Meet the Musician
Musician 1st Class Kenny Ray Horton,
Musician 1st Class Kenny Ray Horton, born and raised in Rocky Comfort, Mo., joined the Navy Band in 2008. Prior to the Navy Band, he served in Navy Band Great Lakes (2000-2001), Pacific Fleet Band (2005-2007) and Navy Band Mid-South (2007-2008). He attended Crowder Community College in Neosho, Mo., then Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., pursuing a business degree. During those days he worked with handicapped children for the Decatur Park Service and sang with the Decatur Park Singers. Later he moved to Nashville, Tenn., and became a staff writer and demo singer whose co-written song, "A Soldiers King” with John Barlow was sung by Kenny Rogers. It would later become an R.I.A.A. Certified Gold Record.
During his writing days in Nashville, Horton wrote with Jeff Silbar (writer of “Wind Beneath My Wings”), Michael Peterson (writer of "Drink, Swear, Steal and Lie"), Karyn Rochelle (writer of “Georgia Rain” for Trisha Yearwood), Buddy Brock (writer of "Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With the Radio"), Tom Wurth (writer of "Where the Road Runs Out") and country music star Blake Shelton. He released his first bluegrass album in 2009 and plans to continue writing and recording for future records to be released as well.
In addition to his singing, he is the master of ceremonies and contributes original songs and arranges much of Country Current’s repertoire.