When it comes to MUSIC, no one is a solo act. No one learned music all by themselves. 

THANK YOU all the people who have inspired me in MUSIC. The list will grow. If I forget someone, I will add them later. These are the people who encouraged me in music. I grew up around music. My sister Brenda plays piano. My brother Lannie plays drums. My Mom does a great lip sync of "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. RIP Aretha. My Dad, Uncle Sonny and the Greenwoods (RJ, Chet & Jerry) had a major impact on me growing up. My second cousin Joey Cooper played guitar for the "Shindogs' host band for "Shindig". Ed Sullivan took me to music school every Sunday night. Thank you Pastor Elbert Pool for teaching me how to sing harmony at Gospel Mission Church. Thank you to my wife Jan and children Bethany, Rachel and Adam for the many nights I was on the road. Forgive me. There's ONE name I love to drop... (the creator of music) the Name above all names! JESUS. Thank YOU.

Thank you to my family who hears me all the time...Jan, Bethany, Cory, Rachel, Slava, Adam, Preston, Luke, Jayeden, Davis, Max, Journey and Bronx. I appreciate the churches and Pastors (and their families) over the years (Gospel Mission, CenterPoint, Lakeside AOG, The Gathering - Elbert & Carole Pool, Bob & Kathy Mixon, Joe & Carolyn Roller, Billy & Donna Burton, Greg & Sherry Whitlow. Thank you to OKC First Nazarene Pastors Jon and Kelly Middendorf and Mike McLaughlin for making us feel like family at the Cole Community Center. Thanks to all of the churches who invited me come to their city over the years. Mexico and South Africa were amazing in the way they worshiped without reservation. Thank you for allowing me to bring some of that back to the US. Thank you to the Executive Producers who believed in me and helped make these song ideas become realities. A whole new batch of songs are brewing! - Ray Hollis

THE NAMES BELOW ARE THE MUSICIANS & SINGERS WHO PERFORMED ON MY CD's.

   Others mentioned are those who have played with Ray Hollis in LIVE Performances:

ACOUSTIC: Terry Scarberry (Rodeo Opry), Ray Hollis (The Gathering)

BASS: Dave McKerley (we miss you), Todde Lawton (Toby Mac), Johnny Nelson

    LIVE: Butch Ramsey, Chad Roper (Kool94), Matt Payne, Mike Myers, Earl Lemons

GUITAR: *Terry Scarberry, Dennis Brewer, Kendall Combes, Pete Aristorenus, Rocky Armstrong, Trent Austin (The Music Group)

    LIVE: Daniel Gonzales, Dustin Tompkins,  Shane Conaway, Steve Brann

KEYS: *Harold Ross, *Trent Austin, Don Johnson, Rick Toops

    LIVE: Glenn Quirk (CrossPointe Church), LG Hamilton (The Music Group), Nathan Nockles (Watermark)

DRUMS: Trent Austin, Mike Walker (Langston University)

    LIVE: Brandon Lopez, Brent Berry, Eddie Howard (Legends Branson), James Zenger, Jeff Hall (Life Church),

    Mike McCraw, Robby Schaffer (Mercy Me), Steve Short, Tony Mustin

CONGA: Pete Aristorenus

FIDDLE / HARMONICA: Dave Short

SAX: Tim Coleman (soprano), Charles Martin (alto)

    LIVE: Joseph Shirk (Big Daddy Weave)

FLUTE: Dino Baldini

BGV's ON CD's: Bethany Hollis Benton, Brad Bange, Charity Allen, Karen Carter, Kevin Idleman, Kim McCoy,

    Kim Price, Latricia Tolerson, Maurice Carter,  Melody Johnson, Nick Smith, Rick Toops,

    Scott Harrison, Sharron Smith, Stephen Hinkle, Stephanie Hines, Steve Wright, Trent Austin 

    LIVE BGV's: Way too many to mention! Thank You! 

PRODUCERS/ENGINEERS: Chris Freels (The Music Group), Dave McKerley, Trent Austin (amazing!)

    LIVE SOUND: Britt Billins, Greg Hawks,  Rick Colbert

LIVE SOUND: COVER DESIGN: Kent Winfield, Andy Dugan, Shawn Smith

PHOTOGRAPHY: Amy Coleman, *Kent Winfield, Some dude in Pittsburgh, PA

RAY HOLLIS PLAYS: Taylor 414ce, Takamine FP592me, Fender Tele-Plus, Fender Strat, PRS Tremonti, Samick Charlie Christian

    Solo-Flight, Yamaha MX88, Yamaha S90ES, Nord Stage 3 (hoping to buy the Nord soon)

INSTRUMENTS: Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and dabbles around with banjo, dobro, drums, harmonica, mandolin, percussion, ukelele

SOME OF THE ARTISTS RAY HOLLIS HAS HAD THE CHANCE TO SHARE THE SAME STAGE AT AN EVENT: Bob Bennett, Darrell Evans, 

DC Talk (Toby Mac), Jamie Page, Israel Houghton, Kim Boyce, Lincoln Brewster, Newsboys, Out of Eden, Skillet

AND WHO CAN FORGET ABOUT THOSE WHO PLAYED MUSIC IN OUR BANDS GROWING UP:  (mid 70's)

    DRUMS:  David O'Dell, James Norman, Jerry Greenwood

    BASS: Arthur "Butch" Holland, Coleman Sisson (ceo bubbleup.net)

    ORGAN: Michael Evans

    SINGER: Jeff Newkirk

ICU BAND:  (late 80's)

    DRUMS:  Donny Benedict

    BASS/KEYS/VOCALS:  Nancy Lanham

    LEAD GUITAR: Terry Varnon

    VOCALS: Chere Willis Turner

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