Island (Edit) - Eddy Raven - Island (Edit) Garvin Futch born August 19,known professionally as Eddy Ravenis an American country music singer and songwriter. Raven has a total of eighteen top-ten hits on that chart. Rileyand The Oak Ridge Boys among others. Raven's music is defined by mainstream country, country popCajun musicand reggaeand he wrote a large number of his singles by himself.
Futch first played in a band at age thirteen. Raven's first record was heard by fellow Cajun country musician Jimmy C. Newmanwho helped him sign a publishing contract with Acuff-Rose Music. Both Newman and Raven's father then encouraged him to move to Nashville, Tennessee.
Rileyand Randy Cornor. Raven charted seven more singles for the label between then andthe most successful being "Good News, Bad News", which achieved a peak of number 27 there. Raven left ABC in when Gant also departed the label. The last of these was the most successful of the five, reaching number 23 in According to Raven, Bowen was the first record producer he encountered who was willing to let him record "my music, not what the record company wanted me to cut.
Raven wrote the first three by himself. A concert review in The Arizona Republic noted of Raven's style at the time that his style had potential for pop crossovers, while O Radix Jesse - Les Chœurs De Pierre Kaelin, Fribourg - Gregoriani Cantus - Die Schönsten Gregoriani stating that the song showed his lyrical skill by not resolving its central theme of a love triangle.
During this hiatus, he disassociated himself from his existing producers and managers and began writing songs with Frank J. Myersa songwriter who was also the guitarist and bandleader of his road band.
After having success on the songwriting front, which included the title track of Tanya Tucker 's late album ChangesRaven was inspired to resume recording in His first single for the label was " I Got Mexico ", which also became his first number-one single on Hot Country Songs that year. In the process of recording, he and Worley chose to incorporate a more acoustic influence on some tracks, and thus chose Mark O'Connor to play fiddle and mandolin. In addition to most of his RCA singles, it included three new songs that were all sent out as singles.
While Beckett had played on some of Raven's previous albums, Raven said that he was unaware of Beckett's roles as a producer at the time, and agreed to the offer after discovering that Beckett had been a producer on several recordings of which he was a fan. InNashville-based producer Jimmy Bowen founded the independent country music label Universal Records and signed Raven.
While The Encyclopedia of Country Music stated that Raven chose Ass Now Raw - CxPxS* - Truth end his contract with RCA over poor record sales,  Raven himself said at the time that Bowen had recruited him for the Livin la Vida Loca - Various - McMusic Hits 99 label after determining that his musical style would fit well among the other artists he had signed.
At Bowen's request, Beckett stayed on as Raven's producer. In DecemberBowen closed the Universal label to become president of Capitol Records ' Nashville division, to which Raven and several other former Universal artists were transferred. Another album for Capitol Nashville, Right for the Flightfollowed in Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine called it "a good-natured record that is a lot of fun while it's playing".
While he continued to record independently, Island (Edit) - Eddy Raven - Island (Edit) Records retained the rights to works he had recorded under their tenure. This culminated in the compilation 20 Favoritesconsisting of singles, album cuts, and previously-unreleased content.
Despite the lack of radio and television success from the singles, Raven promoted them through performances at an American Legion convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Flag Day June 14and as part of Nashville's Independence Day July 4 festivities. One of the songs on the album, "Coldest Fire", Island (Edit) - Eddy Raven - Island (Edit) a song that Raven had begun writing in at the encouragement of Gant, but found Island (Edit) - Eddy Raven - Island (Edit) unable to finish for a long period following Gant's death that same year.
Raven's musical style is defined largely by his strong influence of Cajun musicalong with his lyric-driven songs and distinct vocal delivery. According to Raven, he drew musical influence from his father, who largely listened to country music, but he also drew influence from the prominence of Cajun music in his native Louisiana. Several Island (Edit) - Eddy Raven - Island (Edit) Raven's songs were later Frank Weir - The Happy Wanderer/ From Your Lips (Shellac) for other artists.
He had written and recorded the song while still on ABC, but the label chose not to release it at the time due to executives considering it unsuitable as a single.
Raven has been married twice. His first wife was Gayle, whom he married in The couple had two children: Ryan and Coby,  the former of whom was the inspiration for the song "Thank God for Kids". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American country music singer and songwriter. Country Cajun. Main article: Eddy Raven discography. Retrieved Hot Country Songs to Record Research, Inc. Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4 ed.
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