Chad Gray
Chad Gray is the lead vocalist
Lead vocalist
The lead vocalist is the member of a band who sings the main vocal portions of a song. They may also play one or more instruments. Lead vocalists are sometimes referred to as the frontman or frontwoman, and as such, are usually considered to be the "leader" of the groups they perform in, often the...

 for the American heavy metal
Heavy metal music
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the Midlands of the United Kingdom and the United States...

 bands Mudvayne
Mudvayne is an American heavy metal band. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate visual appearance, which has included face and body paint, masks and uniforms...

 and Hellyeah
Hellyeah is an American heavy metal supergroup, consisting of Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, and former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. The idea to form a supergroup originated in 2001 on the...


Personal life

Gray is the son of Dan and Mitzi Gray of Edgewater
Edgewater is a common name used throughout the world as a place name. It is often found in English-speaking countries such as Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States.-United States:*Edgewater, Alabama*Edgewater, Colorado...

, Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

. In Hellyeah's DVD, Below the Belt, he talks of how his grandmother, Betty Rau, raised him and would bring him to perform in choir.

He quit his factory job that paid $40,000 a year to move to Peoria, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, in the United States. It is named after the Peoria tribe. As of the 2010 census, the city was the seventh-most populated in Illinois, with a population of 115,007, and is the third-most populated...

 and formed Mudvayne.

In 2005, Gray's grandmother died after battling cancer for several years. That same year he married Kelli Olson; the couple has a home in Klamath Falls, Oregon
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Klamath Falls is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. Originally called Linkville when George Nurse founded the town in 1867, after the Link River on whose falls this city sat, although no falls currently exist; the name was changed to Klamath Falls in 1892...


Gray dedicated the Hellyeah song "Thank You
Thank You (Hellyeah song)
"Thank You" is the third single by heavy metal band Hellyeah from their debut album Hellyeah. The song is a tribute to all of the band's recently departed family members: Vinnie Paul's brother Dimebag Darrell, Tom Maxwell's mother, and Chad Gray's grandmother...

" to his grandmother and also wrote Mudvayne's "Death Blooms
Death Blooms
"Death Blooms" is a song by American heavy metal band Mudvayne and the second single from their debut album, L.D. 50. The song was written by lead singer Chad Gray about his grandmother and how she was being neglected by her family because she was nearing death...

" about her illness.

Gray is known both for his clean singing and trademark screams and growls. He occasionally performs on stage in gothic
Goth subculture
The goth subculture is a contemporary subculture found in many countries. It began in England during the early 1980s in the gothic rock scene, an offshoot of the post-punk genre. The goth subculture has survived much longer than others of the same era, and has continued to diversify...

 styled make-up.

Gray has made several guest appearances with other bands, including on the songs "Monsters" by V Shape Mind
V Shape Mind
V Shape Mind was an American alternative rock band. They released one major label album in 2003 before disbanding the following year.-Background:...

, "Falling Backwards" by Bloodsimple
Bloodsimple is an American heavy metal band from New York City that formed in 2002. They were signed to Warner Bros. Records.The band's name, Bloodsimple, comes from a term coined by detective novelist Dashiell Hammett. The term apparently describes the addled, fearful mindset people are in after...

 and "Miracle
Miracle (Nonpoint song)
"Miracle" is a song by American hard rock band Nonpoint, released as the first single from their sixth studio album, Miracle. The song was released to alternative and active rock radio stations on February 15, 2010. It was also made available for download on iTunes and other online music retailers...

" by Nonpoint
Nonpoint is an American nu metal band formed in 1997. The band consists of Elias Soriano and Rob Rivera . Currently they are signed to Razor & Tie and working on new a record which is expected to be released in Spring 2012....



  • Kill, I Oughtta
    Kill, I Oughtta
    Kill, I Oughtta is the debut extended play of American heavy metal band Mudvayne. It was self-released by the band in 1997. In 2001, the EP was reissued by Epic Records under the title The Beginning of All Things to End. The reissue featured remixes of "Dig", a song from the band's debut studio...

  • L.D. 50
    L.D. 50 (album)
    L.D. 50 is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Mudvayne. Released in 2000, it is the band's first release on Epic Records, following the independently-released extended play, Kill, I Oughtta. L.D. 50 was coproduced by GGGarth & Mudvayne and executive produced by Steve Richards &...

  • The Beginning of All Things to End (November 20, 2001)
  • The End of All Things to Come
    The End of All Things to Come
    The End of All Things to Come is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Mudvayne, released on November 19, 2002.It was certified Gold by the RIAA.- Musical style :...

  • Lost and Found
    Lost and Found (Mudvayne album)
    Lost and Found is the third full-length album by Mudvayne. The album was released on April 12, 2005 through Epic Records. The album had major success in the U.S., debuting at number #2 and being certified Gold by the RIAA shortly afterward. It has sold about 800,000 copies as of August 2006...

  • The New Game
    The New Game
    - Deluxe songs :- Personnel :* Chad Gray − vocals* Greg Tribbett − guitars, backing vocals* Ryan Martinie − bass* Matthew McDonough − drums* Dave Fortman − producer, mixing- Chart positions :AlbumSingles...

  • Mudvayne
    Mudvayne (album)
    -Personnel:Mudvayne* Chad Gray − vocals* Greg Tribbett − guitars* Ryan Martinie − bass* Matthew McDonough − drumsProduction and art* Jeremy Parker − production* Paul Booth − art direction and design...



  • Hellyeah
    Hellyeah (album)
    "You Wouldn't Know" is about the difficulty of maintaining one's integrity in the profit-obsessed music industry. "Thank You" is a tribute to all of the band's recently departed family members: Vinnie Paul's brother Dimebag Darrell, Tom Maxwell's mother, and Chad Gray's grandmother.The album...

  • Stampede
    Stampede (Hellyeah album)
    -Track listing:-Charts:- Personnel:*Chad Gray – vocals*Greg Tribbett – guitars*Tom Maxwell – guitars*Bob Zilla – bass*Vinnie Paul – drums...

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