Michael Ray Opens Up About Anxiety And How It Affected His Fans 

Posted: 6:51 am Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

By MelissaOnK923

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LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 15: Michael Ray attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Anxiety is something many people face, but not many people talk about. Michael Ray says opening up about his battle with anxiety has strengthened his relationship with his fans. “I woke up one day and it was like this voice in my head went, ‘You need to say something, it’s your job to say something,'” Ray tells Taste of Country. “…I think you knock down that fourth wall until everybody goes, “Hey, this is real. We’re all going through the same stuff.’” Ray goes on to explain that his anxiety was triggered when his parents divorced when he was 8 years old. “I held everything into where on the outside everybody thinks everything’s cool, and it wasn’t,” he notes.