About Shawna Ray

Shawna Ray is a singer-songwriter, author and communicator with a new music album, titled Catch 22 released 2-22-2020, starting with the first single “GPS for Love” released 1-11-2020. Shawna is seeking major publishing for her first narrative nonfiction novel ReleaSING the Catch-22, including a lyric book and stories behind 22 songs that make up the soundtrack. Read the first two chapters.

Collaborating with a network of experts, the Rhythm Ray team is coordinating Release Retreats in 2020 to reinvigorate and release the body, mind, and spirit as you recognize and renew your strengths. Shawna is the lead speaker and singer in the Rhythm Ray Band, sharing original social music with a mix of pop neo-soul, rock, jazz, blues and jam-band styles. 

Shawna Ray

Shawna’s debut album, OPEN released in 2010 with songs including, Butterfly, Breakthrough, and Mom (Picture of Love). Author of Take a Trip to Diverse City, a children’s book that encourages acceptance and appreciation of cultural differences. Currently living in Nashville – from Columbus, Ohio, Shawna is an advocate for unity, women’s rights, holistic health, and animals.

With two decades of experience as a Public Relations professional, Shawna has worked with various organizations as an event and communications director. Shawna earned her BA in Communications specializing in Public Relations at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. 

A single mother of now-adult son (Zach), daughter (Kaiya) and a rescued black lab pointer mix (Bella), Shawna is now pursuing her passion in this next chapter through music and books as she continues her journey of ReinventSING. 

“Look for the good, find the funny and enjoy the journey” – Shawna Ray