This eBook includes a bonus epilogue featuring heartwarming and inspirational stories of Collin Raye and his encounters with other celebrities around the world over the years of his musical career.
When Collin Raye's powerful, golden voice dazzled the country music scene in 1991 with his Number One hit single "Love, Me", country music listeners fell in love with one of the great voices of our time. A new star was rising, and Collin's success continued throughout the nineties with over eight million records sold.
Raye's autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, gives readers a down-to-earth account of the author's personal and professional life. From his childhood in Arkansas and Texas through his days with the Wray Brothers Band in Oregon and Reno to his rise to international stardom, this book is both a journey to the top of the music world and an intimate diary of a soul that has suffered great professional and personal losses.
Many who love Collin Raye, the successful country music artist, don't know much about Collin Raye, the man, and the many trials he has endured with faith and courage. Most recently his beloved nine-year-old granddaughter, Haley, died in 2010 from an undiagnosed neurological disease. Since Haley's death, Collin has become an advocate for the sick and disabled and has established the Haley Bell Blesséd Chair Foundation to provide wheelchairs to families with special needs children.
This is a remarkable, inspirational story told by the man who lived it. It is a story of faith, of struggle, of suffering, of profound love, and ultimately of triumph in the midst of tragedy.
Includes 32 pages of color photos.
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About the Author
Collin Raye is one of America's best-loved country singers. He produced twenty-four Top Ten singles, of which sixteen were Number One hits, and a total of five straight platinum and two gold albums, which is a record for the Epic label to this day. He is an advocate for sick and disabled persons and continues to perform live throughout the country.
Learn more about A Voice Undefeated at: www.CollinRayebook.com
Table of Contents
Foreword Governor Mike Huckabee ix
1 A Constant Hand on the-Back of My Neck One Man's Struggle for Integrity (1960-1972) 1
2 Music Was My Future Thank You for the Gift (1973-1979) 19
3 Two Defining Moments Faith and Fatherhood (1980-1984) 35
4 Meteors Impact and Aftermath of the Reno Years (1985-1989) 55
5 Real Life, Real Love, Real Loss The Agony and the Ecstasy of Country Music 81
6 All My Dreams Came True in Music The Albums and Songs of Collin Raye (early 1990s) 93
7 I Hope You Get What You Want Out of This The Albums and Songs of Collin Raye (mid-1990s to 2002) 113
8 The Good Ol' Boys of Nashville Surviving the Country Music Business (2001-2002) 137
9 Haley God's Holy Gift to Us (2003-2007) 153
10 God Said No to Everything We Asked Praise Him Anyway (2008-April 3, 2010) 173
11 His Love Remains Resurrection (Easter 2010 to the Present) 197
12 Looking Upward Pure Grace 211