How Johnny Nash helped shape the music of Houston country artist Carl Ray

Houston Country Singer Carl Ray
Houston Country Singer Carl Ray (The Williams Group™)

HOUSTON – Houston Native, Carl Ray, has been making music as a way of bringing people together.

In his recordings, he mixes his country flair with his unique perspective of being one of the few successful black country artists.

Now, the Texas Southern University graduate is bringing a breath of fresh air and good vibes to country music with his new single, a version of Johnny Nash’s 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now.”

Singer-songwriter, Carl Ray, chats about his unique relationship with mentor and music legend, Johnny Nash. Ray is bringing a breath of fresh air and good vibes to country music with his new single, a version of Nash’s 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now.”
Singer-songwriter, Carl Ray, chats about his unique relationship with mentor and music legend, Johnny Nash. Ray is bringing a breath of fresh air and good vibes to country music with his new single, a version of Nash’s 1972 hit “I Can See Clearly Now.”

In the interview above, you can hear all about Ray’s special relationship with Nash and how he is paying homage to his musical hero, who died in 2020.

To connect with Carl Ray, click here.

Carl Ray’s music is available to download and stream on all digital services now.

You can listen to one of his previous singles in the video below.


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