Ray Boltz Born:
Ray Boltz was the middle child of three children (a fourth died shortly after birth).
Parents: William and Ruth Boltz
Ray Boltz Quote:
From Washington Blade article
Ray Boltz's Early Years:
As a regular at Jacob's Well, Ray met Carol Brammer at its upstairs Christian bookstore later that year. They attended Bible studies together and eventually wed in 1975.
In 1986 he quit his job and went into music full time, releasing Watch the Lamb. Since then he has sold more than 4 million albums, had 12 No. 1 hits on Christian radio and won 3 Dove awards.
Ray Boltz quietly retired from Christian Music in 2004.
Ray Boltz Shocking Life Change:
Boltz performed new music 10 days later at the GLBT friendly Metropolitan Community Church in Washington. Nearly all the new material he sang in his roughly 75-minute set addressed the gay experience. It was reported by the Blade that the audience responded with a standing ovation to the clear, pro-gay message.
Ray Boltz Today:
Boltz still lives in south Florida with his partner and booking manager, Franco Sperduti. He released his first album since coming out in April and the songs center around being gay and Christian.
Ray Boltz Discography:
- 2010 - True (Purchase/Download)
- 2004 - The Unchanging Story (Compare Prices)
- 2002 - Songs from the Potter's Field (Compare Prices)
- 2001 - Concert of a Lifetime for Kids (live) (Compare Prices)
- 2001 - Moments for the Heart, Vol. 1 & 2 (Compare Prices)
- 2000 - The Classics (Purchase/Download)
- 1998 - Honor and Glory (Compare Prices)
- 1997 - A Christmas Album: Bethlehem Star (Purchase/Download)
- 1996 - No Greater Sacrifice (Purchase/Download)
- 1995 - The Concert of a Lifetime (live, RIAA Gold Certified) (Compare Prices)
- 1994 - Moments for the Heart (RIAA Gold Certified) (Compare Prices)
- 1994 - Allegiance (Compare Prices)
- 1992 - Seasons Change (Purchase/Download)
- 1991 - Another Child to Hold (Purchase/Download)
- 1989 - The Altar (Compare Prices)
- 1988 - Thank You (Compare Prices)
- 1986 - Watch the Lamb (Purchase/Download)
Ray Boltz Dove Awards:
- 1990 - Song of the Year for "Thank You"
- 1995 - Inspirational Recorded Song for "I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb"
- 1997 - Special Event Album - God with Us: A Celebration of Christmas Carols & Classics