He was stationed in Germany and Turkey with the United States Air Force. As an all-around entertainer in the USA, Lane performed in regional musical theater productions of West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Tom Foolery, Sophisticated Ladies and La Bohème.
McCray left the USAF to pursue his musical career full-time. It was in Saarbrücken, Germany where he met Melanie Thornton (1967–2001) when they fronted the cover band Groovin' Affairs, going on to form La Bouche.
After Thornton died in a 2001 plane crash while promoting a re-release of her solo album "Ready to Fly", McCray shied away from the limelight and took some time to mourn his friend and partner. As of 2015 Lane (La Bouche) began working with Hungarian-born Sophie Cairo.
He devotes some of his time to those living with HIV/AIDS through local, national, and international foundations. Giving back is a huge part of who he is and is always looking for opportunities to do just that.
Lane is the son of Lane McCray Sr. (1937-2016) and Joyce McCray, brother of Doreen and Deidre and father of Shannon Breonna McCray and glampop to Hamza Ishmael
In September 2016, Lane is set to release a brand new La Bouche single with subsequent tracks to follow to the release of a complete new CD from the group.
- 2016 I Feel you/Single Lane McCray Featuring BG The Price of Rap (DMN Records)
- 2016 Dream/Single by Lane McCray (DMN Records)
- 2015 Sweet Dreams/Single by Lane McCray Vs DJane Monique (DMN Records)
- 2015 Part of Me/Single by Lane McCray (solo)Featuring Maestro Riko (DMN Records)
- 2014 - Heartbeat/Single by Lane McCray (solo) Featuring Down South (DMN Records)
- 2008 - Be My Lady/Single (202 Digital)
- 2003 - In Your Life/Single (Logic Records)
- 2002 - In Your Life/Single (BMG Berlin/MCI)
- 2001 - All I Want/Single (BMG Berlin/MCI)
- 2000 - SOS/LP (US) (RCA)
- 1999 - A Moment of Love/LP (BMG Berlin/MCI)
- 1999 - You Won't Forget Me (BMG Berlin/MCI)
- 1999 - SOS/Single (RCA)
- 1997 - All Mixed Up/LP (RCA)
- 1996 - Falling in Love/Dance Mix (RCA)
- 1996 - Sweet Dreams/Single (RCA)
- 1995 - Be My Lover/Single (RCA)
- 1995 - Falling in Love/Single (BMG/Logic)
- 1995 - I Love to Love/Single (BMG/Berlin/MCI)
- 1995 - Be My Lover/Single (BMG Berlin/MCI)
- 1994 - Sweet Dreams/Single (BMG Berlin/MCI)