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Hank Williams Jr. Is Now The Owner Of A Ray Stephenson Original Painting

May 28, 2019

Bocephus is now the owner of a Ray Stephenson painting! Commissioned by Sam Williams, the painting was a gift for his Dad's 70th Birthday.  Click "See More" to see a picture of Hank and Sam with the painting!

Kenny Chesney‘s  Live In No Shoes Nation, has been certified PLATINUM!

August 05, 2018

Kenny Chesney‘s double CD live set, Live In No Shoes Nation, has been certified Platinum. Includes favorites and rare gems as well, from “Hemingway’s Whiskey” and Bruce Springsteen’s “One Step Up” to “Guitars, Tiki Bars” and “Boston.”

Ray Returns To The Bluebird On November 19

November 06, 2016

Ray will be performing at the Bluebird Cafe with Amanda Williams, Scott Southworth, and Peter McVeigh on November 19 at 6:30PM!  Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14 at 8AM CST. Bar and Pew Seats are not reserved in advance and will be available on a first come/ first served basis when the doors open. Get your tickets here!

Host Your Own Backstage Nashville Experience

September 18, 2016

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Songwriter Ray Stephenson Exhibits Paintings At Bluebird Café

May 20, 2016

The Bluebird Café has installed a new art exhibit featuring the work of Nashville songwriter Ray Stephenson. The exhibit features his paintings of legendary songwriters, both past and present.

Ray's Painting Hangs In Willie Nelson's Home Studio!

February 25, 2016

Willie Nelson posted a personal photo on social media featuring Willie playing Trigger (his guitar) in front of a Ray Stephenson original painting.  It's caption reads: "Willie took Trigger for a ride on his day off." 

My Favorite Picture Of You Wins GRAMMY 'Best Folk Album' Award!

January 26, 2014

Guy Clark's My Favorite Picture of You  won 'Best Folk Album' at this year's GRAMMY Awards.  The album features two Ray Stephenson songs: "Heroes" (Cambell/Clark/Stephenson) and "Rain In Durango" (Camp/Clark/Stephenson).

Stephenson Featured In Southwest Georgia Living Magazine

September 15, 2014

A rare creative soul, Ray Stephenson developed talents at any early age.  He has an ability to create in more than one genre - sometimes with just a guitar, sometimes with his band, and sometimes with a paintbrush.

Ray Stephenson's Art & Music Featured in Nashville Arts Magazine

August 20, 2014

"I think all the time I spent with Guy (Clark) has really rubbed off on me," Ray Stephenson the poet/painter/songwriter, marvels.  "He's taught me more about how to be myself as an artist than anyone. I couldn't think of a better mentor."

Ray Stephenson Helps Raise $200,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank at the Harvest Moon Ball

November 01, 2014

Ray Stephenson helped the Middle Tennessee Second Harvest Food Bank raise $200,000 at this year's Harvest Moon Ball!  Ray and his band performed all night long surrounded by Ray's artwork at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  All paintings sold that night helped benefit the wonderful organization.

"Honky Tonk Road" Featured on Wade Bowen's Self-Titled Album

October 28, 2014

"Honky Tonk Road" (written by Ray Stephenson & Bob Dipero) is featured on Wade Bowen's new self-titled album, which is in stores now!  Be sure to pick up your copy today.

​Ray Stephenson, Buddy Owens & Gord Bamford are the 2013 Canadian CMA "Songwriters of the Year"

September 09, 2013

Ray Stephenson, Buddy Owens, and Gord Bamford took home the 2013 Songwriters of the Year Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards.  "Leaning On A Lonesome Song" also won the award for "Single of the Year" and "Video of the Year"!  

This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark Receives Americana Album of the Year Award!

December 01, 2012

This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark won 'Best Americana Album' at the 2012 Americana Music Awards!  The album includes recordings of "Homeless" (written by Clark & Stephenson and performed by Shawn Camp), "Magdalane' (written by Clark & Stephenson and performed by Joe Ely, and "Hemingway's Whiskey" (written by Campbell/Clark/Stephenson and performed by Kris Kristofferson).

"Leaning on a Lonesome" Song Is #1 in Canada

July 10, 2012

"Leaning on a Lonesome Song" by Gord Bamford went #1 on the Canadian Country music charts for 5 weeks!  The song was written by Gord Bamford, Buddy Owens, and Ray Stephenson!

Kris Kristofferson Records "Hemingway's Whiskey"

November 22, 2011

Kris Kristofferson recorded"Hemingway's Whiskey" (written by Guy Clark, Joe Leathers, and Ray Stephenson) for the Guy Clark tribute album titled "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark."

Hemingway's Whiskey Certified Platinum​​​

September 24, 2011

Kenny Chesney's album Hemingway’s Whiskey debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling approximately 183,000 units in its first week, and has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA.  The album features "Hemingway's Whiskey," a song written by Guy Clark, Joe Leathers, & Ray Stephenson.

Red River Blue Certified Platinum

July 12, 2011

Blake Shelton's Red River Blue has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million copies. This gives Shelton his first platinum certification for an album. The title track, "Red River Blue," is performed by Shelton & Miranda Lambert and was written by Buddy Owens & Ray Stephenson.

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & John Anderson record "Willie's Guitar"

May 15, 2007

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & John Anderson have all recorded "Willie's Guitar" (written by John Phillips and Ray Stephenson).  The song is featured on John Anderson's Easy Money album.

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