The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its 2012-13 season with the music of 1990s country hit maker Collin Raye. His concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
This event is available to concert association members. Full-time students will be admitted to the concert for a $5 donation at the door by showing their school ID. The auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. The Sept. 20 date is a change from the original date that was listed in the association’s brochure.
Nominated five times as country music Male Vocalist of the Year, Raye continues to put his heart and soul into his music, maintaining the honesty and richness that have become his signature style.
He also continues to share his passion, whether it’s delivering the unforgettable lines of his first No. 1 hit, “Love, Me,” or supporting organizations such as Boys Town, Special Olympics, First Step, Al-Anon, Country Cares About AIDS, and many other social causes. 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.
The man who has topped the charts with such 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,” says 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.”