Conversations with Missy: Collin Raye

by Missy Wolf / 2124 days ago / Comments

Having the opportunity to have conversations with artists that I respect and adore is one of my biggest dreams come true. Though I have developed a love and respect for each of the artists I have interviewed, there are a few that have a very deep and special meaning to me personally. One of those artists is Collin Raye.

Growing up, I would listen to him in high school and always wished I had the opportunity to meet him and see him at a live performance. Being that my mom was not a fan of country music and I was not allowed to go to concerts without her, I was unable to attend one of his highly talked about performances. To say I was jealous of all my friends is an understatement.

Knowing this opportunity was one that I had dreamt of for so long, I started off my conversation with Raye by telling him exactly that. As we sat in his trailer outside the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, we continued our conversation by talking about Elvis and the 1st Annual Nashville Elvis Festival. Hearing him tell the story of his late mother singing with Elvis as a teenager was exciting and fun. Everyone longs for a good Elvis story, and this one is absolutely fantastic.

Aside from being an Elvis fan himself and sharing stories with other fans, Raye was there to pay tribute to the "King" by singing some of Elvis' greatest hits along with some of his own hit songs. The entire crowd applauded at his tribute to Elvis, and sang along to every song, putting a huge smile on Raye's face. The Franklin Theatre was full of life during this special moment, and I was proud to be able to witness it all as it took place. 

Raye shared with me all that he has coming up, including new music and a new tour. His latest project The Big 25 includes 25 of his greatest hits with the addition of three new songs for a total of 28 songs on the compilation. Listen to our full conversation to learn more about this new project, fun facts, fan stories, and more. Trust me, this 20 minute conversation is definitely worth watching. 

As always, please follow Raye on social media and stay tuned to his website for all the latest news and updates as they happen. ~Missy

 

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Collin Raye Tour Dates

02/04/2023 : Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheater: Key West, FL
02/09/2023 : Arlington Music Hall: Arlington, TX
02/11/2023 : Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre: New Braunfels, TX
02/12/2023 : Main Street Crossing: Tomball, TX
02/17/2023 : Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Greeneville, TN
02/18/2023 : Newton Performing Arts Center: Newton, NC
02/18/2023 : Newton Performing Arts Center: Newton, NC
02/24/2023 : The Post OG: Orange Grove, TX
02/25/2023 : Choctaw Grand Theater: Durant, OK
03/05/2023 : Orange Blossom Opry: Weirsdale, FL
03/05/2023 : Orange Blossom Opry: Weirsdale, FL
03/07/2023 : Wish Farms Soundstage: Plant City, FL
03/11/2023 : The Aplex: Alpena, MI
03/17/2023 : Niswonger Performing Arts Center: Greeneville, TN
03/19/2023 : Newton Performing Arts Center: Newton, NC
03/19/2023 : Newton Performing Arts Center: Newton, NC
03/24/2023 : Treasure Island Casino: Welch, MN
03/25/2023 : The Rust Belt: East Moline, IL
03/26/2023 : Rialto Square Theatre: Joliet, IL
04/13/2023 : River Spirit Casino Resort: Tulsa, OK
04/14/2023 : Riverside Casino & Golf Resort: Riverside, IA
04/15/2023 : BMI Event Center: Versailles, OH
04/21/2023 : Bear River Casino Resort: Loleta, CA
04/22/2023 : Gallo Center For the Arts: Modesto, CA
04/23/2023 : Fox Tucson Theatre: Tucson, AZ
04/29/2023 : Jackson Center: Huntsville, AL
05/05/2023 : Marion Cultural and Civic Center: Marion, IL
05/12/2023 : Shooting Star Casino Hotel & Event Center: Mahnomen, MN
05/13/2023 : Nevada Pizza Pie-Looza: Nevada, IA
06/02/2023 : Hardison Mill Homestead Hall: Columbia, TN
06/17/2023 : Sugar Creek Casino: Hinton, OK
06/30/2023 : Ford County Fairgrounds: Melvin, IL
07/04/2023 : Farmington City Civic Center: Farmington, NM
07/06/2023 : Buchanan County Fairgrounds & Campgrounds: Independence, IA
07/07/2023 : Morton County Fairgrounds: New Salem, ND
07/15/2023 : Draper City Park: Draper, UT
07/27/2023 : Clinton County Fair: Plattsburgh, NY
07/28/2023 : Clermont County Fairground: Owensville, OH
07/29/2023 : Northwoods Country Rally 2023: Glen Flora, WI
08/03/2023 : Big Valley Jamboree 2023: Camrose, AB
08/08/2023 : W. H. Lyon Fairgrounds: Sioux Falls, SD
08/11/2023 : Sevier County Fairgrounds: Richfield, UT
08/16/2023 : Brown County Fairgrounds: Aberdeen, SD
08/18/2023 : Crystal Grand Music Theatre: Wisconsin Dells, WI
08/19/2023 : Honeywell Center: Wabash, IN
08/22/2023 : Lorain county fairgrounds: Wellington, OH
08/26/2023 : Blue Gate Performing Arts Center: Shipshewana, IN
09/08/2023 : Wyandot Popcorn Museum: Marion, OH
09/15/2023 : Thrasher-Horne Center: Orange Park, FL
09/30/2023 : IP Casino Resort and Spa: Biloxi, MS

About Missy Wolf

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!