Who is Ray Gibson? Social media’s favourite independent Canadian Country girl. With over 46,000 followers on both Instagram and Twitter, and over 780,000 views on Youtube, you could say the online world has all eyes on her. In 2013 she even caught the attention of Country superstars Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay, Chase Rice as well as budding country star, Chris Lane. This year the light continues to shine bright on Ray as she has been recognized for talent across the country being chosen as Top 6 in the CCMA Discovery Program and Top 8 for the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Contest.
Ray has performed over 60 shows in BC during the last couple of years, including a recent after-party in Kamloops for country stars Florida-Georgia Line. She has also shared the stage with Aaron Pritchett, Tyler Ward and Wes Mack. Her shows are energetic, while many describe her vocals as so powerful as to deliver goosebumps.
Ray showed signs of her musical talent, early when she played songs by ear on the piano at the age of three. When she picked up a guitar at age 15, the same thing happened. After mastering guitar, ukulele, banjo and mandolin were to follow, but for Ray, it’s her vocals that shine.
Ray has just completed her new FACTOR Funded EP Produced by some of Canada’s top names including Jeff Johnson, Carly McKillip, Tom McKillip and Jordan Oorebeek. Together this EP is a fresh sound for Ray that showcases her diverse ability and musical influences. Her debut single In Your Kiss went live across Canadian Country radio September 14, 2015 with the full EP release out to iTunes around the globe October 12, 2015.