Collin Raye to Release New Album in Celebration of 25 Years in Music

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In celebration of his 25th anniversary as a recording artist, multi-platinum selling country singer Collin Raye will release a new legacy album titled, Collin Raye — 25 Years, 25 Hits, on Tuesday, May 15.   The ACM Award-winning artist has recut 25 of his hit songs, including all 16 No. 1s, along with 3 bonus tracks, to celebrate his silver anniversary — 25 hits for 25 years. “After working on this album for well over a year, our release date is finally drawing close,” says Raye. “I’m so proud of this record. For years, people have asked me, ‘Why don’t you have a collection of all of your hits on one record, instead of several greatest hits albums each with different songs?’ Well, now I do — all 25 hits on one album.” The 10-time “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM) recorded the album in Nashville with producer Kelly Schoenfeld. “It was a challenge to reproduce and beat what we did years ago, but I’m confident we have,” he adds. “This is the definitive CR collection, and basically, the story of my career in making music.” Raye will celebrate the release at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, May 15, where he will perform in the historic circle and sign albums in-store for fans following the show. Album pre-sale orders will available starting tomorrow, May 1, at collinraye.com. Collin Raye — 25 Years, 25 Hits Track Listing: 1. I Can Still Feel You 2. On The Verge 3. Little Rock 4. My Kinda Girl 5. In This Life 6. All I Can Be (Is A Sweet Memory) 7. Every Second 8. Little Red Rodeo 9. Not That Different 10. I Think About You 11. If I Were You 12. That’s My Story 13. I Want You Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 14. Somebody Else’s Moon 15. That Was A River 16. What The Heart Wants 17. One Boy, One Girl 18. Someone You Used To Know 19. Couldn’t Last A Moment 20. A Man Of My Word 21. Anyone Else 22. The Gift 23. What If Jesus Comes Back Like That 24. Love Remains 25. Love, Me 26. Undefeated (Bonus track) 27. She’s With Me (Bonus track) 28. Shall We Gather At The River (Bonus track) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCF-JMQW3GA About Collin Raye Contemporary country star Collin Raye burned up the sales charts in the 90’s, thanks to a blend of country-rock tunes and socially conscious material. Nothing if not passionate, Raye’s soulful delivery set the country standards with searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I Were You,” while also blazing through the other side of the spectrum with vivid rockers like “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 Top 10 records, 16 No. 1 hits, and a 10-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, Raye remains one of the great voices of our time. For more information about Collin Raye, visit collinraye.com.

Collin Raye’s “Silver Anniversary Special” To Air On SiriusXM Prime Country This Weekend

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2017 marks 25 years since multi-platinum selling country sensation Collin Raye emerged on the scene with his No. 1 smash “Love, Me.” In celebration of the milestone, SiriusXM’s Prime Country (ch. 58) will air Raye’s “Silver Anniversary Special” five times throughout the weekend beginning March 24. The special is also available on-demand with the SiriusXM Radio app. Collin Raye’s “Silver Anniversary Special” (SiriusXM Prime Country, Ch. 58): Friday, March 24 – 6 p.m. ET Friday, March 24 – 9 p.m. ET Saturday, March 25 – 4 p.m. ET Sunday, March 26 – 12 a.m. ET Sunday, March 26 – 12 p.m. ET Listeners will hear Raye perform his biggest hits such as “My Kind Of Girl,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “Little Rock,” recorded in front of a live studio audience in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to the tracks, Raye shares exclusive stories behind these songs, which have touched the lives of country music fans for the last three decades. [bctt tweet=”.@CollinRaye’s “Silver Anniversary Special” to air on @SXMPrimeCountry this weekend ” username=”CMNBlog”] With 2017 comes the long-anticipated release of Raye’s 25th anniversary album, due out in the coming months. Fans can expect new recordings of their favorite songs, as well as several bonus tracks. In celebration of his quarter-century in country music, Raye is currently entertaining fans on a year-long tour across North America. For more information on Collin Raye, please visit www.collinraye.com, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. COLLIN RAYE’S THE BIG 25 TOUR: April 01 Alabama Chocolate Festival – Rainbow City, Ala. April 04 Bismarck Civic Center – Bismarck, N.D. April 05 Jamestown Civic Center – Jamestown N.D. April 07 Shrine Auditorium – Billings, Mont. April 09 University of Montana – Missoula, Mont. April 11 Montana State University – North Havre, Mont. May 05 The Ranch – Ft. Myers, Fla. May 06 Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park – Live Oak, Fla. May 20 Historic Everett Theatre – Everett, Wash. June 17 Boomtown Hotel and Casino – Verdi, Nev. June 23 Meramec Community Fair – Sullivan, Mo. July 01 DABA Fireworks Festival – Stanley, N.C. July 16 Hodag Country Festival – Rhinelander, Wis. July 21 Independence County Fair – Batesville, Ark. July 29 B’s on the River – Watertown, Minn. Aug. 02 Freeborn County Fair – Albert Lee, Minn. Aug. 10 San Juan County Fair – Monticello, Utah Aug. 11 Club Madrid at Sunset Station – Henderson, Nev. Aug. 12 Snow College – Richfield, Utah Aug. 15 Rockingham County Fair – Harrisonburg, Va. Aug. 26 Great Frederick Fairgrounds – Frederick, Md. Aug. 30 Central Wisconsin State Fair – Marshfield, Wis. Aug. 31 DuQuoin State Fair – DuQuoin, Ill. Sept. 2 Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio Sept. 19 Ashland County Fair – Ashland, Ohio Sept. 21 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga. Sept. 29 Peppermill Concert Hall –West Wendover, Nev. Oct. 13 Welk Resort Theatre – Branson, Mo. Oct. 21 Knowlton Auditorium – Austin, Minn. Oct. 22 Mayo Civic Center – Rochester, Minn. Oct. Continue reading

Johnny Lee, Collin Raye, Charley Pride, Janie Fricke, Mark Chesnutt Set For December Episodes Of "Reflections"

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  Country legends will light up “Reflections” in December during the weekly half-hour interview show featuring Johnny Lee, Collin Raye, Charley Pride, Janie Fricke and Mark Chesnutt. “Reflections” airs on The Heartland Network Thursdays 8/7c (6 p.m. CST on WLLC 42.4 in Nashville) and Saturdays 4/3c. Click here to find your local channel. “Reflections” is hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey. Viewers can also tune in to Angel Two/DISH Network, The Family Channel or AMG TV. “REFLECTIONS” TUNE-IN: Johnny Lee – Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 Collin Raye – Dec. 7 and Dec 10 Charley Pride – Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 Janie Fricke – Dec. 22 and Dec. 24 Mark Chesnutt – Dec. 29 and Dec. 31 Johnny Lee opens up about his first studio album in 10 years, You Ain’t Never Been To Texas, and gives fans an in-depth look at his illustrious career. Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” chats with Bilbrey about recording new music, touring nearly every weekend and getting his big break when he worked with Mickey Gilley, both on tour and at Gilley’s Club. “Lookin’ for Love,” the soundtrack from the 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy, which was largely shot at Gilley’s, catapulted Lee to fame. The smash hit became a crossover hit spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. Bilbrey’s sit-down with Collin Raye includes captivating stories about his more than 25-year career. Raye chats about the timeless No. 1 hit “Love, Me,” that catapulted him in the 1990s and opens up about building a career on songs with an emotional connection to listeners, like “Little Rock,” which led to more than 100,000 calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from people seeking help for their addictions. The song and video for “I Think About You” exposed the exploitation of women and children, earning Raye the award for “Video of the Year” from the Academy of Country Music in 1997. During the Dec. 15 episode, Bilbrey sits downs with Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride and discusses his early life as one of 11 children, picking cotton in the fields of the Mississippi Delta, as well as his introduction to music, the songs that inspired him, and his first guitar. Bilbrey also chats with Pride about his 50th anniversary as a recording artist who’s enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first African-American to become a force within the genre. A three-time Grammy Award winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including Kiss An Angel Good Morning, a massive No. 1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in Continue reading

Collin Raye’s Big 25 Tour Update

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Raye Continues On ‘The Big 25 Tour’ Throughout The Remainder Of 2016 Country superstar Collin Raye performed his timeless No. 1 hits “My Kind Of Girl” and “Love, Me” on “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” Saturday night, October 1, at 8:30/7:30c on RFD-TV. Visit www.rfdtv.com to find RFD-TV in your area. With 16 No. 1 hits, 24 top tens and ten Male Vocalist Of The Year nominations, Raye emerged on the country music scene 25 years ago and has sustained as one of the most recognized voices of the genre. In celebration of his 25th anniversary, the energizing showman is currently entertaining fans on a nationwide tour, including an upcoming Mexican Riviera Cruise that sets sail in mid-October. Fans are anxiously awaiting Raye’s soon-to-be released “Silver Anniversary Album” to commemorate his quarter-century in country music, featuring new recordings of his greatest hits. Raye’s most recent projects include a tribute to Glenn Campbell, Still On The Line, an inspirational album, His Love Remains, and his first autobiography A Voice Undefeated. To purchase, please visit www.collinraye.com. COLLIN RAYE’S THE BIG 25 TOUR Sept. 30 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn. Oct. 01 Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center – Huntingdon, Tenn. Oct. 09 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 10 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 11 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 12 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 13 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 14 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 15 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 16 Big 25 Tour Cruise – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 21 North Park Assembly Center –30 Denham Springs , La. Oct. 22 Arkansas State Fair – Little Rock, Ark. Nov. 06 Tribute to the Veterans, Foothills PAC – Oneonta, N.Y. Nov. 12 Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, Ky. Nov. 17 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa – Tulsa, Okla. Nov. 18 Benton Civic Center – Benton, Ill. Dec. 09 California Center for the Arts – San Diego, Calif. Dec. 10 California Center for the Arts – San Diego, Calif. ABOUT COLLIN RAYE: Collin Raye’s searing ballads and electric performances have been captivating country audiences for more than 25 years. With 16 No. 1 hits, 24 top 10s and ten Male Vocalist Of The Year nominations, Raye has clearly emerged as one of the great voices of our time. The De Queen, Arkansas native rose to fame in 1991 with the timeless number one hit, “Love, Me.” In 1994, his music video for “Little Rock,” led to over 100,000 phone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from addicts seeking help. “Not That Different,” was a song that pleaded for tolerance, and “I Think About You” (awarded as “Video Of The Year” by the Academy of Country Music in 1997) exposed exploitation of women and children. His latest album projects include His Love Remains, his first inspirational hymns album, as well as Still On The Line, a tribute Continue reading