Ray Stevens

“Doin’ Good in the Hood” – Ramblin’ Ray Stevens & Nick Gale join in community cleanup effort.

Saturday, April 23rd was “Clean & Green” day in Chicago, a citywide cleanup campaign to beautify neighborhoods in celebration of Earth Day. Ray Stevens and Nick Gale helped the effort in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood. Before the event started, Cub Scout Troop 1221 members joined Ray and Nick in a TV interview on FOX 32 news. Watch that interview here:
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Penny Jackson Ragsdale, Wife of Ray Stevens, Dead at 78

Penny Jackson Ragsdale, the wife of country music legend Ray Stevens, died Friday night after a battle with cancer. She was 78. Her death came after Stevens, 82, canceled his New Year's Eve show at his CabaRay Showroom in Nashville to be by her side. Ragsdale died at the couple's...
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Ray Stevens Mourns Loss of His Wife, Penny Ragsdale

Ray Stevens is mourning the loss of his wife, Penny Jackson Ragsdale, who passed away on on December 31. Ragsdale was 78 years old when she passed away, following a battle with cancer. The couple had been married more than 60 years. The news was announced on social media. Stevens...

Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Stevens’ Wife Has Died

The wife of Country Music Hall of Fame singer/songwriter, Ray Stevens passed away. The tragic event occurred just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. In a post on Facebook, the spokesperson for the singer discussed his wife’s worsening condition. They also mentioned the canceling of his concert:. “It...

Ray Stevens Cancels New Year’s Eve Show Due to Wife Reaching ‘End-of-Life’ Stage

Legendary musician and comedian Ray Stevens will cancel his New Year’s Eve show as he cares for his ailing wife. A Country Music Hall of Famer, Ray Stevens is preparing to say goodbye to his wife of many years due to her prolonged illness. A message posted to Stevens’ social media page says his wife has made a turn for the worst and is entering the “end of life” stage. Ray Stevens, 82, has canceled his New Year’s Eve show at his Nashville dinner theater CabaRay to care for his wife. The post to his Facebook page describes the singer as “devastated” and says his only current focus is being with his wife, Penny.

Ray Stevens Cancels Show as His Wife Is at ‘End-of-Life Stage’

Ray Stevens will no longer be performing at his CabaRay venue on New Year’s Eve as planned. The Country Music Hall of Fame member revealed, in a post shared on social media, that his wife is nearing the end of her life, and he has canceled his show to be with her.

Ray Stevens Shares His Wife Is Suddenly at “The End-of-Life Stage”

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens is preparing to say a last goodbye to his wife. A message on his Facebook page Wednesday revealed that Stevens’ wife Penny suffered from a prolonged illness and suddenly progressed to “the end-of-life stage.”. “Ray is devastated,” the post read....

Ray Stevens cancels New Years show to take care of wife

Ray Stevens cancelled his New Years show due to serious health conditions facing his wife. Stevens shared a post a Facebook announcing he will be cancelling his New Year’s Eve show that was going to be performed at the CabaRay in Nashville. Stevens’ wife, Penny Jackson, has had a prolonged illness that has rapidly progressed to the end-of-life stage Stevens said in a Facebook post.

New Music From Ray Stevens

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Stevens talked about his new comedy album, "Ain't Nothin' Funny Anymore" and the reopening of CabaRay reopening. Currently the CabaRay Showroom is open on Saturdays only. "Ain't Nothin' Funny Anymore" by Ray Stevens will be released on Friday, October 8 wherever you buy music or you can pre-order it now at

Ray Stevens

Have an opinion? Add your comment below. Singer/songwriter Ray Stevens will release the 14-track comedy album “Ain't Nothin' Funny Anymore” on October 8th via Curb Records. For over six decades, the Country Music Hall of Fame member has brought his brand of comedy to songs like "The Streak," "Mississippi Squirrel Revival," "It's Me Again, Margaret" and "Shriner's Convention." It's been several years since he has released an album totally dedicated to comedy music, but he feels the world needs a good dose of laughter right now.