Ray Scott Is Drinking Away His Sorrows With His New Single “Ain’t Always Thirsty”

Critically acclaimed Ray Scott recently released the sobering single, “Ain’t Always Thirsty,” from his newest CD, Ray Scott. The tune was co-written with Mark Stephen Jones and appears on Ray’s self-titled album, which is emotional and influenced by a painful divorce and self-reflection. “Ain’t Always Thirsty is now available for download via iTunes and Amazon.

‘Thirsty’ made me take a hard look at the mistakes I’ve made in my life; writing it was therapeutic,” says Ray Scott.  “I look forward to sharing this with radio and my fans as I think it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever written. It came from real pain. It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, but it paints a picture that’s real and the music and melodies are the ones I grew up on— it’s the music that I am drawn to as a fan and as a recording artist.”

The track enjoyed an early welcome from fans across the country during its debut on Sirius XM’s “The Highway” last month.

Dozens — maybe even hundreds — of songs have been written about drowning your sorrows in a bottle of whiskey. Scott’s chorus stands up as an original.” – Taste of Country Critic’s Pick

Despite a fathoms-deep singing voice and wicked songwriting wit, Scott doesn’t often get the credit he deserves. But somebody should at least buy the country traditionalist a cold one or two for penning the boozing song of the year. With so many drinking tunes on the market, it’s hard to stand apart from the six-pack, but Scott turns in a clever ode to suds that is far from your regular domestic light draught.” – Rolling Stone Country

The song takes a look back at classic country’s sad drinking songs, with the alcohol consumption having more to do with sadness and self-medication than the partying. Scott worked with director Blake Judd, who has also worked with Kristian Bush and Blackberry Smoke, to match the nature of the video to the song.

The video for the song was primarily filmed in a dark motel room in East Nashville, Tennessee, and Scott says that the serious subject matter was a bit more difficult to film than his previous videos.

Check out the video for “Ain’t Always Thirsty” here:


For more information on Ray Scott, visit: rayscott.com


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