Singer-songwriter who wrote Gold-certified hits like "He Thinks He's Ray Stevens" and "I Have Returned."
He formed his first band in high school, which was called The Barons and later enrolled as a music major at Georgia State.
He wrote the song 2002 single "Osama Yo' Mama," which went Gold.
His daughter is the musician Suzi Ragsdale.
He recorded an album of Frank Sinatra covers called Ray Stevens Sings Sinatra...Say What??