Ray Stevens Is Streaking Into a New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Ray Stevens Is Streaking Into a New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit

Ray Stevens is streaking into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 22 as part of the ongoing exhibit Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music.

Items on display in Sing Me Back Home provide a closer look at a particular person or special anniversaries. Recent Sing Me Back Home displays have featured Bob Moore, Keith Whitley and John Anderson.

Ray’s display, which is titled Ray Stevens: Everything Is Beautiful, will celebrate his 60 years in country music. Over the course of his career, Ray has earned two Grammy Awards, sold more than 40 million albums and recorded hit songs such as “The Streak” and “Everything Is Beautiful.”

“I am very flattered that the Country Music Hall of Fame has chosen to display some items from my career,” says Ray. “I can hardly wait to see the items on exhibition myself.”

Items features in Ray’s new exhibit include:

  • Spinet keyboard used by Ray to compose “Everything Is Beautiful”
  • Handwritten studio chart for “Everything Is Beautiful,” with musical notation for rubato, piano, and voice
  • 1970 Grammy for Best Contemporary Male Vocal Performance for “Everything Is Beautiful”
  • 1975 Grammy for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists for “Misty”
  • Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame induction award
  • Rhinestone-embellished “Coy” fez used in Ray’s video for “Shriner’s Convention”

photo by Shannon Fontaine / Absolute Publicity

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