Carl Ray has just the country music flair we’ve all come to love and appreciate in the tradition of great country music. This singer, song writer, likened to Vince Gill for his tenor appeal, has made a great impact on the country music scene with his incredible talent, handsome smile, dynamic personality and hypnotic voice. Ray has shared billing on the main stage of the Tulsa State Fair with Wade Hayes and Hank Thompson and Jr. Brown and performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic. Carl Ray has recorded with Johnny Nash and Brook Benton and Joined forces with Honky Tonk crooner David Ball on “Text Book Case On What Not To Do” . He has been interviewed by the Associated Press, Billboard Magazine, US News and World Report, Legacy Magazine, Green Card Magazine from Paris, France, Richmond Times Dispatch, Denver Post, The Rolling Stones Magazine and countless other print media as well as major Cyberzines.
Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than B.J. Thomas. With his smooth, rich voice and unerring song sense, Thomas’s expansive career crossed multiple genres, including country, pop, and gospel, earning him CMA, Dove, and Grammy awards and nominations since his emergence in the 1960s.
Carl Ray’s New Single “I Can See Clearly Now” Available Now With Exclusive Premiere By Nashville.com
Country music singer/songwriter Carl Ray’s latest single, “I Can See Clearly Now” serves as a breath of fresh air and hope while remaining true to the classic masterpiece originally sung by his mentor, Johnny Nash. During their friendship, Nash and Ray agreed that they would one day record a record together. Turning back the hands of time to fulfill this promise, Ray found the inspiration to pay homage to his musical hero after Nash’s passing in 2020 while witnessing the hardships the world has faced over the last year. Ray’s upbeat version of this classic is a true sensation that delicately weaves new life into the storyline. The tune is laced with his tenor appeal which has been often compared to Nash. Ray’s rendition of “I Can See Clearly Now” single will surely become a household favorite once again, having us all singing, dancing, and looking past obstacles to dream a brand new dream for our world.
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member K.T. Oslin has passed away at age 78. Some of her most legendary hits include, “Hold Me,” “Do Ya’,” “Come Next Monday,” “I’ll Always Come Back,” “80’s Ladies” and more. As a songwriter, Oslin’s songs we recorded by artists such as Gail Davies, The Judds, Dottie West, Judy Rodman, and Sissy Spacek.
Country music singer/songwriter Carl Ray’s latest single “I Stand With This Country” is quickly becoming a fan favorite offering hope and unity to listeners near and far. Carl Ray puts his God-given talents to good use, echoing prosperity and comfort to bring fans together with distinguished lyrics and heartfelt emotion. Each and every one of us deals with strife in various ways, but it takes that one song to come along and heal us all the same. “I Stand With This Country” is available to download and stream on all digital services now!