.  “The evangelist is definitely not a trouble maker. He just found out the latest doing nation s — . All in all, you actually pull for the person, you know?” The tune likewise addresses Beam’s own set of experiences.

“This tune truly brings me back,” he says of “Blessed Water,” the second single from Advanced education and a banger of a tune composed by Ashley Gorley, Tracker Phelps, Ben Johnson and Michael Solid. “There was this little white church that we grew up going to and my granddad grew up going to.

Around evening time, it’s dreadful. So that’s what I knew whether we shot a video, this was where we planned to go.”

What’s more, presently, as Beam proceeds to prepare new music, he cautions that he could keep on taking somewhat of an alternate street sonically.

“Both with Advanced education and what will be coming next will be not quite the same as what anyone’s heard. It won’t be some stunner all of a sudden however, you understand what I mean?” he tells Individuals with a smile. “I’m not doing a jazz collection!” By the by, Beam says he knows he’s making the best choice essentially by developing as a craftsman, and come Oct. 14, he anticipates showing that development in front of an audience.

Yet, when he strolls off, he will not go the distance. “I’ll remain to watch McGraw play,” he finishes up. “I never figured I would have a side stage pass to see McGraw, so I may very well exploit it.”