Las Cruces country singer Frank Ray named halftime performer for Hyundai Sun Bowl

Frank Ray, a former Las Cruces police officer, will performat the 2017 Hyundai Sun Bowl. Courtesy Photo.

A Las Cruces police officer turned country singer will be the halftime performer for the 2017 Hyundai Sun Bowl.

Arizona State will take on North Carolina State for the 84th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29 on our sister station CBS4 Local.

“It’s great to have another regional up-and-coming star from the Borderland region,” said the executive director of the Hyundai Sun Bowl, Bernie Olivas. “Mr. Ray also has a great story, as he was a police officer in Las Cruces, New Mexico.”

Frank Ray released his first solo EP, “Different Kind of Country,” earlier this year, and the lead single “Every Time You Run” is listed as No. 20 on the Texas Regional Radio Report.

“It’s an absolute honor to get to end the year in front of such a massive crowd. It gives me an opportunity to represent my community but also serves as a symbol of continued success for my team and my family," Ray said. “I’m humbled to have been given the opportunity by the great representatives of the Sun Bowl.”

The 2017 game marks the 50th consecutive broadcast of the Hyundai Sun Bowl on CBS.

Tickets are available by calling the Sun Bowl Association office at 915-533-4416

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