Ray Stevens Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Family

He is 81 years old and was born in Clarkdale.

Ray Stevens

Do you know Who is Ray Stevens?

Ray Stevens is a country and pop music singer and songwriter from the United States of America. Ray Stevens is also a stand-up comedian. He is best known for his Grammy-winning albums “Everything Is Beautiful” and “Misty,” as well as his comedic hits “Gitarzan” and “The Streak.”

Quick Facts: Ray Stevens

Full Name:Ray Stevens
Age:83 years
Birthday:24 Jan, 1939
Birthplace:Clarkdale, GeorgiaUSA
Wife:Penny Jackson
Net Worth:$15 million dollars
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Comedian
Sibling:John Ragsdale

Ray Stevens: Early Life and Family

Ray Stevens, also known as Harold Ray Ragsdale, was born on January 24, 1939. He was born in Clarkdale, Georgia, the United States, a small cotton mill town twenty miles north of Atlanta, at the age of 81. Ray Stevens majored in music at Georgia State University after graduating from high school.

Ray’s mother’s name is Frances Stephens Ragsdale, and his father’s name is Willis Harold Ragsdale, to name a few family members. He also has an actor/writer brother named John Ragsdale.

Professional Career

Ray Stevens’ early influences came from the radio and jukebox at the village swimming pool, where he and most of the other kids spent their summers. Radio stations were extremely diverse back then, broadcasting music of all genres. Ray was exposed to a wide variety of music as a result of this, as well as the records played by the jukebox.
Ray became interested in music when he was seven years old and began taking piano lessons. By the time Ray was a teenager in Albany, Georgia, he had absorbed many of the great Southern musical influences. He dabbled in a variety of styles, from country to rhythm and blues.
Ray started singing and playing piano in a band called the Barons when he was fifteen, and they performed all over the area for the American Legion, the Elks, private parties, and whatever else came up.
He accomplished this at the now-legendary RCA “B” studio. During this trip, he met Chet Atkins, the A&R director for RCA. They became lifelong pals. Ray’s first single was a big hit in Atlanta.
Ray Stevens soon after left Prep Records for Capitol. Capitol is its parent company. In 1958, Ray Stevens recorded some songs for Capitol Records. During this time, Bill Lowery founded the National Recording Corporation (NRC).
NRC had a small studio that wasn’t particularly cutting-edge, but it was adequate for practice and recording. Ray, Jerry Reed, and Joe South, to name a few, appeared on a daily basis, bugging the engineer to let them record.

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