Live at Billy Bob's Texas

Live at Billy Bob's Texas

by Collin RayeCollin Raye


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Collin Raye parted ways with his longtime record label, Epic, after his 2001 album, Can't Back Down, and before he released a new album of original material, he decided to cut a live album for his first independent release since becoming a star. And that live release was part of Smith Music Group's successful Live at Billy Bob's Texas series, which recorded recent live concerts at the legendary Fort Worth venue and released them as tandem CD and DVD sets. Some of these Live at Billy Bob's Texas discs have represented career highlights -- David Allan Coe's is tremendous, for instance -- while others are a little rote. Raye doesn't hit either extreme with his entry. The album simply captures Raye doing a highly professional, high-energy set of his hits. At first it's a little too high-energy, as he really pushes "My Kind of Girl" too hard to get the set off to an energetic start, but soon the music reaches an amiable equilibrium, balancing skillfully between sentimental ballads and friendly honky tonkers. While there's nothing surprising -- Raye isn't suddenly revealed as a hardcore country purist -- it's a smooth and satisfying listen, a good first live effort, and a record that's sure to please longtime fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2004
Label: Smith Music Group
UPC: 0662582503029
catalogNumber: 5030
Rank: 94825

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Collin Raye   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Sammy Wray   Background Vocals,Drum (Bông)
Johnny Garcia   Guitar
Gene Lesage   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Larry Volz   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Sam Wray   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Skip Ewing   Composer
Lee Roy Parnell   Composer
John Shaw   Guitar Techician
Jim Brickman   Composer
Rick Giles   Composer
Tony Haselden   Composer
John Hobbs   Composer
Susan Longacre   Composer
Paul Nelson   Composer
Monty Powell   Composer
Hugh Prestwood   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
Mark Springer   Composer
Paul Whitehead   Producer
Wayne Perry   Composer
Tim Johnson   Composer
Chris Farren   Composer
Rick Smith   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Tom Shapiro   Composer
S. Smith   Composer
Good   Composer
Rory Lee   Composer
Bob Wright   Engineer
Tommy Douglas   Composer
Jeffery Newberry   Stage Crew
Kim Tribble   Composer
Mike Stinnett   Monitor Engineer
Joey Scott   Composer
John Jarrard   Composer
Max T. Barnes   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Gerald Smith   Composer
Debbie Cochran   Composer
Rob Gallagher   Director
Tammy Hyler   Composer
V.R. "Bear" Crossnoe   Engineer
A. J. Latterell   Lighting Director
Billy Minick   Executive Producer
Steve Seskin   Composer
Rhonda Kennedy   Stage Crew
Kenny Rector   Stage Crew
Nathan Kreiger   Stage Crew
James Buchanan   Video Technician
Mark Beasley   Stage Manager
Tracy Holder   Monitor Engineer
Clay Wolfer   Stage Crew
Jackson Leap   Composer

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