Ray Pillow is one of the true country artists who missed the last step to major success. In 1963 he released his first two singles, but didn't really have moderate chart success until 1965, with the Top 50 "Take Your Hands Off My Heart" and his first Top 20 hit, "Thank You Ma'am." In 1966, he had two Top 40 hits and a Top Ten duet with Jean Shepherd, "I'll Take the Dog." He later joined the Opry, and remained there for over two decades. He continued with a steady stream of hits through 1970, but fell off the charts until 1972 with the minor hits "Since Then" and "She's Doing It To Me Again". He always stayed close to the traditional style of country music, Lloyd Green can be heard on Steel and Dobro on many of his releases.