Kayla Ray is a 21 year old Texas Native who delivers country music with rawness and honesty. Her music is polished by her feminine sass and bright smile. While she was raised solely by worldly experience and heartache, Kayla has had the incredible ability to overcome any circumstance and the fire this ability has built inside of her rings loud and clear in her genuine delivery of pure country music. She surrounded herself with music from our past; growing up she poured over the work of country music giants such as: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson. Although the influence of these artists is prominent in her strong delivery and original lyrics, she has developed a truly unique and captivating style that is all her own. She is very proud and “blessed” as she puts it, to have had the opportunities that she has had thus far in her music career.
As a young teen, she appeared in variety shows such as Branson on the Brazos and the acclaimed Johnny High Country Music Review. As fate would have it, fresh out of high school, Kayla was introduced to legendary guitarist Tommy Allsup, who took interest in her unique twangin’ sounds. With Tommy’s help, she has recorded and performed with the incredible and all around professional musician, Dick Gimble. She has also played on two Cowboy Christmas Ball Tours with the western swing poster children, the Bob Will’s Texas Playboys.