Yesterday, I had an opportunity to listen to Ray Scott. Where has this man been hiding! After listening to “Ain’t Always Thirsty,” from his self-titled album, I was off looking for more songs from this country artist! Visit his web site, and have a listen for yourself. This is Ray’s third independent album, and it was produced by Grammy nominated producer David Brainard.
His debut album, My Kind of Music, was released in 2005. The first single from that album made it into the top 40, but, according to his web site, “a combination of label politics and radio’s reluctance to embrace his fresh approach to country traditions had him off the label less than two years later. But a funny thing happened on the way to post-label obscurity – a level of success many major label artists might envy.” Whatever happened back then, I’m glad Ray Scott did not stay gone! He sings real country music.
Ray is from North Carolina and has been playing in bands since he was 19. His first album sold more than 100,000 copies, and he has been releasing great music ever since. “Ain’t Always Thirsty” is a ballad that showcases his talents as a songwriter. Hope you will all listen to this great song, and let me know what you think. It always amazes me that this kind of music is out there, but we aren’t hearing it on the radio!
Check out Ray’s web site, and visit his Facebook page (remember to “Like” it while you are there). You can also follow him on Twitter @RayalityCheck. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.