Ray Pillow

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Ray Pillow
Born (1937-07-04) July 4, 1937 (age 77)[1]
Origin Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Genres Country
Instruments Vocals
Labels Capitol, ABC, Plantation, Mega, Dot, MCA, First Generation[2]
Associated acts Jean Shepard

Ray Pillow (born July 4, 1937 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music singer who has also worked as a music publisher and A&R representative. In his career, he has charted eighteen times on the Billboard country singles charts, with his highest-peaking song being the No. 9 "I'll Take the Dog," a duet with Jean Shepard.[1] After charting for the last time in 1981, Pillow founded Sycamore Records with Larry McFadden,[1] and later worked in the A&R department of Capitol Records.

Pillow has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1966.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Country
1965 Presenting Ray Pillow
1966 I'll Take the Dog (with Jean Shepard) 11
1967 Even When It's Bad, It's Good
1969 Ray Pillow Sings
People Music
1972 Slippin' Around with Ray Pillow
1975 Countryfied 46
1984 One Too Many Memories

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Country[2] CAN Country
1965 "Take Your Hands Off My Heart" 49
"Thank You Ma'am" 17
1966 "Common Colds and Broken Hearts" 32
"I'll Take the Dog" (with Jean Shepard) 9
"Volkswagen" 25
"Mr. Do It Yourself" (with Jean Shepard) 25
1967 "I Just Want to Be Alone" 56
"Gone with the Wine" 62
1968 "Wonderful Day" 51
1969 "Reconsider Me" 38
1972 "Since Then" 62
"She's Doing It to Me Again" 66
1974 "Countryfied" 80 85
"Livin' in the Sunshine of Your Love" 77
1975 "Roll On, Truckers" 100
1978 "Who's Gonna Tie My Shoes" 97
1979 "Super Lady" 82
1981 "One Too Many Memories" 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sandra Brennan. "Ray Pillow biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 326. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Ray Pillow". Grand Ole Opry. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Opry Member List PDF". April 23, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 

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