I came across this photo of me with the super-talented Ray Stevens. This photo was taken when I taped his TV show a few years back. The show can now be seen Saturdays on PBS at 7 pm Central/8 PM Eastern.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Ray’s work and of course liked his Grammy-winning hit, “Everything Is Beautiful” but also his recording of “Mr. Businessman.”
My cousin, Drop and I, have been fans of his music for years and years and we used to test each other’s memory on his lyrics.
Ray is so talented, he got his first record deal with Capitol at age 18. Besides his singing, he’s also known for his session work, arrangements, producing, songwriting, and just about anything a person can do in the music business.
He opened a great new theater in Nashville, CabaRay, so if you’re making a trip to Nashville be sure you go see Ray performing there. There’s just too much to tell here about Ray Stevens but you can read more on his website www.RayStevens.com