Posted November 30, 2010
The Idaho State University a "Season of Note" series will present a Collin Raye Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Dec. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Five times nominated as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Raye puts on shows that are electrifying in their intensity. He is proud of his five Platinum albums, 25 Top 10 Hits, 15 No. 1 smashes and 12 chart-topping videos.
"In the beginning, I wanted hits and all that," he reflects. "But what drives me now is what music means to people. Songs have landed on me that made me realize there's more to this that I thought. It’s about entertaining people one minute and healing them the next. It's kinda like a ministry."
Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Among the organizations he has supported are Boys Town, First Steps, Al-Anon, Special Olympics, Country Cares About AIDS, Catholic Relief Services, Parade of Pennies, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence, The Emily Harrison Foundation, Childhelp USA, Silent Witness National Initiative, Easter Seals and Make a Difference Day. At the 2001 Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented Collin Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year award in recognition of Collin’s issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work. For more information on Raye visit his website www.collinraye.com.
Ticket prices are $36 main level, $32 upper level, and can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays during the school year. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595 or online at www.isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Stores in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.