Abby Ray

Abby Ray

 Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Live Abby Ray reveals an intimate reflection of her innerself as she cast her truths upon her audience. Through her inspired lyricism she conveys the many accounts that have impacted her years.

Biography

In 2009, a year long, well-constructed plan was developed by Abby Ray and mentor/producer Brett Dennison, to assure absolute deliverance of Ray’s vocal & lyrical expression. Over the past five years, multiple works have been released including that of country, pop, alternative rock, techno, & children’s genre, all of which are available through ITunes & Rhapsody.

Hispanic singer songwriter Abby Ray began showcasing in hometown Bowling Green, OH in 2010 following her first album release, "The Naked Truth". By 2011 Ray began participating in local & national song competitions which helped her obtain a professional presence on stage as well as behind scene.

By 2012 Ray became a member of the “Ohio Festivals & Events Association” which has created a solid platform for her brand name. Throughout Ohio Ray has been fortunate with her venture and has opened for national acts including, “The Lost Trailers”, & “Tony Rio”. As well, Ray has been welcomed to perform the “National Anthem” for minor league hockey & baseball teams.

In 2013, Abby Ray was welcomed to “Team Green World”. Ray is proud to represent “Love Can Feed the World”, a cause related "anthem" which she co-wrote with Kat Korac & Donna Britton in Nashville specifically for Feed Lucas County Children a Non-Profit from her home town in Ohio (produced by Bruce Michael Miller, Little Eden’s Studio Nashville, TN). "Love Can Feed the World" was released 2013 at the "First Annual Hunger Awareness Festival" host by Feed Lucas County Children in Toledo, OH. The song is available through the following link: @
www.cdbaby.com/cd/teamgreenworldabbyray1 All procedes are directed to FLCC.

At the 2013 Ohio State Fair Abby Ray introduced the "Team Green World" mission. Music that Matters: Our mission is to provide education through fun & inviting musical messages (TGW).
For More Info: www.teamgreenworld.org/

Live Abby Ray reveals an intimate reflection of her inner self as she cast her truth upon her audience. Through inspired lyricism Ray conveys the many accounts that have impacted her years. Ray's vocal & lyrical influence includes Susan Tedeschi, Lucinda, Williams, Janis Joplin, & Nina Simone.

Accolades and Accomplishments include but are not limited to:


2013 Team Green World Artist

2013 WTOL & FOX Toledo News Interview

2013 National Anthem Toledo Mud Hens

2013 Feed Lucas County Children Awareness Rep.

2013 Ohio State Fair

2013 National Anthem Toledo Walleyes

2013 Opening Act for "The Lost Trailers"

2013 Ohio Festival & Events Association Member

2012 Opening act for "Tony Rio"

2011 9th Annual Nashville Songwriters Festival

2011 Live TV competition Wish upon a Song

2010 Live Interview 92.5 KISS FM

2010 Maurice's Small Town Sound Band Search through Sonic Bids national talent competition

Lyrics

I Realize

Written By: Abigail Ball

I still remember the first time you kissed me
Your lips tasted like pink cotton candy
And the way that we danced at your sweet sixteen
To Brittany Spears and the Backstreet Boys

Girl you held me too close
And you were hollowing at the moon
When you held me too close
I said it’s too soon

I realize that you are holding me down
I , I, I realize that holding on too tight will hold you down

Three years passed and you were off to college
You graduated at the top of your class
And that’s when I called you and I said how you doing
Damn girl how the time has passed

Girl you held me too close
And you were hollowing at the moon
When you held me too close
I said it’s too soon

I realize you are holding me down
I, I, I realize that holding on too tight will hold you
I, I, I realize that holding on too tight will hold you down

(Solo break)
When I’m weak I feel strong
And when I’m strong I grow wiser
And when I’m wise well that’s when I realize
Holding on too tight will hold you

I realize that you are holding me down
I, I, I realize that holding on too tight will hold you down
I, I, I, realize that holding on too tight will hold you down

Well now that I’m grown and I’ve got my babies
I often think about what you’re doing now
Cause I remember the days when we were young and restless
Screaming and hollowing in the light of the moon

Girl you held me too close
And you were hollowing at the moon
When you held me too close
I said it’s too soon

I realize that you are holding me down
I, I, I realize that holding on too tight will hold you down
I, I, I, realize that holding on too tight will hold you down
I still remember the first time you kissed me
Your lips were tasty like pink cotton candy

Baby Girl

Written By: Abby Ray - Cory Hillman

Baby Girl
Verse 1
Well her daddy gave her everything
And ma never said no
And the cold hard truth is obvious like zero below
Oh she never heard it coming
But her ears were shocked as sin
When he looked her in her eyes with a grin
She cried

Chorus 1
Don’t make me cry like a baby girl
Don’t make me cry like a baby girl
Don’t make me cry like a baby
Cry like a baby
Cry like a baby like a baby girl

Verse 2
Well she walked in confident
Her boots were to her knees
Then she saw her lover boy
Stepped up and asked please
Will you boot scoot and boogie and then
Fall in love with me
And he said
Hell no girl
My girlfriend’s eyeing me

Chorus 2
Don’t make me cry like a baby girl
Don’t make me cry like a baby girl
Don’t make me cry like a baby
Mamas little angles crying like a baby
Like a baby girl

Instrumental Break

Closing Chorus
Don’t make me cry like a baby girl
Don’t make me cry like a baby girl
Yeah when then DJ drops the hits
And boots are stomping round
You’ll be crying like a baby
Like a baby
Cry like a baby girl
Your gonna cry like a baby girl
I’ll make you cry like a baby
Cry like a baby
Cry like a baby
Like a baby girl

Bumblebee

Written By: Abby Ray - Cory Hillman

mmmmm…mmmmm
.
Trying to get back home

home sweet home

yeah I’m still trying

I really like you
I wish you could know
See I’m basically trying to tell you my feelings
But you
mmmm
Don’t seem to care

It was the first day
The first day
Of summer
And I’m trying to get back
Home, home sweet home
Yeah I’m still trying

You’re like a bumble bee
On a cherry tree
On the first day of
Summer Oooo…
you’re lying next to me
And I can feel your heat
reflecting.
reflecting from your back side
you re My darling Your back is
Good enough for
For me
yeah you are my
Oh darling
.
. But by autumn winds
And washed up tans you’ll
Be naked on the
Beach boys
It was the First day
The first day
Of summer and
I’m trying to get back
Home, home sweet home
Yeah I’m still trying
Trying
I’m still trying to get back
Home, home sweet
Home I’m still
Trying and
Trying to get back

Home
.
But you know underneath those
Chipmunk cheeks
There’s a piece of my heart
A piece of my
hoo, hoo my hoo hoo
My heart
Now you’re laugh I just told a
Joke ooo
The Joke s on you are my dear dear and your back is
Good enough
For me
Ooo For me
Yeah You’re my darling
Your back is good enough for me
Ooo for me
You’re my darling
Trying to get back home

Dirty Bunny - Dirty GIrl

Written By: Abby Ray - Andrea Flores

You can call me dirty

you can call me DB

never call me Bunny

the name is Dirty Bunny

And if you think its funny

You have got it coming

From the Dirty Bunny

Yes sir you can call me dirty

and you can call me DB

But never call me Bunny

The name is Dirty Bunny

And if you think it's funny

Then you have got it coming

From the Dirty Bunny

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty girl

I'm living in your dirty world

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty girl

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty, and you can call me dirty girl

Oh .......Oh......
yeah, yeah, yeah

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty girl

I'm living in your dirty world

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty girl

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty, and you can call me dirty girl

You can call me dirty

you can call me DB

never call me Bunny

the name is Dirty Bunny

And if you think its funny

You have got it coming

From the Dirty Bunny

Yes sir you can call me dirty

and you can call me DB

But never call me Bunny

The name is Dirty Bunny

And if you think it's funny

Then you have got it coming

From the Dirty Bunny

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty girl

I'm living in your dirty world

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty girl

Cause I'm your dirty, dirty, and you can call me dirty girl

Candy Rain

Written By: Abby Ray - Cory Hillman

We were running through the rain
And drops were falling hard
And your smile kind of caught me off guard
You came running up to me
And took that ball out of my hand
And you ran into the yard
And the candy rain was falling on your face
I could hear the raindrops calling and it was grace
And you kind of made me smile
Like when I was a child
With the candy raindrops
Falling
And candy smiled
Yeah candy smiled for me
Candy made me feel like
I was a child
And Im dancing in the rain
Im dancing and the candy raindrops falling again

There are so many things we do
Just to pass away the time
And the message never seems to be quite clear
Its almost though are youth
Is but a picture of the past
And the paint it never dries
And the candy rain was falling on your face
And a child comes and takes my place
And you kind of made me smile
Like when I was a child
With the candy raindrops
Falling
And candy smiled
Yeah candy smiled for me
Candy made me feel like
I was a child
And I’m dancing in the rain
I’m dancing and we’re singing
And we’re running and we’re playing
The candy rain is falling
Candy rain is falling
You’re calling me
You’re calling me
To run and play

Discography

Discography

2013 - "Love Can Feed the World", Single
2013 -”Baby Girl”, Country Pop
2012 -”Candy Rain”, Children's Single
2012 - “Blue Ray”, Pop EP
2011- “Dirty Bunny”, Techno Single
2010 - “The Naked Truth”, Pop Album
2007 -”Introducing Abby Ray”, Country EP

Set List

1. Band on the run – The Beatles
2. Give me one reason – Tracey Chapman
3. She in love with the boy- Trisha Yearwood
4. Famous in a Small Town- Miranda Lambert
5. Pumped up Kicks - FUN
6. Santeria- Sublime
7. Hotel California – The Eagles
8. Felony one–Abby Ray
9. Hurt so bad – Susan Tedeschi
10. Bitch- Meredith Brooks
11. Pinky–Abby Ray
12. Hit me With you r Best Shot- Joan Jett
13. Oh Darling – The Beatles
14. Piece of my heart – Janis Joplin
15. Sweet child o mine – Guns N Roses
16. Rock in roll – Led Zepplin
17. David–Abby Ray
18. Me and Bobby mcgee- Janis Joplin
19. Angel –Abby Ray
20. American Girl – Tom Petty
21. Baby girl–Abby Ray
22. Zombie - Cranberries
23. Wild night- Abby ray
24. Sweet Dreams – Marylyn Manson
25. Janies got a Gun – Aerosmith
26. Crying - Aerosmith
27. One life–Abby Ray
28. Black velvet – Alanas Miles
29. Come together – The Beatles
30. No Rain – Blind Melon
31. Head Over Feet - Alanis
32. Proud mary – Tina Turner
33. My B