Collin Raye Readies New Album, “Scars,” Featuring Guest Artists Miranda Lambert & Vince Gill

Collin Raye Readies New Album, “Scars,” Featuring Guest Artists Miranda Lambert & Vince Gill

Collin Raye will release a new album, Scars, on Nov. 20.

The 14-song offering represents Collin’s first album of new music in more than 10 years. Collin co-wrote 12 songs on the new project, which features guest vocals from Miranda Lambert (“Scars”) and Vince Gill (“Rodeo Girl”). In addition, Dan Auerbach backs Collin on electric guitar throughout the album.

Scars is the album I’ve dreamed of making my entire recording career,” says Collin. “I sincerely hope that the people who have embraced my music the last 29 years will embrace Scars and find enjoyment and emotional inspiration from this album. Having Miranda and Vince sing with me on this record gives it an extra special element of ‘coolness.’ I’m excited for the release!”

Scars Track List & Songwriters

1. “Ghost Story” (Scotty Wray)
2. “Scars” feat. Miranda Lambert (Scotty Wray, Tony Ramey)
3. “Bad Storm Coming Tonight” (Pat McLaughlin, Joe Allen, Collin Raye)
4. “Dancing Alone in the Street” (Collin Raye)
5. “Never Going Back There Again” (Collin Raye, Britanny Raye, Michael Curtis, Troy Powers)
6. “Loved By An Angel” (Pat McLaughlin, David Ferguson, Collin Raye)
7. “Rodeo Girl” feat. Vince Gill (Pat McLaughlin, David Ferguson, Collin Raye)
8. “Chasing Renee” (Collin Raye, Jacob Wray)
9. “I’ve Got A Lot to Drink About” (Collin Raye, Shaunna Larkin)
10. “Ever Making Up Time” (Collin Raye, Gene Lasage)
11. “Let It Go Away” (Joe Allen, Collin Raye, David Ferguson)
12. “Rock ’n’ Roll Bone” (Collin Raye)
13. “Young As We’re Ever Gonna Be” (Scotty Wray, Collin Raye)
14. “Mama Sure Could Sing” (Scotty Wray, Collin Raye)

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell