Ray Stevens | Photo Credit: Angela Talley
Legendary singer-songwriter Ray Stevens has been revealed as a 2022 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Stevens will enter on November 22 during a formal induction ceremony at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. He’ll be inducted alongside Vince Gill, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Don McClean, engineer George Massenburg and producer Jim Guercio.
“Since I originally came to Nashville to be a session musician and play on recording sessions, this is really a great honor!” exclaims Stevens.
The celebratory evening will be hosted by ACM Award-winning singer-songwriter Phil Vassar and will feature several live performances. Guest performers include Rodney Crowell, Steve Miller, Wendy Moten, Mike Farris and more.
Tickets are on-sale now via ticketmaster.com. The event begins at 7:00 p.m.
During Stevens’ six decades in the music business, he has been a session musician, a TV celebrity, a song publisher, a singer, a record producer, a real-estate magnate, a label owner, a nightclub entrepreneur, a music arranger, a video director, a studio builder, a pop-music hit maker, a comic, a gospel artist and a country star.Stevens is renowned for recording novelties like “The Streak,” as well as serious fares such as “Everything Is Beautiful.” He was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019. Stevens is regarded as the most successful comedy recording artist of all time.