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Charlotte's premier country act is Early Ray! To have only been playing 3 years, this energetic young act has already made a huge impact on the scene! Often compared to contemporary acts like Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean, they can also scale their show back to a more throwback style in the vein of Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons. Depending on what your needs are we can arrange the band and set to fit any occasion.
The band's approach is to invite you along and to be fully interactive with the party. Every song in their set is a sing- a-long classic that your crowd will enjoy! From Garth Brooks, Alabama, Hank Williams to current favorites Eric Church, Zac Brown, Jason Aldean etc. Early Ray will have you singing, dancing and having a blast! Knowing that not everyone may not know the country hits, Early Ray has taken it upon themselves to countrify many popular songs from other genres. Everything from Cee-Lo to Guns n Roses to Michael Jackson and Prince! There won't be anyone left out of the party! Their set list of over 300 songs grows weekly. Got a special request song you wanna hear? Don't be afraid to ask!

Early Ray is a full production ready band with full lighting and PA in house and ready to go.

Depending on your needs we can arrange the band from solo acoustic all the way to a 6 piece full production.

Early Ray released a cd of original music in June of 2012 and it charted at #38 in the Country charts and top 10 in the Country EP charts.
Videos for their songs "Where The Wild Things Are" and "Fried Pickles" are currently in rotation on the GAC (Great American Country) network.
Their single, "Fried Pickles" is in current rotation on XM country radio.

They have played along side major acts such as Dierks Bently, Charlie Daniels, Pat Green, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, Tate Stevens, Corey Smith and more!

They have played for Speed Street, Memorial Stadium 4th of July Fireworks, ACC Football, Carolina Panthers and the NFL, University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Winthrop University, UNCC, Knights Castle and the White Sox (MLB) and over a dozen sorority and fraternity events across the south east

Print Song List

This is a sample songlist. Not listed are many original tracks, including the most recent country hit, "Where the Wild Things Are."

All Night Long
Thunder Struck

Someone Like You

Dixie Land Delight
Song of the South
If You’re Gonna Play In Texas

Bad Company
Shooting Star

Ben Harper
Steal My Kisses

Ben E. King
Stand By Me

Black Crowes
Hard to Handle

Brantley Gilbert
My Kind of Crazy

Bob Segar
Turn the Page

Bon Jovi
Dead or Alive
Livin' On A Prayer

Brad Paisley

Bruno Mars
Just the Way you Are

Charlie Daniels
Devil Went Down to Georgia

Clint Black
Killin Time

C’lo Green
F’ You

Chris Young

David Allen Coe
Never Called Me By My Name

Dierks Bentley
Am I the only One

Eric Church
Drink in my Hand
Hell on the Heart

Jim Croce
Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown

Dobie Gray
Drift Away

Take it Easy
Hotel California

Edwin McCain
I’ll Be

Foo Fighters
Times Like These

Garth Brooks
Friends In Low Places
Much To Young
Every Woman
Baton Rouge

The Georgia Satellites
Keep Your Hand To Yourself

Guns n Roses
Sweet Child O Mine

Hank Williams Sr
I Saw the Light

Hank Williams Jr.
Family Tradition
Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound
Country Boy Can Survive

Jake Owen
Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Jamey Johnson
In Color

Jason Aldean
Big Green Tractor

Jimmy Buffet

Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring Of Fire

John Cougar
Jack and Diane

Kenny Chesney
When The Sun Goes Down
No Shirt no Shoes No Promblem

Kid Rock
All Summer Long

Luke Bryan
Drunk on You
Rain is a Good Thang

Lynard Skynard
Sweet Home Alabama
The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe

Matchbox 20
3 AM

Motley Crue
Home Sweet Home

Jack Johnson
Bubble Toes

Merle Haggard
Stay Here And Drink

Mr. Big
To Be With You


Old Crow Medicine Show
Wagon Wheel
Hey Ya

Otis Redding
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
Nothin’ but a Good Time

Raspberry Beret
Purple Rain

Fat Bottom Girls

Quiot Riot
Come on Feel the Noise

R Kelly

Ray Lomantagne

Reckless Kelly
Wicked Twisted Road

Sitting At A Bar

Steve Miller Band
The Joker

What I’ve Got

Sugar Ray
I Just Wanna Fly


Tim McGraw
Felt Good on My Lips

Toby Keith
I Love This Bar
Red Solo Cup

Travis Tritt
Here’s A Quarter

Van Morrison
Brown Eyed Girl

Violent Femmes
Blister in the Sun

Willie Nelson
Always On My Mind
On the Road Again

Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally

Zac Brown
Chicken Fried
Highway 20 Ride
Colder Weather


Dear Ellie,

Early Ray was spectacular. Not only are they great musicians (people's jaws dropped when they heard Chris, the lead guitarist), Rayen really connected with the audience and they were truly nice people. They had all the guests (all ages) dancing. Many commented that they were the best band they ever heard at a wedding. I hope they get some jobs from our event. I'll be interested how their career goes.


Scott B. (April 5th, 2014)

Event Planner

Just talked to the Mother of the Bride and she said she LOVED them and would highly recommend them!!! They only thing is - she wished they played LONGER! :)

Ashley S. (June 14th, 2014)
Event Planner

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