Ray Scott refers to two musicians. One is a contemporary country musician. The other was a rockabilly star from Indiana who produced classic rockabilly music in the 1950's, often with his band, the Demens or his other band, the Four Recorders. Ray Scott (Henry Raymond Scott) died in 1999.
The contemporary Ray Scott grew up outside of Semora, North Carolina. He was influenced by the farming community around him and by the country outlaw movement (Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson). Although these artists influenced him, he was influenced the most by his father Ray Sr. Ray knew early in his life that country music is what he wanted to do. He started his first band when he was only nineteen. The band fell apart shortly after it was created. Ray knew that he wanted to make music as more than just a hobby, so he moved to Atlanta to attend the Music Business Institute. After receiving an Associate's degree, he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. After starting another band, Ray moved to the country music capital of the world - Nashville, Tennessee. While there, Ray began writing songs for already famous artists such as Clay Walker and Randy Travis. After proving himself to the record companies, Ray finally signed with Warner Brothers. Under Warner Brothers, he released his first album "My Kind Of Music," which debuted high among the country music charts. Ray's new album has a main theme throughout - stay true to your roots.
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