MusicRow Magazine recently caught up with GRAMMY® Award-winning country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens for an exclusive interview profiling his storied career. The newly published article covers a variety of topics including Stevens' 60 years in music, his upcoming 80th birthday (Stevens turns 80 tomorrow), his CabaRay Showroom, new music and more. Read the full story HERE.
Multi-platinum selling Ray Stevens began his musical career in his home state of Georgia in the late 1950s. As one of the original pioneers of Music Row, Stevens moved to Nashville in the early 1960s where he formed a lifelong friendship with Chet Atkins, produced Dolly Parton, recorded with Waylon Jennings and played on sessions with Elvis Presley. As a recording artist, Stevens has released more than 50 albums that spawned over 30 hit songs and sold millions of copies along the way. Stevens' long list of hits includes "Everything is Beautiful," "The Streak," "Turn Your Radio On," "It's Me Again, Margaret," "Mississippi Squirrel Revival," "Gitarzan," "Misty," "Shriner's Convention," "Mr. Businessman," and many more. Stevens penned many of his own tunes which earned him an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980.
Last summer, Stevens' legacy was cemented into the history of Nashville when he received his very own star on the Music City Walk of Fame.
About Ray Stevens
Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with 60 years of comedic musical talent, including songs such as his multi-million selling hit "The Streak" and his classic pop standard "Everything Is Beautiful." Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums and continues daily office operations at his home base, Ray Stevens Music, located on Nashville's historic Music Row. Stevens hosts Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville, a 30-minute weekly music/talk show airing on RFD-TV and Public Television. The music legend recently opened his very own Nashville entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom, a 35,000 square foot music venue where Stevens performs weekly live concerts. For more information on Ray Stevens, visit raystevens.com.