Thursday, June 22, 2023



The “Country Renegade” (PEOPLE Magazine)
reminisces on love and fidelity in self-reflective new track:
“This is a ‘Don’t F it Up’ song”

Ray Scott follows his May 31 single “Ripples” with “Hey Fool,” a new track out June 30 at digital streaming platforms.

Known for his “painstakingly crafted” lyrics and stories ”that match his top-shelf vocals” (Billboard), Scott penned “Hey Fool” as a cautionary tale about love, loyalty, and loss, told from the perspective of someone who’s lived the consequences.

“We all make mistakes… we all ‘F it up’ sometimes,” says Scott. “This is a ‘Don't F it up’ song, told by an authority on the subject. I think most can relate… from either side.”

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“Hey Fool” and “Ripples” follow Scott’s 10th studio album, Wrong Songs: Musings From The Shallow End (3.31), a satirical collection of irreverent, high-energy honky-tonk tunes.

While hilariously “shallow,” the album sits atop a deep foundation of hard-earned country music cred. An independent artist with a “fathoms-deep singing voice and wicked songwriting wit” (Rolling Stone), Scott co-wrote Clay Walker's 2003 hit "A Few Questions" and Randy Travis' "Pray for the Fish” before releasing his 2005 debut album, My Kind of Music.

His 2021 album Cover The Earth — hailed as “the kind of country that reaches inside your heart and gives it a two fisted squeeze” by American Songwriter — plumbed the depths of personal pain and family history.

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