Tune in to KBEC on
Thursday, January 7th, at 7pm for avery special Live In Texas with Kayla Ray!
Kayla Ray is a young Texas Native who delivers country music with rawness and honesty. Her music is polished by her feminine sass and bright smile. While she was raised solely by worldly experience and heartache, Kayla has had the incredible ability to overcome any circumstance. The fire this ability has built inside of her rings loud and clear in her genuine delivery of pure country music. She has surrounded herself with music from our past; growing up she poured over the work of country music giants such as: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson. Although the influence of these artists is prominent in her strong delivery and original lyrics, she has developed a truly unique and captivating style that is all her own. She is very proud and “blessed” as she puts it, to have had the opportunities that she has had thus far in her music career.
In 2011, Kayla released an EP titled “Girl in the Band”. This EP featured five of Kayla’s original songs. In August 2014, Kayla released her first full length album “Love and Liquor”. This album features country music, the kind that sticks to your ribs, songs of life, loss, and heartache. Kayla is very proud of this effort which was produced by the amazingly talented Jason Eady. A first single “South Side of Town”, which hit radio on March 30th of this year.
Kayla is currently busy burning down the highways, playing any and everywhere she can. She has opened many shows for various acts such as Deryl Dodd, Doug Stone, Whiskey Meyers, Dustin Lynch, Easton Corbin and Bonnie Bishop, Jason Eady, Charla Corn, Kevin Fowler, James Hand, as well as headlining many of her own concerts.