NRA Country is always excited to introduce our members to new country artists, but we also have a great appreciation and the utmost respect for classic country. When we had the opportunity to interview an icon who has won multiple Grammy Awards and been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame, we immediately jumped at it. This month’s featured artist is unlike any other, in part because of his varied talents. Ray Stevens is a singer-songwriter, comedian, solo artist, producer, music arranger and even television host. NRA Country’s Vanessa Shahidi was honored to recently ask the multi-platinum-selling artist a few questions.
VS:Mr. Stevens, where did you get your appreciation for the great outdoors? RS: I joined the Boy Scouts and loved camping and all that it entailed.
VS: Who taught you how to shoot? RS: I taught myself and have learned from friends who are marksmen.
VS:What is your favorite firearm? RS: I have several, but I especially like a .22 Colt revolver with an interchangeable magnum cylinder.
VS:What are you currently working on? RS: I recently built and perform in a dinner/showroom in Nashville called CabaRay. I have a new recording studio and just finished a four-CD set of songs. I’m also redesigning and remodeling a great house, and at 82 years old, that’s about all I have time for!
Be sure to catch all the news and announcements about Ray Stevens on Facebook and raystevens.com
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