CALIFORNIA BORN, AMERICAN RAISED.
Stephen Ray is a country music artist who lives in San Diego, California. Though raised in parts of Wisconsin, Michigan and California, Stephen brings a unique sound to country music. He has performed with artists such as CMA and ACM Award-winners Chris Janson and Parmalee, and his music has been featured on all major streaming networks as well national television including the NFL Network, MTV, CBS Sports, and more. His eleven song album, California Country, was released in 2018 and a follow up single, Fast Lane, was released in 2019.
The album’s first single, "I'm an American" was inspired by a friend who enlisted in the U.S Navy. The song is an uplifting and inspiring ballad that elevates the core principles of what it means to be an American and inspires anyone who may be starting a new adventure in their lives. “Liking Your Style” and “Home Team” are additional fan favorites from the record and are upbeat pop country songs that have seen high praise and streams across digital outlets. A music video for Liking Your Style features 100 people across the country taking selfie-videos singing along.
Remember your roots.
Prior to his country music endeavors, Stephen toured and performed for many years playing lead guitar and singing backup vocals in a rock band with his brother. He has performed with acts such as Smash Mouth, Good Charlotte, Gym Class Heroes and more.
By age 14, he had performed on the Van’s Warped Tour and played in the iconic Los Angeles venue, Whisky a Go Go.
Stephen Ray's music, including his latest single FAST LANE, is available to download and stream on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and other digital music outlets.
In 2019, Stephen plans to release new music and continue performing across the West Coast and beyond.
Follow Stephen Ray on Instagram @StephenRayMusic for photos and updates on music and more behind the scenes content.