Although RAY SCARBROUGH’S PARABLE is a brand new quartet, collectively they bring almost a century’s worth of music experience to their craft.
Ray Scarbrough recorded his first gospel album at the age of nine. By age 15, He was a full time musician. By age 18, He began touring nationally & internationally with the Supernals, Lionheart, The Vocal Group Testament & Won X One. In addition to providing original material for the groups he’s performed in, Ray has written several charting songs for other Southern Gospel artists including Perfect Heart, The Dove Brothers, The Talleys, Ivan Parker, The Palmetto State Quartet, Mitchel Jon & Three Bridges just to name a few. Although he writes exclusively for Chris White Music, Crossroads Publishers has nominated Ray Southern Gospel Songwriter of The Year for the last consecutive 7 years. He is also accredited for penning the Official Southern Gospel Song For the State of Tennessee as voted unanimously by the 101st General Assembly of the Tennessee State House of Representatives. Although he continued to write Southern Gospel Music & garner nominations, he stepped away from live performance of christian music 5 years ago. In the winter of 2010 God began to deal with him in regards to performing christian music, specifically Southern Gospel, again.
“Although I missed being the lead singer in an all male quartet terribly, I had this long list of reasons & hurdles I was attempting to avoid. By the summer of 2011 all of the inhibitions I had were beginning to dissolve. Little by little & one by one God began putting everything & everyone into place, not only by bringing the right personnel into PARABLE, but in my personal, spiritual & business lives as well. My wife (then fiance) Candy was key in helping me see & move on the true & good desires of my heart.”
“So together Candy & I established a business ministry, with compartmentalized entities all working toward the glory of God & the inspiration of others through Candy’s new christian music group BEAUTIFUL, my ongoing publishing commitments & the quartet PARABLE.
“There was never a screening process with the quartet. It’s personnel is made up of individuals that I’m sure God led to be a part of a redemptive process” states Ray.