Hello all the fans of Ray Stevens! I'm not typically chipper on Monday's but this is an exception...in less than 24 hours the Ray Stevens Gospel Collection, Volume One is going to be officially released!! Yes, even at this late stage, you can still officially pre-order the CD. If you pre-order you can select One Day Shipping and it should arrive at your location on release day tomorrow (August 19th).
Here is the link to the CD's page at AMAZON. I
still have no idea if this CD is going to be available for purchase in
retail stores. Yesterday I seen a couple of CD's under the Gaither Gospel Series
sitting on the CD rack at a local store and for a moment I wondered if
Ray's upcoming gospel CD may become available in retail stores, too. I'm
so used to his releases being exclusive to the internet that it'll be
neat to actually see an all-new project from Ray sitting in the CD rack
at the store. I'll check the Wal-Mart retail stores in my area on Tuesday and see if it's available.
In a previous blog post I pondered the possibility that since the CD is
available on the retail store's internet counterpart it may also become
available in the retail store itself. I'll blog about my findings
tomorrow as I visit some of the Wal-Mart retail stores in the area.