Tostitos Championship Plaza
This event is cancelled due to anticipated cold weather
Join us for our new monthly outdoor concert series, Sounds of The Star, on Wednesday, December 14th from 7-9pm featuring Ray Johnston Band.
Enjoy live music acts from near and far as they perform on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco. Bring your friends & family, pack a picnic, and arrive ready to jam out.
December’s show features the inimitable talents of Ray Johnston Band!
The Ray Johnston Band has built a solid foundation over the years based on melodies and lyrics that always seem to lean on the positive side of life. This frame of mind is Ray’s best feature, and everyone who knows him will admit that his “glass is half full” attitude has a sobering effect on lives that are often overburdened, overtired and just plain “over it.” Having 5 1⁄2 years in remission from Leukemia will definitely put things into perspective for pretty much anyone.
His previous album “No Bad Days” not only put Ray on a much larger map as a genuine songwriter and artist, but also stands as a shining example of how much music fans gravitate to his special brand of “happy.”
Now, after a year and a half of keeping up with the demands of a successful album, Ray is set to impart more of those buoyant vibes with the release of his new EP “#GoesGoodWith.” “I like the songs I co-write and sing to be like a good romantic comedy. The right balance of humor, joy, love, honesty, wit, and always more sun than rain. This is how I would describe “#GoesGoodWith.”
The success of his latest album “No Bad Days” is not only the result of a growing fan base with 120 plus shows played yearly including headlining gigs at the House of Blues in Dallas and the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, but also 7 singles on the Texas Music Chart, over a quarter of a million streams online and national exposure garnered from songs co-written among a significant company of peers.
The last year parades a slew of national music placements including the ABC hit drama “Nashville” with “Keep It Rollin’,” the new Netflix series “The Ranch” starring Ashton Kutcher, Debra Winger and Sam Elliott with “This One’s On Me,” and a cut on iconic country music stars ALABAMA’s latest album “Southern Drawl” with “No Bad Days.” Add to that a hit music video on CMT Pure 12-Pack with the album’s first single “More Crown Than Coke,” and a deluge of media raves including feature pieces on Billboard’s The 615 and Country Weekly Magazine; all this, and yet, when you ask Ray what one of his proudest career highlights is, he will tell you it was the licensing agreement with his alma mater, the University of Alabama, for the use of his originally penned song “Alabama Crimson Tide.”
His feet-to-the-pavement work ethic securing partnerships with Luke’s Fastbreaks and Be The Match, a sponsorship deal with Bud Light, national music placements and a growing tour schedule certainly exposes a sharp mind, but at his core, Ray is all heart.