Last Thursday, May 30, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the upcoming induction of Country Music Hall of Fame Member Elect Ray Stevens with a special luncheon honoring him in the museum's CMA Theater.
Photo ID left to right - back row: Ben Surratt (Ray Stevens Music), Andy Firkus (Ray Stevens Music),
Buddy Kalb (Ray Stevens Music), Katie Gillon (Ray Stevens Music), Don Murry Grubbs (Absolute Publicity)
Middle row: BJ Ladd (Ray Stevens Music), Stephanie Orr (Country Wired), Lisa Guglielmo (Ray Stevens Music)
Front row: Hayden Oothout (Ray Stevens Music), Kyle Young (CMHoF), Ray Stevens, Timi Oothout
Photo credit: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
During the luncheon, Stevens shared this sentiment about his upcoming induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, "I tell you friends, it don't get no better than this."
In October of this year, Stevens, along with Jerry Bradley and Brooks & Dunn, will be formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with 60 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. Today, Stevens hosts Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville, a 30-minute weekly music/talk show airing on Public Television.
The music legend recently opened his very own Nashville entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom, a 35,000 square foot music venue where Stevens performs weekly live concerts.