Gray was born Christon Michael Gray on July 18, 1986, in Columbus, Ohio. His parents, Arthur Gray (a former choir leader), and his mother Leigh Ann (a trained soprano) have two other children; Christon’s older brother, Taelor Gray, who is also a rapper and pastor, and his younger sister Aubrey, who is currently a college student. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife, Shana Gray and has a daughter named Mya Blue. On February 22, 2020, they welcomed a baby girl, Story Monroe Gray.
He is a prolific Gospel singer, Pianist and producer who has dropped a couple of albums and singles. This interview we had with him was to bring him closer to his fans around the world and our readers alike.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’m a husband, father, designer, singer, rapper, musician, a producer from Columbus, Ohio.
Q. What first got you into music?
Both sides of my family have always taken music very seriously. Both of my parents were touring recording artists.
Q.Who inspired you to make music?
Q. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Honest and timeless.
Q.were you always into gospel music or you picked the passion along the line?
My father had a gospel ensemble in the late 90s into the mid 2000’s. I’ve been around it my
Q. What is your creative process like?
I write for discovery, recovery. It’s therapy for me and I write in real time.
Q. How does your faith affect your creative process?
It is what holds together the entirety of my work. Every song is preaching the gospel
Q. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Q. In your music I felt the depth of your piano play, can you tell us why that instrument?
My grandmother, aunt and father were all classically trained. I taught myself how to play at age 11 and could never stop. Music is like my invisible friend. The piano translates all of the emotions I tell through music. It’s a full mood.
Q. What other instruments do you play?
Drums, learning guitar and bass now
Q. Do you sing in the shower like or is it just me? What kind of songs?
Lol, I do. I write songs in the shower. Always new songs.
Q. What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Q. Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues?
I have performed all over the world. My favorite venues were St Mary’s in London, SOB’s in New York and Warner Theater in DC
Q. With the Covid 19 experience, how did you deal with your art? Do you have any upcoming?
shows? COVID has been the perfect storm for the next album. No shows, I’ve shut everything down for a short time.
Q. How do you think the Internet has impacted the music business?
The Internet is its own world. It has created a lot of momentum for the consumption of
entertainment in general. Music has probably lived its fullest life since the birth of online streaming
Q. What is your favourite song to perform?
Black Male (Blackmail)
Q. You recently dropped a banger “Closer (Restore My Sight) can you tell us the inspiration behind that song?
It’s a song of acceptance and a plea to see those who have abused me the same way God sees them, in His image.
Q. Since release, have the song made the impact you intended it to?
Q. Do you think the Black lives Matter protest is heading somewhere?
I hope so
Q. If you were to lead in your country as a musician, what will be your first point of action?
I would reinvent the Christian Music Industry
Q. Which famous musicians do you admire?
BabyFace, Lauryn Hill, Kanye, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Michael Jackson, Marvin Winans
Q. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Q. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Too much focus evil, not enough on good
Say something to your fans around the world.
I hope you see through the journey I’ve lived that every time I come back to the mic, it’s for you. All Amour.
Q. What’s next for you?
School of Roses 2, babe