B98.5 New Artist Spotlight: Brandon Ray
West Texas native Brandon Ray has been performing music for years. Starting at a young age he would perform songs for his family that he describes as horrible, but their encouragement pushed him forward to Nashville. His father had a deep love for legendary rockers like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Steely Dan, while his two brothers introduced him to the musical greats Metallica, Mellencamp and Nirvana. Ray’s mother kept a prominent force of country music throughout the household with the help of icons such as George Strait and Johnny Cash.
While his first love was baseball, he switched his focus to music when injury sidelined him. After arriving in Nashville, Brandon landed a publishing deal, toured playing guitar for Brett Eldredge and lent vocals to numerous demos for various publishers and songwriters…all while developing his own sound.
Hear his newest single, Second Thoughts, below.