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Frank Ray: Self-titled Debut Album Review

Frank Ray shares his major-label debut album, out now, July 7th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new record below.

As the country music genre continues to widen its reach and impact more and more people, we are getting to listen to new music with a fresh sound from exciting rising artists. Frank Ray is one of those artists. The singer-songwriter blends his Latin heritage and R&B influences into country music. His major-label debut, self-titled album is officially out now, featuring songs like “Streetlights” and “Country’d Look Good On You.”

“This album is my grand entrance to the country music world,” shares Ray in a recent press release. “This project is a perfect reflection of who I am. I have finally figured out my voice, and this is what I have to say. I look at this album like a quilt I knitted, each stitch represents a person I love or an influence I admire.”

Throughout the record fans can pick up on those enticing Latin influences on songs like “Ya’ll Showed Up,” “Let It Drop,” and “We Got Em.” All three of those songs have some of the most exciting instrumentals and catchy melodies we have heard come out of country music in a long time. Ray isn’t holding anything back on his debut.

The high-energy continues to flow throughout the record. On “Out On Me,” Ray brings the soul to the song. The track feels hopeful and high-spirited, a perfect combination for a beach-ready country song. Similarly on “Party With Strangers,” the singer encapsulates who he is perfectly. It is clear that Ray is someone who wants to spread joy and positivity to music and will make friends with everyone along the way.

While the singer’s unique sound is evident throughout the record, he pays homage to classic country greats throughout the project. On “Back Before My Time,” Ray sings the praises of artists like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Dolly Parton. While he is not directly referencing artists, the traditional country influence is also evident on some standout tracks like, “Somebody Else’s Whiskey” and “Big Fan.”

Each of Ray’s fifteen songs perfectly encapsulate who he is as an artist. Anyone who appreciates authenticity in music should jump on the Frank Ray bandwagon ASAP!

Frank Ray Tracklist:

  1. Streetlights (Frank Ray, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Rogers)
  2. Country’d Look Good On You (Derek George, Monty Criswell, Taylor Phillips, Cole Taylor)
  3. Y’all Showed Up (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  4. Somebody Else’s Whiskey (Derek George, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  5. Late (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  6. Wasting Your Words (Monty Criswell, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  7. Out On Me (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  8. We Got Em (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  9. Prettiest Girl At The Bar (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  10. Spring Break (Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray)
  11. Let It Drop (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  12. Back Before My Time (Monty Criswell, Derek George, Frank Ray)
  13. Learn Something New (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  14. Big Fan (Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, Frank Ray, Frank Rogers)
  15. Party With Strangers (Bobby Hamrick, James Slater, Jamie Paulin)
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Frank Ray’s self-titled, debut album is out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Frank Ray releases.

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Frank Ray’s debut album is out now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Frank Ray: ‘Getcha Some’ – EP Review

Frank Ray releases his new EP, Getcha Some, out now, August 12th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project below and check out our full review.

Frank Ray is making his major-label debut with his brand new EP titled, Getcha Some. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter is sharing six songs for country music fans to fall in love with. Getcha Some is a cohesive EP that you will want to listen to again and again.

The project kicks off with “Streetlights.” Written by Ray with Bobby Hamrick and Frank Rogers, the single is fun and catchy. The melody makes you want to sing and dance along to the Spanish-influenced song. Ray even infuses the Spanish language into the track, adding to the incredible feel of the song.

Sitting at number two on the EP is Ray’s current top 20 and climbing, radio single, “Country’d Look Good On You.” The song is a clear radio winner. The track is both catchy and romantic. Ray shows off his ability to cultivate an incredible track on this solo-write.

“I bet country’d look good on you // Tearin’ up an old two-lane or two // Stars shootin’ ‘cross them baby blues // I bet country’d look good on you // I’m talkin’ county line in the middle of nowhere // Talkin’ out of town, lettin’ down your wild hair // If I get to lovin’ on you like I want to // I bet country’d look good on you”

Ray continues the good vibes and the honest lyrics on the next two tracks, “Y’all Showed Up” and “Somebody Else’s Whiskey.” On the former track, Ray brings the party and island vibes to the fun-loving song. On the contrary, “Somebody Else’s Whiskey” focuses on the story being told. Ray shows off his incredible song-writing prowess yet again.

“I was smiling, thinking about // She’s drinking somebody else’s whiskey // On somebody’s else’s tab // Riding shotgun with some other poor SOB”

The singer-songwriter switches things up on “Late.” The new song is one of our favorites on the project. Instead of leaning into complimenting your love, Ray focuses on the imperfections in a relationship, singing lyrics like “Some things in life are worth the wait even if they are late.”

Finally the record closes with another high-energy song, “Out On Me.” Feeling like an appropriate bookend to “Streetlights,” Ray gives fans a taste of what to expect from a live performance with this jam.

According to the artist, “Getcha Some kind of feels like my introduction to the world so when putting this project together, I really wanted it to be representative of all of the facets of who I am—a family man, proud Hispanic, high-energy entertainer and a bit of a good time Charlie, He later adds, “Most importantly, I wanted to create something that would make people smile. I can’t wait to share these songs with the world and soak in those moments with the crowd.”

Ray definitely fulfilled his desires with this great debut!

Getcha Some EP Tracklist:

  1. “Streetlights” – Frank Ray, Bobby Hamrick and Frank Rogers
  2. “Country’d Look Good On You” – Frank Ray
  3. “Y’all Showed Up” – Frank Ray, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick, and Frank Rogers
  4. “Somebody Else’s Whiskey”—Frank Ray, Derek George, Frank Rogers
  5. “Late” – Frank Ray, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George, Bobby Hamrick and Frank Rogers
  6. “Out On Me” – Frank Ray, Jeremy Bussey, Monty Criswell, Derek George and Frank Rogers
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Frank Ray’s new EP, ‘Getcha Some’ out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Frank Ray releases.

To keep up with Frank Ray, Follow him on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Getcha Some EP is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.