Ray Charles

Phil Vassar Takes Ray Charles, Beatles + More on Tour
Phil Vassar has always looked up to the artists who inspired and influenced him throughout his career, such as Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. Now he can look directly at the musical giants during his shows, since their faces are painted all over his pianos...
Dolly Parton Is ‘Creepin” With Norah Jones
Country music legend Dolly Parton and singer/songwriter Norah Jones are blending their equally angelic voices ... all in the name of bluegrass.
"My bass player, Lee Alexander, had written this bluegrass signature song called 'Creepin' In'," Norah tells SheKnows...
Johnny Cash to Be Inducted Into Gospel Music Hall of Fame
He's a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Now, the late Johnny Cash will be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
The Man in Black, who died in 2003, is one of several members who will be inducted posthumously, i…
James Otto ‘Goosed’ by Ronnie Milsap
James Otto counts Ronnie Milsap as a big musical influence and often performs Ronnie's hit, 'Stranger In My House,' during his sets as tribute. Therefore, when James wrote a tune for his new album that was inspired by 'Stranger,' he knew the track wouldn't be complete w…
Ray Charles and Johnny Cash ‘Undiscovered’ Duet Surfaces
Almost thirty years ago, two of music's biggest icons -- Ray Charles and Johnny Cash -- got together in a Nashville studio and recorded a duet. The song, originally intended for a CBS Records album in 1981, was ultimately dropped from the project, remaining virtually hidden from the public sinc…
Beau Davidson Tells His Country Story
A classically-trained singer and one of Cosmpolitan magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors, Beau Davidson has appeared on several TV shows, including 'Days of Our Lives' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful,' yet he's still a pure country boy at heart...
Acclaimed Session Musician Larry Knechtel Dies at 69
Larry Knechtel, a one-time collaborator of Elvis Presley's and an accomplished sideman in both the rock and country worlds, died Thursday, Aug. 20 at the age of 69. Knechtel, who won a 1970 Grammy award for his arrangement of Simon and Garfunkel's enduring 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' succumbed to …
Gone Country: Ray Charles
The Genius of Soul not only made an impression on country music, he transformed it. His two 'Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music' albums in the early '60s did as much to popularize the genre as any of the era's country stars. Brother Ray's big-band R&B a…