Another dream achieved for former Las Cruces Officer Turned Country Singer, Frank Ray
Back in April of 2017 New Mexico Native, Frank Ray was sitting next to his manager, Oscar Chavira, at the Grand Ole Opry when he whispered to him, “Hey man, that’s the goal right there.”
Fast forward 4 years later, that goal was achieved and American Country Music singer Frank Ray recently shared a video on his Facebook showing proof of that goal being achieved!
The 30 second video shows a snippet of his official debut at the Grand Ole Opry this past November. The caption on his post read, “2021 was an exciting year for my music career, but I don’t know that there was a single moment that could top my debut at the Grand Ole Opry.”
The Grand Ole Opry shared the full 6-minute video on their YouTube page:
The journey for Ray has not been an easy one. When his daughter was only 3-months old he had the difficult decision of choosing whether to continue with his current job as a Las Cruces police officer or taking that leap of faith and choosing to continue pursuing his passion for music.
“The obvious choice was to stay in law enforcement because that provided a paycheck,” said Ray.
Thankfully, his wife knocked some sense into him and convinced him to choose the career path she knew he needed and wanted to take.
Since leaving his job in law enforcement and pursuing his music career, Ray has released an EP titled, “Different Kind of Country” and in 2021 he signed with BBR Music Group and released his debut single, “Streetlights,” which features him singing in both English and Spanish.
His latest single, “Country’d Look Good on You” entered the Top 40 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts.
Safe to say, Country AND success look good on Frank Ray and if his journey can teach us anything it should be to never give up on your dreams and to surround yourself with people who will always cheer you on. Especially when you begin to doubt yourself.