Nashville, Tenn. (July 10, 2014) – Country music’s legendary master of comedy, RAY STEVENS, is set to be spotlighted by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum (CM HOF) with a special Songwriter Session. Stevens’ Songwriter Session will be held in the CM HOF’s FordTheater on Saturday, July 19 at 11:30 AM. During the 45 minute program, Stevens will perform several of his hit songs and will discuss his storied career.
“I’m sincerely honored to be asked to be a part of this special program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and to join the company of all the great songwriters who have appeared there before me,” says Stevens.
Stevens, a GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, musician, and comedian wrote his hits “Ahab The Arab,” “Everything Is Beautiful,” “Gitarzan,” “Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills,” “Shriner’s Convention” and “The Streak.” He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980.
Immediately following the program, Stevens will sign copies of his new memoir, Ray Stevens’ Nashville, in the Museum Store.
PROGRAM ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission or Museum membership. For more information on obtaining a program pass or members-only advance reservation:
About Ray Stevens
Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with over 50 years of comedic musical talent, including songs such as his multi-million selling hit “The Streak” and his classic pop standard “Everything Is Beautiful.” Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums and continues daily office operations at his home base, Ray Stevens Music / Clyde Records, located on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Stevens has released a number of video collections and CDs throughout the years, including his most recent in 2012, The Encyclopedia of Recorded Comedy Music.
About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
*Photo Courtesy of Ray Stevens Music