American country music star Collin Raye topped commercial charts in the 1990s with his unique sound. He was Floyd Elliot Wray in De Queen, AR to Lois Wray - a local star who, in the '50s, opened for many artists signed with Sun Records. Raye and his brother Scott accompanied their mother onstage sometimes to sing harmonies. As teens in the '80s, the two brothers formed a country-rock band, the Wray Brothers Band, and Collin adopted the moniker Bubba Wray. The band traveled all over Texas for live performances and self-released several singles of their own. The band shortened its name to The Wrays in 1986 and signed with Mercury Records. Although it released four singles through the record, nothing came of them and The Wrays eventually disbanded. Raye shot to fame with the single "Love, Me" from his solo debut album All I Can Be, released in 1991. The single - a tear-jerking ballad - zoomed to the top of country music charts in 1992, where it stayed for multiple weeks. The final single from the album - "Every Second," reached number two on Billboard charts and the album was certified platinum in the USA. The lead single from Raye's sophomore album In this Life became his second number-one single and the album his second platinum-certified record. It spun-off three more Top Ten hits - "I Want You Bad (And That Ain't Good)," "Somebody Else's Moon" and "That Was a River." Raye has continued to win accolades, and commercial and critical acclaim for his subsequent works over the years. In 2014, he released his autobiography A Voice Undefeated.
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