Going against the grain of modern country music - Humboldt, Saskatchewan
singer-songwriter Ray Whitton sings the songs we all need to hear. Invoking emotion with
every word in a classic style created by clear, concise vocals backed with compelling
stories of love and life; Ray Whitton has written stories that we all can understand. Stories
further complemented with unforgettable melodies and (of course) his signature growl.
Chapters of songs written from the heart, driven by a relentless dedication to empower
and firmly rooted in the rural fabric of the Saskatchewan way of life. Life isn’t perfect but
thanks to the talents of Ray Whitton we’re given the ability to take a moment, close our
eyes and recognize that through his music it may just feel like it at times. Inspired by his
surroundings and influenced by several traditional and modern styles, the roots country
music of Ray Whitton not only helps us relive our memories but create them.
With over a decade of dedication to his craft, Ray Whitton has taken his daily songwriting
rituals (that have now included Saskatchewan recording icon, Jay Semko of The Northern
Pikes featured on his hit song, Kiss Me You Fool) and used them to build a prosperous
and a successful career. Already a recognizable face at ‘Saskatchewan’s Charity’
Telemiracle, the career of Ray Whitton would not only see him sharing the stage with
notable Saskatchewan country acts such as Blake Berglund, Codie Prevost and J.J Voss
but eventually becoming one himself.
Winner of the 2016 Saskatchewan Country Music Award for ‘Roots Album of the Year’ his
accomplishments have also included playing the Mainstage of the Craven Country
Jamboree, being a finalist in the Big Dog 92.7 Next Big Thing & 620 CKRM Proudly
Saskatchewan Showcases plus appearances at almost every Saskatchewan music festival
through the years.
Releasing two successful EPs and two official singles, ‘Love You off Your Feet’ and ‘Kiss Me
You Fool’ to country radio across the country, Ray Whitton is now focused and prepared
to return to the studio to record his highly anticipated full length album.
While it’s no surprise that the music and career of Ray Whitton has been a lifelong
commitment, like a perfect picture or a starry Summer night it’s a sound you just never
forget! ~ Taron Cochrane Entertainment
Songs we play: Love You Off Your Feet