Chad Gray

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Chad Gray
Chad Gray - 9-30 Club.jpg
Chad Gray performing with Hellyeah in 2008
Background information
Also known as Kud, Chüd, Helvis
Born (1971-10-16) October 16, 1971 (age 46)
Latham, Illinois, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996–present
  • Epic
  • No Name Recordings
  • Bullygoat Records
Associated acts

Chad Gray (born October 16, 1971), is the lead vocalist for the groove metal supergroup Hellyeah and former lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Mudvayne.

Personal life[edit]

Gray is the son of Dan and Mitzi Gray of Illinois. In Hellyeah's DVD Below the Belt, he talks of how his grandmother, Betty Rau, raised him and would bring him to perform in choir.

He quit his factory job that paid $40,000 a year to move to Peoria, Illinois and formed Mudvayne.[1]

In 2005, Gray's grandmother Betty Rau died after battling cancer for several years. Gray dedicated the Hellyeah song "Thank You" to his grandmother and also wrote Mudvayne's "Death Blooms" about her illness.

Gray is known both for his clean singing and trademark screams and growls.[citation needed]

Gray has made several guest appearances with other bands, including on the songs "Monsters" by V Shape Mind, "Falling Backwards" by Bloodsimple and "Miracle" by Nonpoint.[citation needed]

Gray has made an appearance during Mitch Lucker's Memorial Show and sang "Fuck Everything" by Suicide Silence.[citation needed]