Michael Ray started off the week on the right foot Monday (June 4) with a performance of his new single "Get to You" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But that's not what had DeGeneres smiling.

Shortly after the performance, Ray and DeGeneres seemed to bond over their shared love of animals, as Ray filled the talk show in on his new charity Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals in Need. "We’re asking people to bring dog food, cat food, dog toys (to our shows)," Ray tells DeGeneres. "I partnered with Zappos for Good and founded an organization called Wrigley Cares after the dog I adopted in Chicago. Randomly, after a show, he went from living on the streets to being on the tour bus."

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Ray's Ellen performance is a perfect kick off of what is sure to be an eventful week surrounding the release of his second album, Amos, lovingly named after his grandfather.

"To say I'm excited that Amos is officially out would be an understatement," the newcomer says in a recent press release. "This album means so much to me personally because of the namesake and to finally be able to share these songs with fans is such a great feeling. Before the album was even out our fans were singing the words to so many of the new songs. It's incredible to see them share their personal stories of what each new song means after hearing it live. Watching our fans living and loving these songs is what it's all about."

Ray also performed on Good Morning America on Monday and has various performances scheduled in Nashville for CMA Fest throughout the upcoming week.

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