CANADIAN COUNTRY SINGER RAY GIBSON RELEASES DEBUT EP OCTOBER 16
Toronto, ON - Up and coming country singer, Ray Gibson will release her self-titled debut EP on iTunes October 16, 2015. The EP will top what has been a fantastic year for the young singer, whose debut single "In Your Kiss" was released to Canadian radio on September 14.
The six-track EP sees Gibson collaborating with several noted Nashville songwriters, including Frank Myers (Alabama, Reba, Lonestar), Kelsea Ballerini, Jeremy Stover (Emerson Drive, Justin Moore) and Jimmy Robbins (Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban). Jeff Johnson, Jordan Oorebeek and Tom and Carly McKillip each produced tracks for the release and the result is an EP that delivers a diverse selection of songs, each highlighting Gibson's powerful voice and various musical influences.
"What a ride this project has been!! I'm so blessed to have worked with an incredible team of people during this journey leading up to my EP release; it was nothing short of amazing during the entire recording process," enthuses Gibson. "This EP covers all ranges of emotions and genres bordering country music right now. I'm so excited to finally release to the public what I've been working so hard on for the last year and a half. I hope you enjoy the new music and will continue to follow me on my music journey. My new survival kit? Spare guitar strings and coffee."
This year Gibson placed in the Top 6 of the CCMA Discovery Program and was selected as one of the Top 10 for the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Program. In both 2014 and 2015, Gibson was the first ballot nominee for the Female Vocalist of the Year Award by the British Columbia Country Music Association.
Gibson's interest in music began at the age of three, when she began to play songs by ear on the piano. At 15 she began to play the guitar, and once again found herself able to play with proficiency. Gibson first gained widespread attention over social media, by posting videos of herself singing. In 2013, her cover of Carrie Underwood's song "Good Girl" was re-posted by the country superstar. As Gibson's online presence began to draw more attention, she began to land performance opportunities alongside country musicians such as Aaron Pritchett, Tyler Ward and Wes Mack. She recently performed at an after-party for stars Florida Georgia Line in Kamloops, BC, at Boots and Hearts Festival and in Halifax during Country Music Week for the Discovery Showcase.
1. In Your Kiss
2. You Still Got That
5. Ain't Your Girl
6. Lovin' You Lately