David Ray got his start in his native Michigan. While learning a few chords on his father’s guitar, Ray gravitated toward country, classic rock and folk music, listening to people like Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakam and James Taylor.
He knew he wanted a career in music, but Ray did the prudent thing and pursued a college education at Central Michigan University. Ray set out for Nashville where he planned to use his degree to teach school while learning more about the city and the music business. However, he ended up accepting a teaching position in South Florida, without knowing what the future would hold for him there.