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RAY SCOTT PARTNERS WITH TEAM COCKTAIL

COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST RAY SCOTT
PARTNERS WITH TEAM COCKTAIL 

TO LAUNCH SIGNATURE APPAREL, GLASSWARE AND MORE

The Ray Scott Collection Available May 2015 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2015)—National and international country recording artistRay Scott (deciBel Nashville) has partnered with Team Cocktail to create a personal line of signature swag which includes apparel, adult beverage accessories and specialty home décor items.  The unveiling of the Ray Scott Collection is scheduled for May 01, 2015 and will be available for purchase at various retail locations across the country, online (at RayScottCollection.com) and all Ray Scott concert events.
The Ray Scott Collection is complete with men and women’s T-shirts, glassware, koozies and specialty signs branded with Ray’s witticisms surrounding libations such as “I Used To Be A Heavy Drinker, But I Lost Weight,” “Everybody’s Hot When The Beer Is Cold,” and “I Ain’t Always Thirsty When I Drink.”
“We are very excited to partner with Ray to launch the Ray Scott Collection–our first celebrity/recording artist collaboration in which we will release an entire line of signature merchandise,” noted Lyndsey Higgins, Team Cocktail’s co-founder“Ray is the perfect artist for this collaboration.  His personality and songs speak to what Team Cocktail is all about; good times and cold drinks!”
In early celebration and anticipation of the collection’s launch, Ray unveiled the
Ray Scott Collection last month at the 30th Annual Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show—the biggest event for professionals in the bar, nightclub, restaurant, beverage and hospitality industries.
“This collaborative effort has been a whole lot of fun. The folks at Team Cocktail have been open to any ideas we seem to conjure up,” Scott said.  “Nowadays, an artist needs to be creative outside the studio to be successful. This collection is the perfect extension of my music and a translation of my sense of humor, and it’s fun for the fans too.”  
Ray is on a roll with his latest single; “Ain’t Always Thirsty” (from RAY SCOTT/co-written with Mark Stephen Jones) was released to country radio nationwide in March and has met with early applause from country music enthusiasts. The track debuted on SiriusXM’s The Highway and the corresponding music video premiered onRollingStone.com.  Ray showcased the tune live on Mornings With Storme Warren/SiriusXM, The Highway (April 9, 2015) and he will perform the song when he takes the stage on The Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturday, May 2, 2015 (appearing on the Opry for his 44th time).
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World Premiere “Ain’t Always Thirsty” Official Ray Scott Music Video

“Watch Ray Scott Drink Away the Pain in Gritty New Video”

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For the last few weeks, Ray Scott has been premiering a series of performance videos on Rolling Stone Country that highlight his traditional country influences. All of them, from his interpretation of Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me” to Billy Joe Shaver’s “Live Forever,” have set the stage for his own new single, “Ain’t Always Thirsty.” A slice of classic country, the song is a dyed-in-the-wool drinkin’ tune — but one where booze is used as medication, not recreation. To match the despair of the lyrics, Scott and director Blake Judd knew they needed an unconventional video. (Watch the premiere.)

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-ray-scott-drink-away-the-pain-in-gritty-new-video-20150323#ixzz3VE3pekP4

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Ray Scott is a rare find in Country music today.

Ray’s songs captivate audiences through his honest, authentic lyrics, often punctuated with his signature wit and turn of a phrase. On his latest album, Ray Scott, the acclaimed Country storyteller is at the top of his game. Critics praise the album and it was no surprise when Rolling Stone Country placed the album’s first radio hit, “Drinkin’ Beer,” on their “Top 25 Country Songs of 2014” at number 18.

Ray’s songs, along with his instantly recognizable voice, prove Country music will never go out of style. “The good news is, the kind of music I’m making now is not age-specific. I’m not out there wiggling my ass for anybody, so it’s about telling stories, making people smile and making them feel something.”

For many, Ray needs no introduction. His first album, My Kind Of Music, was released in 2005 and the title track quickly became a Top 40 hit. Since then Ray has released three independent albums and has found success touring with songs like his hit “Those Jeans” and “Drinkin’ Beer.” Ray is the only independent artist in the GAC Hall of Fame and his style of traditional country music has also earned him a strong following in Europe. “Drinkin’ Beer” was the #1 Song of 2014 on the United Kingdom’s Hot Disc chart.

Ray’s current radio single, “Ain’t Always Thirsty,” is a true story, written from a low point in Ray’s life after a divorce and a lot of self-reflection.

 “The song is very beautiful yet dark and painful, with no glimmer of hope. It’s classic country in every way,” says Blake Judd, who directed the music video.

“Country music used to sound like this in a lot of places,” adds Ray. “It’s slow song, a sad song and it’s based on reality. It’s not up-tempo and positive, and not at all formulaic like a lot of what you hear on mainstream radio.

 “It’s exciting to me that it has an opportunity to be heard by people who will instantly recognize it as something that has been missing.”

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