Ray Sanders (singer)

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Ray Sanders
Birth name Raymon Sanders[1]
Born (1935-10-01) October 1, 1935 (age 83)
Saint Johns, Kentucky
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1950s-present
Labels Liberty
Imperial
United Artists
Republic
Hillside
Associated acts Ray Price

Raymon Sanders (born October 1, 1935 in Saint Johns, Kentucky[1]) is an American Country Music artist. Between 1960 and 1980, he charted fourteen times on the Hot Country Songs charts with singles released by Liberty, Imperial and United Artists labels. He also sang backing vocals for Ray Price.[2]

Sanders was originally a disc jockey in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and later a performer at the Lincoln Jamboree and Renfro Valley Barn Dance. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1959 and signed with Liberty a year later, reaching top 20 on the country charts with "A World So Full of Love" and "Lonelyville".[3] In 1968, Sanders won Top New Male Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music.[4]

He moved to Imperial Records in 1969, reaching number 22 with "Beer Drinkin' Music", and then to United Artists. By 1977, he was working in Riverside, California as a house act for a club called White Sands.[3]

Thru the 2000s he has been recording for the independent label Hillside Records, having minor hits thru the European Country Music Charts

Discography[edit]

Title Album details
Feeling Good Is Easy
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: Imperial Records
  • Formats: LP
Judy
  • Release date: 1970
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP
A Rose by Any Other Name Alone
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: United Artists Records
  • Formats: LP
I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: LP
Love Position
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD
Country Hits, Vol. 1
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD
Ray Sanders and Friends
  • Release date: 2003
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD
Living on the Edge
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: CD
Ray Sanders Country
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Hillside
  • Formats: CD
Ray Sanders Sings Texas Dance Hall Music
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Hillside
  • Formats: CD
Funny How Time Slips Away
  • Release date: 2010
  • Label: Hillside
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country[1]
1960 "A World So Full of Love" 18 singles only
1961 "Lonelyville" 20
1969 "Beer Drinkin' Music" 22 Feeling Good Is Easy
"Three Tears (For the Sad, Hurt and Blue)" 73
1970 "Blame It on Rosey" 36 Judy
"Judy" 38
1971 "Walk All Over Georgia" 58 single only
"All I Ever Need Is You" 18 A Rose by Any Other Name Alone
1972 "A Rose by Any Other Name (Is Still a Rose)" 69
"Lucius Grinder" 67 single only
1973 "Another Way to Say Goodbye" 75
1977 "I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight" 56 I Don't Want to Be Alone Tonight
1978 "Tennessee" 91
1980 "You're a Pretty Lady, Lady" 93 single only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 368. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Ray Sanders". Ray Sanders. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ a b Brennan, Sandra. "Ray Sanders biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  4. ^ "ACMs - Previous Winners - Top New Male Vocalist". About.com. Retrieved 17 August 2011.

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