All songs were written or co-written by Ray who is joined by some of the top musicians in Bluegrass music including: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Marty Raybon, Lou Reid, Darrell Webb, Grasstowne, Jeanette Williams, Nu-Blu, and more.
PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER is part of the new SAGE BRUSH MUSIC / RURAL RHYTHM RECORDS Songwriters Album projects.
Ray is a two-time World Champion Banjo Player. He has toured and recorded for over thirty years with the likes of Randy Travis, Tom T. Hall, Jeanie C. Riley, Ed Bruce, Lynn Anderson, Sammy Kershaw and many more. Ray’s songs have been recorded by George Jones, Tom T. Hall and others.
Tracks on PORTRAIT OF A BLUEGRASS SONGWRITER include:
01 Hard Rock Mountain Prison (Til I Die) – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
02 When The Love We Have Is Gone – Darrell Webb Band
03 Blue Ridge Mountain Snow – Nu-Blu
04 Heartbreak Hall Of Fame – Monroeville
05 I’ll Be Over You – Carolina Road
06 Windy Ridge – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain
07 My Name Is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?) – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain (with Marty Raybon, Darrell Webb, Lou Reid, and Russell Moore)
08 Blue Ridge Blue – Jeanette Williams
09 Old Streamboats And Trains – Grasstowne
10 Getting’ Me Some Gone – Special Consensus
11 Where My Darlin’ Waits For Me – Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain (with Don Rigsby)
12 Will I Stand On The Rock Of Ages – Keith Pyrtle and Ray Edwards