MOUNT VERNON — One of the true hit makers of the 1990s, Collin Raye, still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals. This entertainer has topped the charts with great songs and is ready to share his talents with music lovers in the Mount Vernon area.
The Community Concert Association of Knox County announces its fourth program of this season with Collin Raye. His concert will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater.
He 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 some used its lyrics at funerals and memorial services. That set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful songs. “Little Rock” became an anthem for the recovery community, “Not That Different” pleaded for tolerance and “In This Life” became a wedding favorite. Five times nominated as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Among the many organizations he has supported are: Boys Town, Al-Anon, Country Cares About AIDS, Special Olympics, Easter Seals and Make A Difference Day. At the 2001 Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, recognizing Raye’s issue-oriented music and tireless charity work.
Individual tickets may be purchased at the box office when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. Children and students aged 21 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. For more information contact Bill Harper at (740) 397-7363 or Rosemarie Lehane at (740) 599-5085 or any board Mmember. Also check the website www.ccaofknoxcounty.com and Facebook.
Published on December 24, 2012