Make sure you see JamesRay at the 2025 Wairarapa Music In The Country Festival. He’s a multi award winning international performing and recording artist. His awards include the NCMA Male Artist of the Year and the VACNZ Top Male Artist. He has been a grand finalist for best male country artist by the Kiwi Pro-Am national music awards. Winner of an ACMA Award  for the Best Original Song, Best Male Vocalist and Best Overall Performer. He is also an NZCMA Entertainer of the Year Songwriter Winner.

His Album, “Chasing the Dream” was a New Zealand Music Tui Grand Finalist in both the ‘Best Country Album’ and ‘Best Country Song’. Sony Records has included JAMESRAY on “NZ’s Best Country Songs” compilation CD along with Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn and many other great kiwi artists.

His New Zealand train song; “Ride the Rollin’ Thunder”, was included on Sony’s second compilation: ‘Godzone Country – The Very Best of New Zealand Country Music.’

JamesRay became the Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year Award Winner and represented NZ at the ten day Telstra Mildura Music Festival, Australia’s largest independent artist Music Festival.

After touring the world throughout the mid 90’s with Bob Dylan, he settled in NZ for a lifestyle change. JamesRay has become a NZ citizen and found a unique niche for himself as a much demanded artist.

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