Ray Stevens


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Ray Stevens loves to tell the stories about how some of his hit records came about such as "Everything Is Beautiful" and "The Streak."  Equally interesting are the stories of how he came up playing in school bands and how his passion for music grew and developed over the years.  Ray recorded many of his own songs to great success, while others have been recorded by other artists.  His own version of the novelty song "Ahab the Arab" was his first big hit, the beginning of a long and successful career in music. Ray is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and was just inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2022.