Why Michael’s Ray’s second #1 may be sweeter than the first

ABC/Image Group LANow that “Think a Little Less” has made it to the top-three, Michael Ray seems poised to have the second #1 of his career. But the Eustis, Florida native believes he may be in a position to enjoy his success a little more this time.

“I had a lot going on [when] ‘Kiss You in the Morning’ was released… a radio tour, my first national morning show appearance on Good Morning America -- and my grandfather passing,” he recalls. “There were a lot of emotions at the same time. I wasn’t able to fully experience what was happening….”

When he considers the possibility of another #1, Michael can’t help but remember something his granddad taught him.

“My grandfather and dad always told me, ‘When you are climbing the ladder, stop on one of the rungs and see where you are -- and where you have been,’” he says. “I don’t want to take anything for granted or miss an opportunity to acknowledge how much this all means to me.”

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Kelsea Ballerini’s main squeeze Morgan Evans wants to "Kiss Somebody"

Kelsea Ballerini's main squeeze Morgan Evans wants to "Kiss Somebody"Warner Nashville/Robby KleinSo far, we’ve gotten to know Australian Morgan Evans mainly as Kelsea Ballerini’s fiancé, and through his mega-mashup covers of established hitmakers. But Friday, we’ll get our first taste of his own music, as Morgan releases his first single for Warner Nashville, titled “Kiss Somebody.”

On his socials, Morgan teases a special “prelude” video that’s coming as well. Inspired by the song’s lyric “sometimes you’ve got to kiss somebody in the back of a cab,” the new clip finds Morgan performing the tune in a vintage taxi, as he rides around Music City on a hot summer night.

As for the person Morgan happens to be kissing in real life, Kelsea has teased that the two definitely plan to make their union official before 2017 comes to a close.

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2 SLEEPS. #KissSomebody💋 pic.twitter.com/dJ8X1SGXtB

— Morgan Evans (@Morgan_Evans) July 19, 2017