Nashville, Tenn. (October 9, 2023) — Ray Stevens strikes again! Country music’s most notorious funnyman has another viral hit on his hands with “Since Bubba Changed His Name to Charlene.” The music video, which parodies men competing in women’s swimming competitions, was released via Stevens’ X account (formerly Twitter) last Thursday. In just over 48 hours, it surpassed one million views.

“In this crazy world we’re living in, everyone needs a good laugh,” explains Stevens. “I am overwhelmed with the positive feedback, but I’m sure it will ruffle a few feathers.”

Watch “Since Bubba Changed His Name to Charlene” HERE.

*Photo credit: Angela Talley

About Ray Stevens

Twelve-time nominated and two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Ray Stevens has spanned the generations with more than 60 years of comedic musical talent. Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums. In 2018, the music legend opened his very own Nashville entertainment venue, the CabaRay Showroom, a 35,000 square foot music venue where Stevens performs weekly live concerts. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

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