About the Artists
About Ray Stephenson
Wildly literate, utterly artistic, impossibly ambitious, absolutely a slave to his art, the South Georgian is completely committed to the truth. He is a world class songwriter, recording artist, an intensely captivating live singer, guitar player, record producer & virtuoso painter. Add in the ability to express the uniquely personal in a universal way, and you have a true artist. Ray Stephenson does exactly that in his paintings, his songwriting & his performances.
As a musician, Ray Stephenson is a Grammy Award winning, Platinum selling singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. His successes include winning CCMA Songwriter of the Year in 2013, writing the title track of Kenny Chesney’s album Hemingway’s Whiskey, and writing the Blake Shelton/Miranda Lambert duo and album title track, "Red River Blue". Both reached #1 on the Billboard Album Charts and were certified Platinum. Some of the most revered and iconic legends in Country Music have recorded his music, including Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard. He’s been a part of 4 Grammy nominated projects and 1 Grammy winning project (Guy Clark’s final recording, My Favorite Picture Of You, which brought home the Grammy “Best Folk Album” in 2015).
About Rachel Thibodeau
Rachel Thibodeau had her first taste of success when Billy Currington recorded “Good Directions,” a song she penned with co-writer Luke Bryan. It soared to the top of the Billboard country singles chart and spent 3 weeks at #1. Rachel took home ASCAP's Song of the Year and she was honored with the NSAI’s prestigious "One Of The Ten Songs I Wish I'd Written" award.
Artists that have recorded Rachel’s songs include Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Steve Holy, Josh Kelley, Parmalee, Marie Osmond, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Chuck Wicks, Katharine McPhee, Ryan Star, songs to accompany books written by Kara Dioguardi and CNN news anchor Christi Paul and many others. Her songs have appeared in TV shows, commercials and the major motion picture sound track “Act of Valor.” She has also had chart topping songs and videos on Platinum selling records world wide, including two #1’s in Australia, CMAA Country Music Awards Single of the Year and Most Played Country Song of the Year.