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      Eddy Raven’s kind of music is rich in lyrical imagery and strong in artistic roots. He has been writing and playing a mixture of rock, country, Cajun and blues since he was a Louisiana teenager. In fact, his first single release for the Georgia-based Cosmos label, “Once A Fool”, was one of his... read more
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      Eddy Raven’s kind of music is rich in lyrical imagery and strong in artistic roots. He has been writing and playing a mixture of rock, country, Cajun and blues since he was a Louisiana teenager. In fact, his first single release for the Georgia-based Cosmos label, “Once A Fool”, was one of his own compositions.
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      He gained a huge amount of all-around knowledge working at Lafayette’s La Louisianne label selling records and working in the facility’s sound studios. It was there that Raven first worked with the great regional stars such as Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Dale and Grace (“I’m Leaving It All Up To You”) and John Fred and the Playboy Band. The great Bobby Charles (“Walking To New Orleans” and “See You Later Alligator”) lived only a few miles away. He cut one of Eddy’s songs and became something of a songwriter mentor to the young writer/artist.
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      La Louisianne added Eddy to its roster and released his “That Cajun Country Sound”. This release led Opry star Jimmy C. Newman to invite Raven to Nashville. Acuff-Rose Publishing signed the young man as a staff writer and he went back to Louisiana determined to write a hit song. He met that goal writing “Country Green” and “Touch the Morning” for Don Gibson, and “Good Morning Country Rain” for Jeannie C. Riley. With the encouragement of Acuff-Rose’s Don Gant, Eddy made the move to Nashville to pursue his music career full-time.
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      Once in Nashville, Eddy continued writing songs for other artists such as, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Chris LeDoux, Lorrie Morgan, Gene Watson, Johnny Cash, Lynn Anderson, Connie Smith, Faron Young, Moe Bandy, Brenda Lee and many many more.
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      When Don Gant moved to ABC Records he signed Raven as an artist. What followed was a string of charted songs which didn’t bring him stardom, but made him an interesting prospect to fans and labels alike. Five years later he signed with Elektra Records and cut the breakthrough song, “I Should’ve Called.” Just to prove that was no fluke, Raven followed it with “Who Do You Know in California”, which established him as a stylist of note. Eddy started his own publishing company and kept writing hit songs for others as well as for himself. In 1982 his “Thank God for Kids” became a monumental hit for the Oak Ridge Boys, giving him financial breathing room and the opportunity to stretch a little in his own work.
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      The following year, after signing with RCA, Eddy wrote and co-produced his first ..1, “I Got Mexico.” It was the first in a long line of hits!
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      Eddy’s attention to quality has paid off. He’s consistently at the top of the charts with music that often defies classification and is never run-of-the mill. This is an artist who, without sacrificing any musical integrity, has had No.1 songs such as “Bayou Boys,” “I Got Mexico,” “Shine, Shine, Shine,” “I’m Gonna Get You,” “Joe Knows How to Live,” “Till You Cry,” and “In A Letter to You.” Even his songs that did not hit No. 1 went on to become country classics. Take for example, the top-10 cuts, “Sooner or Later,” “Island,” “She’s Playing Hard to Forget,” “I Could Use Another You,” “She’s Gonna Win Your Heart,” “Right Hand Man,” “You’re Never Too Old For Young Love,” “You Should Have Been Gone By Now”, “I Should’ve Called,” “Who Do You Know In California,” and “A Little Bit Crazy.” In short, he has 30 ASCAP songwriting awards, 7 ..1’s, 14 Top 10’s, and 22 albums to his credit.
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      Raven keeps a busy schedule writing, recording, and touring year round. In addition to new offices just outside of Nashville that houses his interest in a studio, publishing companies, and a booking agency; he is working on a new C.D. not yet titled. On top of all of this he has Eddy Raven’s “Mexi-Cajun Gourmet Sauce.” “It took 1st place in Austin at the Fiery Foods Show.” When asked about the pace he said,” It sure beats the other option.”

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