Ray Pillow

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Ray Pillow
Born(1937-07-04) July 4, 1937 (age 76)[1]
OriginLynchburg, Virginia, USA
GenresCountry
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsCapitol, ABC, Plantation, Mega, Dot, MCA, First Generation[2]
Associated actsJean Shepard
 
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Ray Pillow
Born(1937-07-04) July 4, 1937 (age 76)[1]
OriginLynchburg, Virginia, USA
GenresCountry
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsCapitol, ABC, Plantation, Mega, Dot, MCA, First Generation[2]
Associated actsJean Shepard

Ray Pillow (born July 4, 1937 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American country music singer who has also worked as a music publisher and A&R representative. In his career, he has charted eighteen times on the Billboard country singles charts, with his highest-peaking song being the No. 9 "I'll Take the Dog," a duet with Jean Shepard.[1] After charting for the last time in 1981, Pillow founded Sycamore Records with Larry McFadden,[1] and later worked in the A&R department of Capitol Records.

Pillow has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1966.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearSingleChart Positions
US Country
1965Presenting Ray Pillow
1966I'll Take the Dog (with Jean Shepard)11
1967Even When It's Bad, It's Good
1969Ray Pillow Sings
People Music
1972Slippin' Around with Ray Pillow
1975Countryfied46
1984One Too Many Memories

Singles[edit]

YearSingleChart Positions
US Country[2]CAN Country
1965"Take Your Hands Off My Heart"49
"Thank You Ma'am"17
1966"Common Colds and Broken Hearts"32
"I'll Take the Dog" (with Jean Shepard)9
"Volkswagen"25
"Mr. Do It Yourself" (with Jean Shepard)25
1967"I Just Want to Be Alone"56
"Gone with the Wine"62
1968"Wonderful Day"51
1969"Reconsider Me"38
1972"Since Then"62
"She's Doing It to Me Again"66
1974"Countryfied"8085
"Livin' in the Sunshine of Your Love"77
1975"Roll On, Truckers"100
1978"Who's Gonna Tie My Shoes"97
1979"Super Lady"82
1981"One Too Many Memories"82

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sandra Brennan. "Ray Pillow biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 326. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Ray Pillow". Grand Ole Opry. Retrieved July 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Opry Member List PDF". April 23, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 

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