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COLLIN RAYE


BIO:
"Born Floyd Elliot Wray on August 22, 1960, country artist Collin Raye was one of the true hit makers of the 1990’s. Collin still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals, making him one of the greatest vocalists of our time. Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His fiery delivery has made country standards of such searing ballads as "Love, Me," "In This Life," "Not That Different" and "Little Rock." Always an electrifying showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as "My Kind of Girl," "That’s My Story," "I Can Still Feel You" and "I Want You Bad." Collin shot to fame with "Love, Me" in 1991. Listeners were so touched that they used its lyrics at funerals and memorial services. That set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful songs. "Little Rock" was an anthem for the recovery community. "Not That Different" pleaded for tolerance. "In This Life" became a wedding favorite. He won awards for the child advocacy video "I Think About You." Five times nominated as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Collin Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Among the organizations he has supported are Boys Town, First Steps, Al-Anon, Special Olympics, Country Cares About AIDS, Catholic Relief Services, Parade of Pennies, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence, The Emily Harrison Foundation, Childhelp USA, Silent Witness National Initiative, Easter Seals and Make a Difference Day. At the 2001 Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented Collin Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year award in recognition of Collin’s issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work. The man who has topped the charts with such great songs as "On the Verge," "One Boy, One Girl," "What the Heart Wants," "Every Second" and "That Was a River" is finally ready for another round of successes. "I believe in Providence," says Collin Raye. "I believe there’s a reason things happen the way they do. I also believe that if you’ve treated people right and you continue to work hard at your craft, things will happen. I want to keep going. I want hit records. I want to make music.""

Latest Articles


Dolly Parton to Perform at Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser Photo Dolly Parton to Perform at Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser
by Michael Major - October 18, 2021

Dolly Parton will be closing the Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye event with a special acoustic performance with her long time musical director and producer Kent Wells on guitar, to help raise money and awareness for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation....
Dolly Parton to Headline First Annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Benefit Concert Photo Dolly Parton to Headline First Annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Benefit Concert
by Michael Major - September 29, 2021

Dolly Parton, Artimus Pyle Band, Linda Davis, Collin Raye, Dennis Quaid and many others will participate in an evening full of music, movement, and celebration with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation....
Matt Stell & Whiskey Jam Present Frontline Fest Photo Matt Stell & Whiskey Jam Present Frontline Fest
by Sarah Jae Leiber - July 06, 2021

Any frontline worker who presents their work ID will get to skip the line and head straight for the stage, with performances from Collin Raye, Walker Hayes, Tenille Arts, Adam Doleac, Hannah Dasher and Southerland in addition to Stell....
Billy Bob's Texas 40th Anniversary Celebration To Include Hank Williams, Jr. Photo Billy Bob's Texas 40th Anniversary Celebration To Include Hank Williams, Jr.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - January 27, 2021

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Billy Bob’s Texas first opened its doors in 1981. Since then visitors have enjoyed live entertainment each month when stars from the present and past grace the stages....
Savannah Releases New Song 'Terror In Disguise' Photo Savannah Releases New Song 'Terror In Disguise'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 27, 2020

Written by Joie Scott, Larry King, Molly Svrcina and Eric Varnell, 'Terror In Disguise' was produced by industry veteran Bryan Cole (Matt Westin, Ashley Puckett) and engineered by Grammy Winner Steve Marcantonio (Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton.) Grammy nominee, Maor Appelbaum mastered the track....
Collin Raye Reveals His SCARS on Friday, November 20 Photo Collin Raye Reveals His SCARS on Friday, November 20
by Sarah Jae Leiber - October 29, 2020

Today, multi-platinum selling recording artist Collin Raye announced his first album of all-new material in over a decade....
Skip Ewing's 'Wyoming' Single Released Today Photo Skip Ewing's 'Wyoming' Single Released Today
by Sarah Jae Leiber - September 04, 2020

Write! Records today released the title track to award-winning singer/songwriter Skip Ewing’s eagerly anticipated Wyoming album....
Watch a New Music Video From Alecia Nugent Photo Watch a New Music Video From Alecia Nugent
by Sarah Jae Leiber - August 31, 2020

Alecia Nugent’s new music video resonates with a visual simplicity and emotional honesty that is incandescent....
Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels Photo Country Stars Remember Charlie Daniels
by A.A. Cristi - July 06, 2020

The country music community is mourning the loss of the legendary Charlie Daniels. The influential music icon passed away this morning following a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83....
VIDEO: THE VOICE Names the Season 18 Champion! Photo VIDEO: THE VOICE Names the Season 18 Champion!
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 20, 2020

Todd Tilghman, a 42-year-old pastor and father of eight, was crowned the champion of “The Voice” tonight from his hometown in Meridian, Miss. The unforgettable season came to a close with Tilghman's coach, Blake Shelton, earning his seventh “Voice” win from his home in Oklahoma....
CMT Presents '90 Minutes of '90s Country' Hosted by Collin Raye Photo CMT Presents '90 Minutes of '90s Country' Hosted by Collin Raye
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 22, 2020

Multi-platinum selling country artist and 10x 'Male Vocalist of the Year' nominee (ACM and CMA), Collin Raye will host 90 Minutes of '90s Country in partnership with CMT this Friday, April 24....
Green Hill Productions Announces Partnership with Jim Brickman Photo Green Hill Productions Announces Partnership with Jim Brickman
by Kaitlin Milligan - March 02, 2020

Green Hill Productions is delighted to announce an integrated partnership with pianist, songwriter, and instrumental music icon Jim Brickman. The deal with Green Hill Productions (which struck a partnership with Primary Wave Music in 2019) will include the acquisition of the breadth of Brickman's pu...
Nebraska To Nashville: Small Town Singer Fulfills Promise With Single Release Photo Nebraska To Nashville: Small Town Singer Fulfills Promise With Single Release
by A.A. Cristi - February 20, 2020

Savannah was born and raised in Pawnee City, Nebraska, a small town in the southeast corner of the state, population 900. Growing up, her two greatest passions were family and music. At a young age, the little girl with the big voice turned the heads of some prominent industry figures. When she was ...
Vortex Springs Songwriter Festival Announced Photo Vortex Springs Songwriter Festival Announced
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 23, 2020

Head down to Ponce de Leon, Fla. April 17-19 for the first Vortex Springs Songwriter Festival at Vortex Spring Adventures. Throughout this festival fans will enjoy songs written by some of the best writers and artists in country music including Max T. Barnes, Wynn Varble, Jim McBryde, Jim (Moose) Br...
Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye And More To Perform For The Gift o Photo Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye And More To Perform For The Gift of Music Concert
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 21, 2020

The Dustin J. Wells Foundation's The Gift of Music concert to benefit the W.O. Smith Music School and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation announces Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain...
Deborah Allen Surprised With Proclamation From Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Celebratin Photo Deborah Allen Surprised With Proclamation From Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Celebrating 40 Years In Music
by BWW Staff - June 10, 2019

Country music veteran Deborah Allen was surprised with a special presentation by T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang and WSM's Devon O'Day at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley Wednesday night during the 6th annual Country For A Cause, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr's Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. A proclamation fr...
Max T. Barnes Kicks Off 2019 “Rolling River Tour” In Ireland, Wins Hot Country TV Awa Photo Max T. Barnes Kicks Off 2019 “Rolling River Tour” In Ireland, Wins Hot Country TV Award
by Tori Hartshorn - May 23, 2019

International singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes kicked off his 2019 tour at the Hot Country TV awards in front of 1,100 Irish country fans with a performance of “Love, Me,” which he penned for Collin Raye and spent three weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. He went on to receive an award for “Great Contribution...
Joe Kelly Announces The Relaunch Of CDX Records, CDX Label Services Divisions Photo Joe Kelly Announces The Relaunch Of CDX Records, CDX Label Services Divisions
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 10, 2019

Joe Kelly, president of CDX, announces the relaunch of CDX Records, in addition to offering label services to new artists and heritage artists releasing new music along with their catalogs.  CDX Records originally launched in 1992, in the peak of the country club/nightclub era, with the release of “...
The Charlie Daniels Band, Shooter Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver & More To Perform On Pre Photo The Charlie Daniels Band, Shooter Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver & More To Perform On Premiere Of 'Live At Billy Bob's Texas' Series On RFD-TV
by Tori Hartshorn - March 07, 2019

If you've never seen the inside of the world's largest honky tonk — Billy Bob's Texas — well, you will get that chance starting this Sunday, March 10th with the premiere of the new television series named after the famed award-winning nightclub hits the airwaves on RFD-TV. Produced weekly, Live at B...
New York Country Artist, Ken Wilber, Releases Lyric Video for New Single YOU'VE GONE Photo New York Country Artist, Ken Wilber, Releases Lyric Video for New Single YOU'VE GONE TO MY HEAD
by Tori Hartshorn - February 06, 2019

Independent New York Country music artist, Ken Wilber, released the lyric video today for his new single, “You've Gone To My Head,” simultaneously on his YouTube channel and premiered the video on Facebook. Watch the video here....
Ken Wilber Announces Release of 'You've Gone to My Head' Photo Ken Wilber Announces Release of 'You've Gone to My Head'
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 29, 2019

Independent New York Country music artist, Ken Wilber, recently released his latest single, “You've Gone to My Head,” penned by acclaimed hit songwriters, Sonny LeMaire (Exile, Restless Heart, Diamond Rio, Clay Walker), Rory Bourke (George Strait, K.T. Oslin, Collin Raye) and Charlie Black (Anne Mur...
Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert To Headline 2019 Country Thunder Alberta Photo Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert To Headline 2019 Country Thunder Alberta
by Kaitlin Milligan - November 23, 2018

While America is celebrating Thanksgiving Day, Canadians are celebrating the announcement of Alberta's Country Thunder 2019 headliners. Canadian Music Hall of Fame member Terri Clark, once again, did the honors with our friends at Entertainment Tonight Canada in revealing the star-studded roster of ...
Country Music Community Reacts to Passing of Roy Clark Photo Country Music Community Reacts to Passing of Roy Clark
by Tori Hartshorn - November 15, 2018

The country music community is mourning the loss of Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Roy Clark who passed away this morning following complications of pneumonia. He was 85....
Fremont Street Experience Kicks Off Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with Downtown Hoed Photo Fremont Street Experience Kicks Off Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with Downtown Hoedown, 12/5
by Tori Hartshorn - October 04, 2018

 Fremont Street Experience invites rodeo fans to saddle up for the return of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Wednesday, Dec. 5 with free live entertainment during the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Veg...
CMA Songwriters Series Visits Chicago with Illinois Native Brett Eldredge Photo CMA Songwriters Series Visits Chicago with Illinois Native Brett Eldredge
by Macon Prickett - July 25, 2018

The Country Music Association visited Chicago yesterday, Tuesday, July 24, with Illinois native Brett Eldredge and fellow songwriters Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas, Heather Morgan and Jordan Reynolds, joining the CMA Foundation and U.S. Bank to visit students at Chicago's Notes for Notes studio follow...