Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Doyle has contributed to more than a dozen CDs as a longtime member of the popular cowboy and Western band Wylie & the Wild West. He has logged countless miles performing on five continents at venues ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers. Ray has played at national folk festivals and cowboy poetry gatherings, at French rodeos and in Australian wool sheds. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ray emigrated with his family to Canada, and eventually settled near Hollywood, California. His newly released second solo CD, “The Emigrant Trail”, celebrates Ray’s Irish heritage, Western music influences and first-hand emigrant experience. In 2009 the CD received nominations from the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) for Western Album of the Year, and from the Western Music Association (WMA) for Traditional Western Album and Song of the Year for "The Emigrant Trail
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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ray Doyle has contributed to more than a dozen CDs as a longtime member of the popular cowboy and Western band Wylie and the Wild West. Logging countless miles, Ray has performed on five continents at venues ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers, national folk festivals and cowboy poetry gatherings, at French rodeos and in Australian wool sheds. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ray emigrated with his family to Canada, and eventually settled near Hollywood, California. His newly released second solo CD, "The Emigrant Trail" celebrates Ray's Irish heritage, Western influences and first-hand emigrant experience. In 2009 the album was nominationed by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) for Western Album of the Year, and by the Western Music Association (WMA) for Traditional Western Album and Song of the Year. Most recently, Ray was honored as the 2011 recipient of the WMA Outstanding Instrumentalist Award.
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