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Jon Wayne Hatfield "Tell Me Ray" Song Review

Jon Wayne Hatfield has delivered a studio version of a song he first debuted during an audition on American Idol. "Tell Me Ray" will bring back a sense of nostalgia while capturing fan attention.

Hatfield is a 21-year-old country artist and songwriter who independently released his debut single, “What A Truck Is For” in 2020. He followed that with “Strong Woman” in May 2021, and both songs have now been streamed on Spotify and Apple Music more than one million times. Hatfield has become a rising star on TikTok, where he has amassed more than 300k followers. He has also received more than five million views on YouTube for his cover of Elvie Shane’s “My Boy - girl version.”


Written solely by Hatfield, "Tell Me Ray" tells the striking true story of the Nashville recording artist's granddad, Ray. Being raised by his grandma and granddad, Hatfield has always been close to his grandparents. "I wrote this song a couple of years ago about my grandpa just after the loss of my grandma. I've been getting tons of requests for it since I played it on American Idol, and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with everyone now. I hope other people who have experienced a loss will find it comforting," said Hatfield in a press release.