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6 Reasons We're Wild About Michael Ray

He had us ready to pack our bags with his hit song, "Run Away With You," but there are plenty more reasons why we're going crazy for country crooner Michael Ray. Here are our top six.

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He looks great on camera!


And how! In addition to his smooth voice, Michael is pretty easy on the eyes. Plus, the cameras (and singing competitions) love him! In 2006 he was a finalist in the state and regional competition for the final cast for the fifth season of USA Network's Nashville Star and caught his big break in 2012 as the winner of The CW's reality series The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep.

He loves his hometown.


The proud Eustis, Florida, native adores his roots in the Sunshine State, where he always returns to pal around with friends and family at the beach or in the water when he's not on the road.

He's inked.


Tattoos make a big statement, and Michael doesn't shy away from playing it loud—onstage and off! From the old school microphone on his forearm to the full-sleeve tribal tat on his other arm, he's inked and ready to play.