Over 200 years of family musical roots are embedded along Rye Cove Creek, located near the small town of Stuart, VA. 
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a dovetail cabin can be seen overlooking the creek that flows through the nearby valley. This is where singer/songwriter Michael Ray Fain calls home and from where he draws much of his inspiration. 

Fain cut his teeth while listening to the likes of Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Don Williams, which laid the foundation of being country to the bone. Some of his fondest memories are of making music with his grandfather “Pa Joe” who played old time fiddle, Uncle Jack picking guitar, and Cousin Herbert singing Country Gentlemen hits. Later influences included Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, and Alan Jackson. 

Church was his first experience at public performance which led to various music venues, theatres, and recording sessions. Singing and playing guitar was his first love of music. He's always had a passion for writing and for the past few years, that's been a main focal point. Fain said, “one of the most satisfying things in life is to be able to make folks feel what you feel through a song, especially if it has a positive healing feeling “. His latest release has him sharing the studio with award winners and friends, Sammy Shelor, Redd Volkaert, Jeanette, and Johnny Williams.