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Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winner has released four new albums within the first five months of 2021. Ray Stevens’ latest release, Nouveau Retro (What’s Old Is New Again), is available on all digital platforms. The release is made possible by Curb Records. Click here to stream or download.
The twelve-track record features beloved but sometimes forgotten songs of the past like “Blue Moon,” “Cry Me A River,” “Mountain of Love,” and “Always Chasing Rainbows / Over The Rainbow,” beautifully recreated from Ray’s point of view. “A great song continues to be ‘great’ even when it’s presented in a completely different way and this collection is definitely in that category,” explains Stevens. The track listing for Nouveau Retro (What’s Old Is New Again) is listed below.
Nouveau Retro (What’s Old Is New Again) Track Listing:
1. April In Paris
2. Blue Moon
3. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
4. Lay Me Down (Roll Me Out To Sea)
5. Cry Me A River
6. Mountain of Love
7. Talk To Me
8. Young Love
9. Indian Love Call
10. No, Not Much
11. You Don’t Know Me
12. Always Chasing Rainbows / Over The Rainbow (medley)
On July 23, fans can purchase all four new albums as a collection in a special-edition box set titled Iconic Songs of the 20th Century (The Soundtrack of Our Lives). Great Country Ballads Melancholy Fescue (High Class Bluegrass), Slow Dance, Nouveau Retro (What’s Old Is New Again). Iconic Songs of the 20th Century (The Soundtrack of Our Lives) are the four albums in the box set. The Tennessean caught up with Ray Stevens to talk all about the new music. Read the article here.
In 2018, Stevens opened his very own Nashville entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom.
The venue is a 35,000 square foot music venue where Ray Stevens performs weekly live concerts during non-Covid times. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, has a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Ray Stevens was formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in the fall of 2019.
For more information on Ray Stevens, his new albums, and the special-edition box set, visit raystevens.com.
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