Ray Vega

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Ray Vega
Birth name Ray Justin Vega[1]
Born (1961-07-28) July 28, 1961 (age 56)[2]
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels BNA
Ariola
Associated acts The Vega Brothers

Ray Vega (born July 28, 1961) is an American country and adult contemporary artist.

In the 1980s, Vega performed with his brother, Robert, as The Vega Brothers. The duo were signed by MCA Records and their single "Heartache the Size of Texas" peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1986.[2] Their music was produced by Jimmy Bowen. After the duo broke up, Vega worked various odd jobs in Nashville.[3]

Vega was signed to BNA Records as a solo artist in 1996. His debut single, "Remember When," peaked at No. 56 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song was produced by Josh Leo.[4] After the disappointing response to the single, release of Vega's debut album, also titled Remember When, was cancelled; promotional copies, however, did enter into the marketplace. Another single, "Even More," failed to chart in the United States, although it reached No. 57 on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart in Canada.

Vega later recorded a pop album, 1999's Geography, that was released in Germany via BMG. Additionally, country artist Dusty Drake recorded a composition of Vega's, entitled "And Then," and released it as his debut single in 2002.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Remember When
Geography

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country CAN Country CAN AC
1996 "Remember When" 56 94 Remember When
1997 "I Can Dream"[5]
"Even More"[6] 57
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1996 "Remember When" Steven Goldmann

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results for Ray Justin Vega". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 439. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "New Artist Fact File" (PDF). Radio & Records: 46. December 6, 1996. 
  4. ^ "Talent to spare". Billboard: 27. 28 December 1996. 
  5. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records: 56. March 28, 1997. 
  6. ^ "A/C picks" (PDF). Gavin Report: 19. November 14, 1997.