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Eddy Raven

Eddy Raven

Full Name Eddy Raven
Date of Birth August 19, 1944
Age 79 years, 7 months, 7 days
Birthplace Louisiana
Country United States
Horoscope Leo

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Eddy Raven Biography

Eddy Raven is one of the most popular and richest Country Singer who was born on August 19, 1944 in Louisiana, United States. Country artist who has charted more than thirty singles on the charts including the #1 hits “I Got Mexico” and “Shine Shine Shine.”

He has been a songwriter for Elvis Costello.

He was born into a family of eleven children.

NameEddy Raven
First NameEddy
Last NameRaven
OccupationCountry Singer
BirthdayAugust 19
Birth Year1944
Place of BirthLouisiana
Home Town
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignLeo
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseSheila Raven
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Eddy Raven Net Worth

Eddy Raven is one of the richest Country Singer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Eddy Raven's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He started playing in a band when he was thirteen and worked for a radio station in Georgia before releasing any music.

He was a successful songwriter, having written for many popular artists including The Oak Ridge Boys; he created their 1982 single, “Thank God for Kids.”

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeCountry Singer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Eddy Raven's Height & Physical Stats

Eddy Raven height Not available right now. Eddy weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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Who is Eddy Raven Dating?

According to our records, Eddy Raven married to Sheila Raven. As of February 1, 2024, Eddy Raven’s is not dating anyone.

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Interesting Facts about Eddy Raven

  1. Eddy Raven is an American country music singer and songwriter.
  2. He was born on August 19, 1944 in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  3. Raven has released over 20 albums throughout his career.
  4. He has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
  5. His biggest hits include “I Got Mexico” and “Joe Knows How to Live”.
  6. Raven has written songs for other country artists such as Johnny Cash and George Strait.
  7. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
  8. Raven continues to tour and perform today at age 76.
  9. He has won multiple awards including BMI Songwriter of the Year.
  10. Raven’s music blends traditional country with rock and Cajun influences.

Facts & Trivia

Eddy Ranked on the list of most popular Country Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Eddy Raven celebrates birthday on August 19 of every year.

Key Events

  1. Edward Garvin Futch (born August 19, 1944), known professionally as Eddy Raven, is an American country music singer and songwriter..

  2. Edward Garvin Futch was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on August 19, 1944..

  3. He later went to work for a radio station in Georgia when his family moved there, and in 1962 he self-released the single "Once a Fool"..

  4. Active since 1962, Raven has recorded for several record labels, including ABC, Dimension, Elektra, RCA, Universal, and Capitol Records..

  5. His first wife was the former Gayle Breaux, whom he married in 1966..

  6. Among his early successes as a songwriter were four top-ten hits between 1971 and 1975: "Country Green" and "Touch the Morning" both by Don Gibson, "Sometimes I Talk in My Sleep" by Randy Cornor, and "I Don't Wanna Talk It Over Anymore" by Connie Smith..

  7. Raven began recording for ABC Records in 1974 after Acuff-Rose songwriter and producer Don Gant became head of artists and repertoire (A&R) for that label..

  8. His first charted single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, his own composition "The Last of the Sunshine Cowboys", came in 1974 on ABC..

  9. Raven charted seven more singles for the label between then and 1975, the most successful being "Good News, Bad News", which achieved a peak of number 27 there..

  10. ABC also issued one album, This Is Eddy Raven, in early 1976..

  11. Raven left ABC in 1976 when Gant also departed the label..

  12. He signed with Monument Records in 1978 and two singles for them: "You're a Dancer" was a minor entry on Hot Country Songs, but "Colinda" did not chart and Monument closed its country division soon afterward..

  13. Raven produced the album with Paul Worley, who was then known mainly as a session guitarist but would become increasingly known as a producer throughout the 1980s and 1990s..

  14. This resulted in his 1980 album Eyes on Dimension Records, an independent label founded by his then-manager..

  15. Two cuts from Eyes were later recorded by other artists: Merle Haggard covered "Dealin' with the Devil" on his 1981 live album Rainbow Stew Live at Anaheim Stadium, and Waylon Jennings covered "Sweet Mother Texas" on his 1986 album of the same name..

  16. The album accounted for four chart singles on Hot Country Songs between 1981 and 1982: "I Should've Called", "Who Do You Know in California", "A Little Bit Crazy", and "She's Playing Hard to Forget", the last of which became his first top ten hit there..

  17. The last of these was the most successful of the five, reaching number 23 in 1981. "Dealin' with the Devil" was also one of the first country music songs to be promoted via music video; specifically, Dimension Records shipped videocassettes of Raven performing the song to 54 stations that were surveyed by Billboard at the time..

  18. In 1981, record producer Jimmy Bowen heard "Dealin' with the Devil" and helped Raven sign to Elektra Records..

  19. After having success on the songwriting front, which included the title track of Tanya Tucker's late-1982 album Changes, Raven was inspired to resume recording in 1984..

  20. In addition, The Oak Ridge Boys reached top five on Hot Country Songs in 1982 with Raven's composition "Thank God for Kids"..

  21. It accounted for three top-ten singles on the country music charts: "Operator, Operator" (previously a single for co-writer Larry Willoughby in 1983), followed by "I Wanna Hear It from You" and "You Should Have Been Gone by Now"..

  22. Raven moved to RCA Records Nashville in 1984 at the end of his self-imposed hiatus..

  23. Raven's version of the song later appeared on a 1984 compilation also titled Thank God for Kids; this consisted of singles and other material he had recorded while still on ABC, and was issued by MCA Records which had acquired ABC in 1979..

  24. After multiple albums which yielded few hit songs, his greatest commercial success came between 1984 and 1990, during which time Raven achieved six number-one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts..

  25. An uncredited 1984 article in The Tennessean stated that Raven's style at the time was "characterized by his emotive vocals and musical as well as lyrical hooks." Thomas Goldsmith in The Encyclopedia of Country Music wrote that Raven's style was defined by "direct, soulful singing, skillful songwriting, and Cajun heritage." Many of his songs have also displayed influences of reggae and Caribbean music, such as the reggae-influenced guitar riffs played by session guitarist Reggie Young on "I Should've Called", and the "Caribbean sway" described by Newport News Daily Press writer Billy Warden in a review of "Joe Knows How to Live"..

  26. His next RCA album was 1985's Love and Other Hard Times, which he co-produced with Worley..

  27. Cash Box reviewed the album positively, stating that it was "another exhibition of his fine vocal range and his valuable songwriting ability." Billboard also published a positive review of the album, which said that his "haunting and sincere voice is matched here by some of the best material he's recorded in recent years." In 1985, Raven was nominated for the Horizon Award (now known as the Best New Artist award) from the Country Music Association..

  28. Right Hand Man, released in late 1986 on RCA, accounted for four more singles: "Sometimes a Lady", "Right Hand Man", and "You're Never Too Old for Young Love" all achieved peaks of number three on the country music charts, while the final single "Shine, Shine, Shine" became his second number-one single..

  29. One of the songs on the album, "Coldest Fire", was a song that Raven had begun writing in 1987 at the encouragement of Gant, but found himself unable to finish for a long period following Gant's death that same year..

  30. Don Gant returned to production duties except for "Sometimes a Lady", which Raven and Worley produced; the album would also be Gant's last production credit, as he died in March 1987..

  31. Both had originally been cut by other artists in 1987: "I'm Gonna Get You" by Billy Swan, and "Joe Knows How to Live" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their album Hold On..

  32. Raven's tenure with RCA ended with a compilation album titled The Best of Eddy Raven in 1988..

  33. In 1988, producer Jimmy Bowen founded the independent country music label Universal Records and signed Raven..

  34. In December 1989, Bowen closed the Universal label to become president of Capitol Records' Nashville division, to which Raven and several other former Universal artists were transferred..

  35. Universal promoted Raven and all the other acts on its roster through a multi-artist performance hosted by Charlie Chase at Fan Fair (now CMA Music Festival) in June 1989..

  36. The song was the first release from his only Universal album Temporary Sanity, which came out in 1989..

  37. Both this song and follow-up "Island" placed within the top ten of Hot Country Songs in 1990, but "Zydeco Lady" became his first single since 1979 not to reach top 40 on that chart..

  38. Although his chart success diminished in the 1990s, Raven continued to record throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century..

  39. Another album for Capitol Nashville, Right for the Flight, followed in 1991..

  40. Following the poor chart performance of the album's singles, Raven was dropped from Capitol's roster in September 1991..

  41. His next album, Wild Eyed and Crazy, was released on Intersound Records in 1994..

  42. The book MusicHound Country described this album as "an album of reworked hits that sound pretty much like they did originally, supplemented by new, decidedly lackluster material." This was followed by Cookin' Cajun, a collaboration with fellow Cajun country musician Jo-El Sonnier which was issued in 1996..

  43. This culminated in the 1997 compilation 20 Favorites, consisting of singles, album cuts, and previously-unreleased content..

  44. Also in 1997, The Bellamy Brothers featured both Raven and Sonnier on their single "Catahoula"..

  45. In 2001, Raven released Living in Black & White on the independent RMG Records..

  46. His second wife is named Sheila, and the two helped launch the RMG label in 2001..

  47. Raven also co-wrote two songs on Toby Keith's 2011 album Clancy's Tavern, and made a cameo appearance at one of Keith's concerts in July 2017..

  48. In 2018, Raven released a bluegrass album called All Grassed Up, which features a mix of new songs and re-recordings of existing material, with accompaniment from the bluegrass band Carolina Road..