Collin Raye Releases Romantic New CD 'Everlasting'

Collin Raye carved an amazing and lasting nitch inside country music through the 1990's. With a voice much bigger than traditional country, Raye, and his Hollywood great looks, quickly became one of the most loved artists of the decade, choosing not to wear a cowboy hat, and purposely finding songs that touched the heart, and moved the fans! From Number One hits like "Love Me," in 1991 to "I Can Still Feel You," a decade later, Raye still holds the record for the EPIC Label, with five consecutive Platinum selling albums between 1991 and 1997 - 10 million records sold!

Today, Collin takes old fans and new into the world of Pop Music, with his CD, Everlasting (Cleopatra Records).

"Before coming to Nashville, I played years in the casino's, waiting to be discovered," says the 54 year old Raye. "These are songs that I would perform. These are the artists that moved me and the songs I truly love."

For years, Collin has mused about recording 'Same Old Lang Syne," the huge hit from Dan Fogelberg that still finds plenty of spins each Christmas season. As we approach the 35 year anniversary of this song's release, Collin finally took it on in studio.

"Like most people, I remember being struck with a melancholy, bittersweet feeling, the first time I heard Dan Fogelberg singing, Same Old Lang Syne. Even though I was only 20 years old when it was first released, I distinctly recall being emotionally moved by the story, and inserted myself into it, thinking of a 'past love.' Obviously, at that age, I didn't know much about true love, but I certainly thought I did. That's the power and magic of this particular matter what age you are, from 19 to 90, you can't help but become swept up into that common feeling we all possess...that belief that once upon a time, in our lives, there was that someone...that one love, that got away...that for whatever reason, didn't work out. There's a need in us all, to want to drown ourselves in that memory, try to 'resolve' it...make it make sense to us...not to get over just sit still in it...for awhile. That desire comes from that poetic slice of us, that makes us human. This song wields that kind of emotional impact. I thought it was time to revisit Same Old Lang Syne and offer up that beautiful bitter sweetness again, while paying tribute to its creator, the late, great, Dan Fogelberg. Dan was one of those once-in-a-century poet / composers...who was taken from us far too soon. It's an honor for me to be the instrument that brings back Dan's words, melody, and his own "gentle means of sculpting souls." This is both a tribute...and a celebration. Happy New year to us all...and may God bless the spirit and memory of Dan Fogelberg."

Tracks include:

1. Divine Everlasting Love
2. Say Hello To Heaven
3. How Deep Is Your Love
4. Against All Odds
5. Love Song For A Vampire
6. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
7. Marie
8. If
9. We're All Alone
10. She's Got A Way
11. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
12. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
13. Same Old Lang Syne

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