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Review: Collin Raye will blow you away with ’25 Years, 25 Hits’ album (Includes first-hand account)

Raye and producer Kelly Schoenfeld have released a powerful legacy album with 25 Years, 25 Hits. This timeless project includes his 16 chart-topping country singles, as well as other popular songs. They were able to take Raye’s original recordings, dust them off, and they gave them a fresh, redecorated touch, thus enhancing their musical magic.

Some of the highlight songs on this album include the gorgeous ballad “Love, Me,” the haunting, piano-driven “Love Remains,” the sassy “My Kind of Girl,” the heart-warming ballad “In This Life,” the mid-tempo and fun “I Think About You,” and “I Can Still Feel You,” which is a remarkable melody; moreover, his signature tune, the socially conscious “Little Rock” is sheer perfection.

If 25 songs weren’t enough, Raye offers his fans three additional bonus tracks (for 28 songs in total), which include “Undefeated,” “She’s With Me” and “Shall We Gather At The River.”

The Verdict

Overall, Collin Raye has released the best country album of 2018, thus far, with 25 Years, 25 Hits. Raye proves that he only gets better with age, time and experience. There is a tremendous amount of variety of his album: fast, slow and funny tunes, and Raye does them all justice. His songs are all honest, meaningful stories about life. Raye deserves a standing ovation for always staying true to his country roots. 25 Years, 25 Hits by Collin Raye earns five out of five stars.

To learn more about veteran country sensation Collin Raye, check out his official website.

Read More: Collin Raye chatted with Digital Journal about his latest studio effort and his proudest professional moments.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 15,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He is a consecutive five-time "Best of Long Island" winner that has won such categories as "Best Author," "Best Blogger," "Best Poet," "Best Twitter Account" and the coveted "Best Long Island Personality" twice.

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