Ray Kennedy (country singer)

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Ray Kennedy
Born (1954-05-13) May 13, 1954 (age 64)
OriginBuffalo, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1980s-present
Associated actsSteve Earle, Cindy Bullens

Ray Kennedy (born May 13, 1954)[1] is an American country music artist. He has recorded two albums for Atlantic Records. His two Atlantic albums produced a total of four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, with 1991's "What a Way to Go" being his only top 40 country hit, peaking at No. 10.

Born in the New York city of Buffalo, Kennedy won a Grammy Award in 2005 in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category for production on Steve Earle's album The Revolution Starts Now. He has produced many recordings with Earle known collectively as The Twangtrust.[2]

Ray's father, Ray Kennedy, Sr., who was the credit manager for Sears, formed the concept for the Discover Card, which was launched in 1985.[1] He is married to Siobhan Maher Kennedy.[3]



Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
What a Way to Go 51
Guitar Man
  • Release date: October 27, 1992
  • Label: Atlantic Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart
US Country
CAN Country
1991 "What a Way to Go" 10 8 What a Way to Go
"Scars" 58 59
"I Like the Way It Feels" 74 80
1992 "No Way Jose" 70 Guitar Man
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1991 "What a Way to Go" Richard Jernigan
1992 "No Way Jose" Marc Ball

As a producer[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits, p.173. ISBN 0-8230-7632-6.
  2. ^ Mixonline. "Steve Earle interview/review". Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. Retrieved 8/10/13. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121010203612/http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-entertainment/echo-entertainment/2002/03/22/why-i-m-in-blues-heaven-again-100252-11726044/
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 22. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.