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Today on the Dads with Daughters Podcast we spoke with CJ Ray about his experiences as a father but also about his music, his faith and more. CJ Ray is a son, a husband, a father and a Granddude. His family is incredibly important to him and he has created his life and art around them. Learn more about this amazing dad!
About CJ Ray
While pursuing his desire to inspire, CJ RAY brings forth his collection of lyric-centered rock, pop and contemporary music. Inspired by the sounds of Train, Gavin DeGraw, Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Jason Mraz, CJ RAY combines hooks with intelligent lyrics of hope, contentment, love and forgiveness into each and every one of his songs.
Raised as Chris O’Brien in a suburb north of Chicago, he started playing music at a young age at church and with kids from his middle school. His first venture was as a drummer in a four-member rock band that covered songs from bands like Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Bad Company and featured now-famous classmate, Tom Morello on guitar and lead vocals. Wanting to write and sing, Chris purchased his first guitar in eighth grade for $75 from a local second-hand music store and started writing songs. Influences on his early writings ranged from Neal Young and The Eagles to Led Zeppelin and Bryan Adams. During High School and College he continued to hone his songwriting skills while playing guitar and singing in working bands in Miami Florida and Chicago; eventually releasing a recording entitled Hard Road by CUSA in the mid 90’s.
Now known as CJ RAY, this Nevada based, singer-songwriter is seeking to find the best avenue to share his songs of hope and grace as well as other emotional subjects of the heart, mind and soul. Chris wants his music to make his listeners find joy and peace in any circumstance they find themselves in.
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