NEW MUSIC RELEASING JUNE 4, 2021
Ray was scheduled to record in Nashville in 2020 with some of Music City's finest studio engineers and musicians. Some were 2020 ACM award winners! COVID put the brakes on Nashville studios and musicians. It is amazing that the whole world seemed like it was on pause. In response to COVID, Ray wrote "Brighter Day". See lyrics page.
In 2021, Ray decided to team up with his long time producer and friends, Trent Austin and LG Hamilton with The Music Group in Edmond, Oklahoma. They have poured their heart and soul into making Ray's new songs his best ever! They have gathered an amazing team of musicians and singers. With today's technology, it is possible to utilize the best talent from Austin, Dallas, Nashville, Oklahoma and around the country on this new project.
Look forward to hearing these songs, in several genres, as they are released in 2021:
"God of Miracles" (worship)
"Great Grace" (ccm/worship)
"Inside My Heart" (worship)
"Little Church" (southern gospel)
"Teach Me To Fly" (worship)
"Can't Stop Lovin' You"
"A Thousand Times"
"Dreamed I Went To Africa"
"Have You Seen My Unicorn?"
NIGHT OF WORSHIP
Ray and Jan Hollis invite you to "NIGHT OF WORSHIP" Sunday evenings, 7 pm, at 8601 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City. Enjoy passionate praise, intimate worship, a LIVE BAND and a room full of amazing people!!
We look forward to seeing you there!!
SINGING IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Ray shared some of his new songs recently in Nashville at an NCS event (Nashville Christian Songwriters) at the Koinonia Coffee House. This iconic Music Row venue has hosted many notable artist such as far back as and including Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, Kathy Troccoli, Second Chapter of Acts, Don Francisco, Honey Tree, Steve & Annie Chapman and Petra. Ray also sang at True Music Room, Nashville's newest downtown concert venue, at an NSAI event (Nashville Songwriters Association International).
"Mr. Ray, your heart and your song blew. Me. Away!" - Amanda
"Loved your song. Good stuff. Continued blessings on your life and ministry." - Cheri
"What an impact! Can't wait to see what the Lord does through your songs!" - Justin
"One of the most powerful moments was when God dropped in during your song." - Rebekah
"Possibly my biggest surprise of the Intensive!" - Tim
"Loved, loved, loved your songs and your heart for Jesus!' - Carolyn
RAY and JAN HOLLIS at YOUR CHURCH or EVENT
Ray has traveled coast to coast and in other countries with his music. He has sang in many kinds of venues - churches, youth camps and conferences, camp meetings, rodeo arenas, Country Music Opry's,.convention centers, amusement parks, business functions and various events. Both Ray and Jan Hollis are in the process of writing a book (each). Maybe you'll be story in one of their books.
Over the years, Ray has a had the privilege of being part of events that afforded him the opportunity to be on stage with the likes of Bob Bennett, Danny Chambers, Darrell Evans, DC Talk (Toby Mac), Jamie Page, Israel Houghton, Kim Boyce, Lincoln Brewster, Newsboys, Out of Eden, Skillet and more. His favorite big name that he loves to share is JESUS! If you want more information about having Ray or Jan at your event, simply go to the CONTACT PAGE. Jan Hollis is an amazing speaker at churches and women's events.
PRAISE & WORSHIP or COUNTRY MUSIC? Hallelujah or Yee-Haw?
Ray Hollis is known for writing Praise and Worship music. That genre is his heart and passion. He grew up playing rock music, learning to play the guitar at age seven. Later in life, while working on a music degree at the University of Arkansas, he took a voice class. His professor said' "you are a country singer". Ray wanted to say, but thought, "shut up"! A few years later, he's finding out he likes to write country too.
Ray has written several songs recently in the country genre. Country writers are wordsmiths and have a way of telling a story. Jesus told stories. Worship Music has become incredibly popular in our culture. Still, not everyone can relate. As you listen to Ray's CD's you will hear several styles behind the message... rock, R&B, dance, latin... yes and a little country. We never change the message, only the method.
Ray recently used some these new "country" songs during a message at church. Hearts were moved. Check back soon so you can hear the new songs with a message about "Love and Life".