Vickie Raye

Vickie Raye

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryAmericana

Vickie Raye is a talented singer/songwriter presently residing in Nashville, TN. Her debut single "FACE" has hit country charts climbing 100 spots in 10 weeks into the TOP 100. Her music is honest and raw. Her presence is incomparable. She takes singer/songwriter to a whole other dimension.

Biography

Imagine Kris Kristofferson & Eva Cassidy having a love child and you will find Vickie Raye. This independent recording artist and Singer/Songwriter was born Puerto Rico where she was adopted at birth. Raye began performing professionally at the age of 8 in musical theater in Miami Florida. Now, Raye is a permanent fixture here in Music City, TN and is quickly making a name for herself by writing strong lyrics, impressionable melodies and working hard to be better today than she was yesterday. Her debut single "FACE" is rapidly climbing the country music charts

Vickie Raye joined and performed as the front-man (or woman in this case) with the rock band Emerald Steel; touring Germany, Brazil and the US, With rave reviews in Rag Magazine stating that her voice transcended the band from just a Heavy Metal Band to a "Melodic Heavy" band. She was also performed as background vocalist for Gloria Estefan, John Secada and others for events such as the famed Calle Ocho in South Florida. In the country scene she's opened for Jeff Bates, Shenandoah, Marty Raybon, Billy Ryan, Randy Kohrs, Mark Collie, Randy Bowman and more. During those experiences she discovered a new world outside of the theatrical arena and loved it! A few years later, she began focusing on her solo career.

Since officially moving to Nashville she has been in and out of the recording studio working on demo projects and performing whenever possible. She has recorded 3 albums and is working on album 4: Cover to Cover (2005), Different Shade of Southern (2006), Cigarettes & Circumstance (2008) and Vickie Raye:Unplugged (2009) in addition to 3 previous CD releases prior to coming to Music City. She has earned a coveted spot playing at the famous Bluebird Café, as well as earned the respect of many peers amidst the songwriting community. Vickie Raye is ready to take the next step in her career and is the newest artist with PCL Music. Preparing to release her debut single "Face"to radio.

A talented singer with a powerful and soulful voice, Vickie Raye is capable of taking you on a journey from the very 1st song well into the last; leaving you wanting more. Raye writes raw, honest songs from her heart that she hopes will move others the way she has been moved by music for so many years. NSAI evaluators have critiqued of her songs “stellar melodies”, “and ability to paint an amazing picture”; and the infamous Barbara Cloyd, formerly of the Bluebird Cafe, said “You are doing what no one else is doing. It’s different in a very good way”.

Raye is honored to be a member of NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), the CMA (Country Music Association), The Grammy Association (NARAS), Folk Alliance, The Americana Music Association & ASCAP.

"Im not a girl" says Raye, "I am a woman, and I am proud to be one. I'm proud of my years so far on this earth. The love, the heartbreak, the mistakes, lessons learned, stretch marks and even a few extra pounds (literally and figuratively) and I refuse not to be allowed to sing about them; they make me who I am. Love me or hate me but I will sing my truth and it isn't always pretty. I’m just me. I write stuff that's real to me and that I enjoy singing. It's either good music or not and I try my best to deliver good music!"

Discography

Cd's include:
FACE
Unplugged & More
A Different Shade of Southern
Cover to Cover
Cigarettes & Circumstance

Set List

My sets range in time from 15 minutes to 5 hours as required.
In addition to hundreds of original songs....

Folsom
She’s In Love With The Boy - 
Independence Day
Thanks A Lot
Suds In The Bucket
Brokenheartsville
Stay Here And Drink  
Did Hank Really Do It
Lot Of Leavin -
Somethin More - 
Piece Of My Heart -  
Why Haven’t I Heard From You - Record 
All I Wanna Do - 
Driving My Life Away -
Blue Eyes Cryin In the Rain -
Tulsa Time
Man I Feel Like A Woman - Record 
God Fearin Women
Pour Me - 
Heads Carolina Tails California-
Friends In Low Places
Last Dance with mary jane
You Belong With Me -
Hick Town
No One Else On Earth
She’s Country
Hard To Handle -  
Gimme 3 Steps -
Play Something Country   
Last Name -
Don’t Stop Believing -
You Shook Me
Johnny and June
Very Last Country song
Islands in the Stream
Take this job and shove it
Don’t Rock the JukeBox
You Never Even Called me by my name David Allen Coe
I wonder Do you think of me