Ray Grant was born in the South Side of Chicago in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
He picked up his first guitar as a teenager for $3 from a buddy of his. He would play songs in his head and then play the melodies on his guitar. To this day, Grant has never taken a lesson and doesn't know how to read notes.
Grant became an independent musician by composing, singing, and arranging his own music. He acquired the record label Stat Records. In 1990, Grant put out his first album "It's About Time" for which he earned a Grammy nomination in 1991 for the title song.
Grant took a long break from composing music until 2016 when he met a woman by the name of Sandy Ficarello who then became his music collaborator. His music style changed, and they've been collaborating on new songs ever since.
Grant couldn't do this without his very talented team: Jeff Luif, engineer; Sky Legge, background singer; and Shynelle Owen, background singer.