Title - 'Greatest Hits Live' (Cleopatra Records)
Artist - Collin Raye
Let's start with this: Did you know, honestly that Collin Raye's actual birth name was Floyd Elliot Wray? You did? Really? Well done you then, for you are a true Collin Raye musical devote and so will LOVE his brand new live album of his.
Known as an American country music singer, again, known professionally as Collin Raye and not any of that other stuff, and previously as Bubba Wray (did you know that?), Greatest Hits Live has coupled together his massive radio air play hits and sung them live. A country megastar, whose blockbuster singles such as 'Love Me,' 'In This Life,' and 'My Kind Of Girl' made him one of the most recognizable and respected voices in contemporary country music, captured live in 2012, this Panama City outing is a delight - from the start ('Little Red Rodeo'), via the middle ('That's My Story'), on through to the very end ('Rock And Roll Never Forgets').
Having made his solo debut in 1991 (as Collin Raye, people, come on now, let it go!) with the album All I Can Be, it actually produced his first #1 hit single in 'Love, Me.' The track appears here, of curse, one song up from the Bob Seger-covered finale track, but the remaining tracks cover a lot of his four consecutively released thereafter albums, that's for sure. All of which, were able to achieve platinum certification in the United States for sales of one million copies each.
This extraordinary live performance CD includes boot stomping versions of Raye's fan favorites such as 'My Kind Of Girl' and the aforementioned album opener 'Little Red Rodeo,' as well as heartfelt renditions of the #1 country hit single, 'In This Life,' and so, so many more! Trust me when I say that this is Raye's biggest, most dynamic live production yet, recorded with a smoking hot band before an enthralled audience. Put the CD on, sit back in your favorite cozy chair, close your eyes, and drift away - because you will; and that's MY story!