About RayRay enjoys singing a lot of Dolly Parton songs and often says, tongue in cheek, that he wishes she would sing just one of his. Among those who have influenced him are Vince Gil, George Jones, and Merle Haggard. He once met T. Graham Brown in Terrell, TX, just after he had recorded, "Wine Into Water". He recalls that he was a big old boy and did his show that night with no shoes on, Ha!
Most of all though, Ray was influnced by Phil Driscoll. Ray rededicated his life to the Lord in 1983, overlooking Phil's concert in a football stadium in Oklahoma City. Ray recalls that it was the 4th of July, fireworks were going off and Phill was playing his trumpet with a 300 member choir. It was a time to remember! From that moment on Ray's life has not been the same. Thank you JESUS!
Ray singing "Go Rest On High" at Lonesome Dove Ranch in Grapevine, TX
"Oh, How She Loves Jesus", a song I wrote for my friend in Norway, Monica Waade.
Ray and Dylan Sneed at a coffee house in Dallas, TX.