East Shore Productions presents acclaimed country artist and electrifying showman, Collin Raye at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton on Saturday, February 23 at 8 pm.
One of country music’s top hit makers of the 1990’s, Raye continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals.
His fiery and passionate delivery has made country standards of such searing ballads as “Love, Me”, “In This Life”, “Not That Different” and “Little Rock” and such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl”, “That’s My Story”, “I Can Still Feel You”, and “I Want You Bad”.
Raye 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 and he won awards for the child advocacy video, “I Think About You”.
Nominated five times for America Country Music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Organizations he has supported include, 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 Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year Award in recognition of his issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work.
Raye, 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 ready for another round of successes.
“I believe in providence,” said 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.”
For more information on Collin Raye, visit: www.collinraye.com
Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, November 3 at 10 am. Tickets start at $29.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-9-GET-TIX/ 1-866- 943-8849 and online at http://casinonb.ca/casino/
Doors open at 7 pm.