ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Several natives from our hometowns had their work up for Grammy awards Sunday night and one of them can say he's a winner!
Rayshon Cobbs started out making music in his bedroom as a teenager attending Patrick Henry High school. Now known in the music industry as "808 Ray." Cobbs helped produce several tracks on Beyonce and Jay-Zs surprise album "Everything is Love."
The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and now earned the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
"I hope it's inspiring you know, coming from where we come from," Cobbs said over FaceTime from his Florida music studio. "I just want to inspire everybody that has a dream in this field to know you can do it. I'm just regular ole Ray but you know and I'm doing what I'm doing now, if I can do it. You definitely can do it."
Cobbs says the first person he called after watching the win on TV was his mom. He says 2019 will be another big year for him - but isn't revealing anything just yet.