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Collin Raye at the Carson Valley Inn Sept. 17



MINDEN, Nev. – Five-time nominee for country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Collin Raye will be performing live at the Carson Valley Inn on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the up-close setting of the Valley Ballroom. Twenty-three of Collin’s 25 singles went top 10; 15of these going all the way to No. 1.  Some of his biggest hits were ballads “Love, Me,” “Little Rock” and “In This Life” plus rockers “I Think About You,” “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story” and “I Want You Bad.”  You’ll enjoy many of these hits and more at his special Carson Valley Inn appearance.

One of the true hitmakers of the 1990s, Collin Raye still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals on his StarPointe Records label. Collin first performed at the Carson Valley Inn in the late 1980s as the leader of The Wray Brothers Band. He signed a record deal with Epic Records in 1990 and his debut single “All I Can Be is a Sweet Memory” reached #29 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks charts.

Raye shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. Listeners were so touched that they used its lyrics at funerals and memorial services. That set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful songs. “Little Rock” was an anthem for the recovery community. “Not That Different” pleaded for tolerance. “In This Life” became a wedding favorite. He won awards for the child-advocacy video “I Think About You.”

Tickets are just $25 and are available at the Carson Valley Inn hotel desk or by phone at 775-783-6606. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. 21 or over, please.

The Carson Valley Inn (www.carsonvalleyinn.com) is located on US Highway 395 in Minden, Nev. near the start of State Highway 88, twenty minutes from Lake Tahoe’s south shore and 45 minutes south of Reno.  The property includes a recently-remodeled casino and 153-room hotel, a 74-room motor lodge, a 59-site RV Park and a convenience store with Shell gas and diesel fuel.  Three dining facilities include Katie’s, Job’s Perk and CV Steak, a Nevada-style steakhouse featuring steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta and more.

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