Ray Stevens

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Ray Stevens
Nombre real Harold Ray Ragsdale
Género(s) country, pop, novelty
Instrumento(s) vocal, piano, teclado
Período de actividad 1958–presente
Discográfica(s) NRC, Mercury, Monument, Barnaby, Warner Bros., RCA, MCA, Curb, CBS, Janus
Sitio web RayStevens.com

Ray Stevens (nacido Harold Ray Ragsdale, el 24 de enero de 1939[1] ) es un cantante y compositor estadounidense de country y pop conocido por sus novelty songs.

Premios Grammy[editar]

Stevens ha estado nominado 11 veces a los premios Grammy y ha ganado dos: uno por "Everything Is Beautiful" y otro por los arreglos de su versión "country and western" del jazz standard "Misty" (1975). Stevens entra en el Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame en 1980 así como en el Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Otros premios[editar]

  • 1969: Gold Single — "Gitarzan"
  • 1970: Gold Single — "Everything Is Beautiful"
  • 1970: Grammy — "Everything Is Beautiful" (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance)
  • 1974: Gold Single — "The Streak"
  • 1975: Grammy — "Misty" (Best Arrangement of the Year)
  • 1980: Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • 1980: Georgia Music Hall of Fame
  • 1984: Gold Album — "He Thinks He's Ray Stevens"
  • 1985: Gold Album — "I Have Returned"
  • 1986: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1986: #1 Country Album Plaque from Billboard — "I Have Returned" (week ending March 15, 1986)
  • 1987: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1987: Platinum Album — "Greatest Hits"
  • 1987: Gold Album — "Greatest Hits, Volume Two"
  • 1988: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1989: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1990: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1990: Gold Album — "All-Time Greatest Comic Hits"
  • 1991: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1992: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1992: #1 Home Video Plaque from Billboard — "Comedy Video Classics"
  • 1992: Ten Times-Platinum Home Video — "Comedy Video Classics"
  • 1993: Billboard Home Video of the Year
  • 1993: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1993: Platinum Home Video — "Ray Stevens Live!"
  • 1994: Music City News Comedian of the Year
  • 1995: Platinum Home Video — "Get Serious!"
  • 1995: Country Weekly Golden Pick Award "Best Comedian"
  • 2001: Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2002: Gold Single — "Osama Yo' Mama"
  • 2009: Christian Music Hall of Fame

Discografía[editar]

Referencias[editar]

  • Roy, Don (1998). "Ray Stevens". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music, Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 507.

Enlaces externos[editar]