Raymond has performed on the world famous “Grand Ole Opry” since 1977 and has appeared on numerous television specials for the Nashville Network and other network stations. He recently completed a two-hour documentary special for Japan Broadcasting, focusing on the evolution of music from Ireland to the United States. Raymond has recorded over twenty albums and videos. He has two Gold Records for having sold over two million copies of his banjo instrumentals. He is also a lifetime member of the “Bluegrass Hall of Fame” and a five-time recipient of the Bluegrass Banjo of the Year Award, an honor bestowed upon him by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America.