Rolling Stone Magazine has named him as one of 10 artists you need to know. This former police officer of 10 years left his full time job to pursue his passion as a country music singer. Leaving behind a stable career, he shares his talent with the world with what he calls the beginning of a Latino country movement. His solo debut EP “Different Kind Of Country” was released July of 2017 and his first single “Every Time You Run” broke top 10 of the Texas Country Radio charts and is currently sitting at #9. Ray has shared the stage with greats such as Keith Urban, Granger Smith, Josh Turner, Eli Young Band and the list goes on and on. Frank Ray grew up in San Antonio Texas but currently resides in Las Cruces, NM. Surrounded by the farm lands of New Mexico Ray’s inspiration to his song and EP titled “Different Kind Of Country” came from the Hispanic immigrant experience in America. He sings about the cherished values in Country Music including family, hard work, and the positive impact immigrant labor has in America’s agriculture. Only having known the band a few days, Frank Ray recorded his EP at world renowned Sonic Ranch Studios. The EP was produced and recorded in only two days. “There was instant chemistry the moment the band and I started jamming. It only took a couple of run throughs before we hit the record button.” says Ray. Since then the band has been hitting the road all over the United States from New York to Nevada. You can see all of the hard work, struggles and behind the scenes if you follow him on social media. He has taken social media by storm and has grown a massive following in just a short time. Changing the game, he vlogs every time he hits the road. Every episode is raw, from emotional struggles to high energy performances, Ray shows it all. You can clearly see the passion and dedication Ray and his band have for the project. “It’s a way for me to connect with the fans on a personal level sharing adventures on the road from heartfelt moments to funny conversations. The game is changing with how social media helps an artist develop and it is amazing to see what it has done for us so far.” says Ray.
With his first single topping the charts shortly after its release Ray doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. This is only the beginning.