Frank Ray


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Frank Ray is starting to see his music career take off after risking his day-to-day job to form a band in his hometown.

In 2017, the singer/songwriter from Las Cruces, New Mexico, walked away from his steady decade-long position as a police officer to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a country artist. He eventually decided to move to Nashville to embark on his musical journey full-time. And, while his band stayed behind, Ray has continued to move forward as a solo act.

After making the rounds on Nashville’s music scene with his manager Oscar Chavira, Ray released a version of “Tequila Mockingbird.” The track caught the attention of several music executives, including his current label home BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records. In June of 2021, Ray released his debut single, “Streetlights,” which pays tribute to his Hispanic heritage with Latin percussion, a distinctive horn break, and fresh bilingual lyrics.

Ray’s most recent single, “Country’d Look Good On You,” penned by Cole Taylor, Derek George, Monty Criswell, and Taylor Phillips, has, meanwhile, earned the title of being the most added song on country radio by a new artist (by impact day) in 2021. Ray, who has no intention of slowing down, also made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday (Nov. 6) and has plans to release more music in the coming months.

Ray, who has shared stages with artists like Kane BrownLuke BryanKip Moore, and Old Dominion, caught up with Country Now to talk about his music, journey as an artist, upcoming shows, and more.