Lonny Ray is an award winning singer/songwriter from the Great State of Michigan. Growing up in a middle class family, Lonny Ray spent many hours on the family piano before he picked up his guitar at age 14. His prolific songwriting has been honed over the years through life experiences.
His creations have landed on the Showtime Series Dexter as well as We-TV's Texas Multi Mamas, A&E Combat Pawn, NFL Network Mean Joe Greene Story, CBS NCIS, Hallmark Channels When Calls The Heart and the original Hallmark movie Appetite For Love, as well as many other television shows.
He landed a placement on the Jim Wilson movie 50 to 1 starring William Duvane, Christian Kane and Skeet Ulrich in 2014.
He has been nominated several times for the Detroit Music Awards for Best Country Songwriter and won the 25th Anniversary of Review Magazine for his writing skills.
In 2018, Lonny Ray was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Rising Star by the Nashville Universe Awards and inducted into the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame.
Lonny Ray I'm Right Here
"It’s a baritone ballad with a mellow, r&b vibe and some cool guitar filigrees. Well written and sung with warmth." Robert K. Oermann is a longtime contributor to MusicRow. He is a respected music critic, author and historian.
“Lonny Ray has extraordinary chops: a hybrid of folk, country and contemporary. "That Summer Again" expounds on a time two people were able to meet and share a memorable life experience. Often times, we forget that life isn't just about short-term conspicuous gain or loss but it's the romance that we truly value and treasure in our lifetime. The ability to love is powerfully conveyed in his new release - an extremely nostalgic piece of work. Vocals are strong, along with great production and effortless instrumentation. This award-winning musician's sophistication, poise and ability to interpret provocative lyrics have landed him a spot on our #360WatchList.”
“A country boy down to his bones, Lonny Ray knew what his heart desired at the age of three, and that was to be a country music artist and he has been making his dream come true. Ray has many influences when it comes to music, including his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Ray is currently on the soundtrack for the 2014 motion picture 50 to 1 starring Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane and William Duvane, produced by Academy Award® winner Jim Wilson, and was excited about the experience. Ray took time out to sit down with New Mexico Entertainment to talk about his childhood, his career and what the future holds.”