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








AC/DC – All Night Long

AC/DC – Thunder Struck

Adele – Someone Like You

Alabama – Dixieland Delight

Alabama – Song of The South

Alabama – 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 Seger – Turn The Page

Bon Jovi – Dead or Alive

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

Brad Paisley – Ticks

Brad Paisley – Alcohol

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

Charlie Daniels – The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Clint Black – Killin Time

C’lo Green – F’ You

Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey

Chris Stapleton – Broken Halos

The Osborn Brothers – Rocky Top

Chris Young – Neon

David Allen Coe – Never Called Me By My Name

Dierks Bentley – Am I The Only One

Eric Church – Drink In My Hand

Eric Church – Hell On The Heart

Eric Church – Record Year

Jim Croce – Bad, Bad LeRoy Brown

Dobie Gray – Drift Away

Eagles – Take It Easy

Eagles – Hotel California

Edwin McCain – Solitude

Edwin McCain – I’ll Be

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places

Garth Brooks – Much To Young

Garth Brooks – Every Woman

Garth Brooks – 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

Hank Williams Jr. – Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound

Hank Williams Jr. – Country Boy Can Survive

Jake Owen – Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Jamey Johnson – In Color

Jason Aldean – Big Green Tractor

Jason Aldean – My

Jimmy Buffet – Margaritaville

Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire

John Cougar – Jack and Diane

John Denver – Country Roads

John Mayer – Daughters

Justin Beiber – Love Yourself

Kenny Chesney – When The Sun Goes Down

Kenny Chesney – No Shirt No Shoes No Problem

Kenny Loggins – Footloose

Kid Rock – All Summer Long

Lee Brice – Hard To Love

Luke Bryan – Drunk On You

Luke Bryan – Rain Is A Good Thing

Luke Combs – When It Rains It Pours

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Ballad of Curis Lowe

Matchbox 20 – 3 AM

Mel McDaniel – Lousiana Saturday Night

Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel

Miranda Lambert – Tin Man  

Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home

Jack Johnson – Bubble Toes

Merle Haggard – Stay Here And Drink

Mr. Big – To Be With You

Oasis – Wonderwall

Oasis – Champagne Supernova

Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel

OutKast – Hey Ya

Otis Redding – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Poison – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn

Poisin – Nothin’ But A Good Time

Prince – Raspberry Beret

Prince – Purple Rain

Queen – Fat Bottom Girls

Quiot Riot – Come On Feel The Noise

R. Kelly – Ignition

Ray Lomantagne – Trouble

Ray Lomantagne – Jolene

Reckless Kelly – Wicked Twisted Road

Rehab – Sitting At A Bar

Sam Hunt – Body Like A Backroad

Steve Miller Band – The Joker

Sublime – What I’ve Got

Sublime – Santeria

Sugar Ray – I Just Wanna Fly

Tesla – Signs

Tim McGraw – Felt Good On My Lips

Toby Keith – I Love This Bar

Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup

Tom Petty – Free Fallin

Tom Petty – Won’t Back Down

Tom Petty – You Wreck Me

Travis Tritt – Here’s A Quarter

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind

Willie Nelson – On The Road Again

Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally

Zac Brown Band – Toes

Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

Zac Brown Band – Highway 20 Ride

Zac Brown Band – Colder Weather