The Marty Ray Project: Chats

The Marty Ray Project: Chats

Aug 04, 2020 59 min

RONNIE McDOWELL - ELVIS'S singing voice for Hollywood, The King Is Gone, & Billboard Charts

In this episode we had the privilege of speaking with the legendary, Ronnie McDowell. He wrote and performed the song, "The King IS Gone" and tells us how that song was birthed, how well it did, and the hinderances that kept it from number one. We also discuss what it was like being the singing voice for Elvis in several movies about his life. Thats a crazy honor that he very well might be the only one to have. Find Ronnie McDowell's new album and all his music anywhere music is consumed. Also, find his phenomenal artwork on his website along with everything else he's up to on his website below. We've had a change in host for this show so very soon you will be introduced to the new co-host that will be with Marty Ray from here on out. We also will have video to accompany the audio. Unfortuanatley Jim Vest won't be able to continue to host the show with Marty for much longer. Thank yall so much for listening! PLEASE Subscribe, Rate & Review, and Share!
Jul 28, 2020 1 hr 9 min

RAZZY BAILEY - The State Of Country Music Today & A FIREAt Universal Studios That Burned All Of Razzy's Master Recordings

WE'RE BACK! Sorry for the gap in the episode upload schedule. We definitely didn't plan on the delay, but we are back on track and will have a new episode every Tuesday at 6AM CT from here on. On this episode we have Razzy Bailey and we get into an honest conversation about the current state of country music today, from the point of view of two legends, Jim Vest and Razzy, and Marty Ray. We also get to ask Razzy about the Universal Studios fire that burned up all his master recordings. Crazy and sad stuff. This is a must listen! We have a new format coming soon where we will have video as well as audio. Find all Razzy Bailey's music anywhere music is consumed. PLEASE Subscribe, Rate & Review, and Download wether you like it or not. Thanks so much for listening!
Mar 19, 2020 1 hr 9 min

BUDDY HYATT - TOTO, Randy Travis, Tracy Lawrence, & Poopin off a boat

I hope everyone is healthy and happy at the time of this post! The storm and coronavirus has delayed us here in Nashville slightly, but we're still created content and posting every week, this delay will be a constant. A new episode will be up every Monday from this point forward. This weeks episode is a fun one with a friend of Jim's and now a friend of mine, Buddy Hyatt, on to talk about the crazy way he became a touring member of the band TOTO. Buddy has worked with other monster artists as well like: Randy Travis, JoDee Mesina, Tracy Lawrence, and Lee Brice, to name a few. He now has his own studio in Nashville called Music City Trax and you can go to to book your next session with him and the man Jim Vest. Speaking of Jim, theres a story that Buddy tells about him and Jim that involves a boat, an upset stomach, and some poop that you have to hear. Join ud for this Marty Ray Project: Chats, I think you'll like it! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW, DOWNLOAD, RATE & REVIEW! I love yall dearly and we'll chat next week.
Mar 10, 2020 32 min

FIGHTER MARK HUNT - UFC Lawsuit, Jon Jones doing something under the octagon, Brock Lesnar cheating, and Aquaman, Jason Momoa Haka

UFC, PRIDE, & BELLATOR MMA Fighter, Mark Hunt is our guest this week and what a chat we had. He tells us the latest on the two lawsuits he has active against the UFC and why he filed them in the first place. The phone call is from Australia to the USA so it sounds a little rough at first, but it straightens out quickly after the intro. Mark tells us what he thinks about certain fighters like: Jon Jones, Brock Lesnar, and others. He also gives insight into what its like to fight someone that uses steroids and the cost for him afterwards. This one is packed with great conversation so please join us for this chat. Sorry the episode was late, we've had some storms that have caused a lot of damage here in Nashville area. Follow Mark Hunt on Instagram @MarkHuntFighter PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, DOWNLOAD, RATE & REVIEW! Love yall!
Mar 02, 2020 1 hr 12 min

RONI STONEMAN - Told she was TOO UGLY, her dad was recorded by THOMAS EDISON, first female banjo player, and she was a HEE HAW star.

Roni Stoneman is chocked full of legendary stories and history in music and TV. This episode is a little longer than normal because I wanted to be able to get as much of her awesomeness in it as possible. She started with the legendary Stoneman Family with her father, Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, who recorded the first ever one million seller country record and he was the first one recorded by Thomas Edison himself. She was one of the first female banjo players. She left the Stoneman Family and got a role on the legendary TV show, Hee Haw, where she would stay for several years making audiences laugh and dance. She was told she was too ugly to play at certain clubs, but she pressed on. Speaking of which, she now has a book out called, "Pressing On", which you can get at the link below. Thanks so much for coming out and chatting with us Roni, you're an absolute legend. Thank y"all for tuning in and for rating reviewing and subscribing! We love ya dearly.
Feb 24, 2020 58 min

CHRIS WALLIN - "Satan Knew My Grandma Well", 2 Billboard #1 hit songs battling, Kenny Chesney & Montgomery Gentry

Chris Wallin is a prolific songwriter with multiple Billboard number one hit songs. He wrote Something To Be Proud Of for Montgomery Gentry and it went to number one then knocked his own song out of the number one spot with his other song, Don't Blink for Kenny Chesney. He might be one of the only ones to ever do that as a songwriter. We had a blast chatting with him here, come listen in. He does a song at the end that moved me to tears, Satan Knew My Grandma Well. If you enjoy our show spread the word! SUBSCRIBE, DOWNLOAD, RATE & REVIEW! Love ya! CHECK OUT Chris Wallin & Cledus T. Judds new show here
Feb 17, 2020 30 min

CRAIG WAYNE BOYD - Winning THE VOICE, Blake Shelton, Starting Record Label, & Buried Songs

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, Jim and Marty get the inside scoop on what its like on the inside of the hit TV show The Voice, well, from at least Craig Wayne Boyds perspective. Craig is the winner of season 7 of The Voice and he was on Blake Sheltons team; he says Blake told him he had to get a certain pair of boots after he won. Give a listen and learn a little bit of what its like being on the show, winning the show, and life after the show. Thank so much for all the love on the first two episodes! There will be a new one every week so keep your notifications on! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE, REVIEW, & DOWNLOAD, they say it helps or something. Don't make us have to beg ya. LOVE YALL!
Feb 07, 2020 32 min

VANILLA ICE - His thoughts on my cover of Ice Ice Baby, TMNT, Ninjas, and Suge Knight

In this episode of The Marty Ray Project: Chats, we chat with our friend Vanilla Ice, AKA Rob Van Winkle, and get his thoughts on the Marty Ray Project version of his iconic song, Ice Ice Baby. We also set the record straight about what actually happened between him and Suge Knight a long time ago. Other than that its Ninja Turtles and Japanese Ninja shows. We do have fun! Check out Vanilla Ice Project and his new show Mystery Rides on DIY and HGTV. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, DOWNLOAD, & RATE! Love ya! In this episode Vanilla Ice challenges me to do something different with his TMNT song Ninja Rap, so I did a little bit at the end. Hope y'all enjoy it!
Feb 03, 2020 34 min

Jim Vest- Hall of Fame, Hank Jr., Hulk Hogan, Cash, and BB King

In this one we chat with each other and get into everything from Jim's illustrious career as a player and producer and also a glimpse at some of the people that he and I have met along our journey. He's met far more than me. We talk about everything from Country Music Hall Of Fame to Hulk Hogan calling him and asking him to help him break his daughter Brooke into the business. It's a good one. Please Subscribe, Rate, and Share with anyone you see walking down the street. Love ya!
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