Sunday, December 21, 2014

CD Review: Collin Raye Wants Your Love To Live On Through "Everlasting"

American country artist Collin Raye began his solo career in 1991 (after being a member of The Wrays) and topped the country singles chart with his song "Love Me." He has released twelve albums (five consecutive platinum selling albums) and has become an icon of country music with his tender voice and good looks. Collin Raye recently released his thirteenth album, "Everlasting," a covers album of love songs that Raye puts his special touch on to make even more enjoyable.

The album begins with Raye's version of the modern country love song "Divine Everlasting Love," originally recorded by Dave Pahanish. He dives into the classic appeal of the Bee Gee's "How Deep Is Your Love," adding a country flair to the original. One of the surprises of the album is Raye's take on Annie Lennox's "Love Song For A Vampire" as his warm voice gives new life to the song since its original release in 1993. He brings together three piano men with the heartfelt renditions of Rany Newman's "Marie," Billy Joel's "She Got A Way" and Elton John's "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Words." The album closes with Raye's tribute to the late Dan Fogelberg with an amazing rendition of "Same Old Lang Syne," which sticks close to the original. To find out more about Collin Raye's latest album, "Everlasting," please visit

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