Stephen Ray Mariucci is an American Country music artist. He is a California and Midwest raised musician who currently resides in San Diego, California. His first country 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 goes beyond the core principles of what it means to be an American and inspires anyone who may be starting a new adventure in their lives. The song was also featured on an NFL Football highlight reel spot aired on national television (NFL Network). His follow-up single, released in 2017 is called “Liking Your Style” and is an upbeat pop country song. A music video for the song features nearly 70 people across the country taking selfie-videos singing along to the song! His latest release, Things I've Never Done, is a ballad co-written with NFL Football coach Norv Turner and was also featured on Sirius Radio, NFL Network and other major sports outlets.
Stephen Ray recently announced (here) that he is currently recording a full length album called California Country. It is set to release July 19th of 2018.
His music style is driven from his liking of the pop country music genre, his writing style and lifestyle which he's begun to coin as "California Country". Prior to his country music endeavors, Stephen toured and performed for many years (Warped Tour, BFD Music Festival, etc.) playing lead guitar and singing backup vocals in a pop rock band. He performed with acts such as Smash Mouth, Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte and more. His previous bands music has also been featured on major television networks such as MTV, CBS Sports, NFL Network and more. "I'm An American" and "Things I've Never Done", Stephen Ray originals, were featured on the NFL Network.
Stephen Ray's music is available to download and stream on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music and other digital music outlets. Videos can also be seen here: https://youtu.be/ek-YLra-M2U
Follow Stephen Ray on Instagram @StephenRayMusic for photos and updates on music and more behind the scenes content.