NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 9, 2016)
– 25 years after Collin Raye shot to fame with the timeless No. 1 hit “Love, Me,” the country sensation is still considered one of the hardest working acts in the business, with a heavy multi-state touring schedule, including a Mexican Riviera Cruise, remaining in latter part of 2016. Raye is bringing his exciting and uplifting live show across the U.S. to celebrate a quarter-century of success in the industry.
Further proving his staying-power and impact on the genre, Collin Raye was recently named to the list of Billboard’s ‘Greatest of All-Time Country Artists.’ Considered one of the greatest voices of our time, his aforementioned hit “Love, Me” was also named No. 68 on Billboard’s ‘Greatest of All-Time Country Songs.’
On The Big 25 Tour, the energizing showman performs vivid rockers like “My Kind Of Girl,” “I Can Still Feel You,” “That’s My Story” and “Little Red Rodeo.” Fans can also look forward to hearing his smooth tenor on iconic ballads like “In This Life,” “One Boy, One Girl” and many more.
Raye has built a career on songs with an emotional connection to listeners that other acts of the era can only dream of. In 1994, the music video for the poignant hit “Little Rock” 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.
In addition to impacting lives with his issue-oriented music, Raye has utilized his stardom to advance social causes through his tireless charity work. He has supported organizations like Special Olympics, Parade of Pennies, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence, as well as founding the Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation to honor the memory of his granddaughter.
Fans are anxiously awaiting Raye’s soon-to-be released “Silver Anniversary Album” to commemorate his 25 years in country music, featuring new recordings of his greatest hits. Most recent projects for the ten-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee 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
Aug. 09 Warren County Fair – Pittsfield, Penn.
Aug. 11 Brighton Casino – Okeechobee, Fla.
Aug. 15 State Fair of West Virginia – Fairlea, W.Va.
Aug. 18 Fraze Pavilion – Kettering, Ohio
Aug. 19 Sandy City Amphitheater – Sandy, Utah
Aug. 20 Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater – Layton, Utah
Aug. 25 Morganton Municipal Auditorium – Morganton, N.C.
Aug. 26 Centre County Grange Encampment Fair – Centre Hall, Penn.
Sept. 01 Peteetneet Amphitheater – Payson, Utah
Sept. 03 Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair – Meshoppen, Penn.
Sept. 08 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Sept. 09 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Sept. 16 Little America Hotel and Resort – Cheyenne, Wyo.
Sept. 17 Memorial Hall – Pueblo, Colo.
Sept. 19 Casper Events Center – Casper, Wyo.
Sept. 21 Evanston High School – Evanston, Wyo.
Sept. 23 Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center – Bartlett, Tenn.
Sept. 24 Wishbone’s – Fort Smith, Ark.
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. 22 Arkansas State Fair – Little Rock, Ark.
Nov. 06 Tribute to the Veterans, Foothills PAC – Oneonta, N.Y.
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 album to Glen Campbell. In 2014, he released his moving autobiography, A Voice Undefeated. He has topped the charts with songs such as “In This Life,” “I Can Still Feel You,” and “That’s My Story.” He is currently performing across the U.S. on The Big 25 Tour. For more information on Collin Raye and upcoming tour dates, visit collinraye.com.