Celebration of Ray Frushay (04/22/2018)

Songwriters Across Texas and Giddy Ups hosted and filmed a celebration of all things Ray Frushay.  What a beautiful Sunday afternoon!  It wasn’t the weather that was beautiful, it only enhanced the music, friendship, and love spread all around Giddy Ups that day.

Oh, you don’t know who Ray is?  Well, that happens a lot with songwriters.  While Ray was a prolific songwriter in the 60s and 70s, he was also in demand as a performer.   He either opened for or did concerts with people like Johnny Cash, Mel Tillis, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, Statler Bros. Roger Miller, Doug Kershaw, Jim Reeves, Porter Wagner, June Carter…..and the list goes on and on.  But, it wasn’t only country stars!  There’s that blues and rockin’ side, too, with the likes of BB King, Little Richard, and Ike/Tina Turner.  Like we said…the list goes on and on.  🙂

There were so many talented performers including Glen Collins, Neal Ford, Frank Iarossi, Carl Hutchens, Steve Griggs, and Armadillo Road.  And, the songs Ray, Barbara, and Ray’s daughter Sheri did were magic to see the family on stage together.  The band and sound crew did a fantastic job!!  Thanks to Melody Zapata (drums), Josh Jarrett (lead), Tee Jay Hill (bass), with Robert Brady (sound) and Jeremy Nelson (videography).