Country Pop Bites: Collin Raye – February 18
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1995 "My Kind Of Girl" escorted Collin Raye to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart?
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Collin Raye.
- His real name is Floyd Elliot Wray.
- His mother, Lois Wray, was a local musician; in the 1950s, she served as an opening act for several Sun Records artists, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.
- By the 1980s, Collin and his brother Scott began a country-rock band called the Wray Brothers Band, in which Collin assumed the stage name Bubba Wray.
- He is also known for dealing with social issues in his material. "Little Rock", for example, tells of a recovering alcoholic; its music video included the number for Al-Anon, as a means of public service announcement.
- His song "She's With Me" is a tribute to his granddaughter, Haley, who died from a severe but undiagnosed brain disorder.