THINGS TO SEE AT: The Alabama Chocolate Festival

The Alabama Chocolate Festival is April 1 in Rainbow City. This will be the 12th year that Rainbow City leaders have brought entertainment, activities and chocolate to Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center. Here are five good reasons for you to go.

Music: Country music star Collin Raye is the headliner for the event this year, Southern Sound, Exdos, Still Kickin’ and Them Dirty Roses will perform as well. All the music is free. Set your lawn chair and enjoy.

Collin Raye celebrates his ‘Silver Anniversary Special’

2017 marks 25 years since multi-platinum selling country sensation Collin Raye emerged on the scene with his No. 1 smash “Love, Me.” In celebration of the milestone, SiriusXM’s Prime Country (ch. 58) will air Raye’s “Silver Anniversary Special” five times throughout the weekend beginning March 24. The special is also available on-demand with the SiriusXM Radio app.

Collin Raye’s “Silver Anniversary Special” (SiriusXM Prime Country, Ch. 58):
Friday, March 246 p.m. ET
Friday, March 249 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 254 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 2612 a.m. ET
Sunday, March 2612 p.m. ET

Listeners will hear Raye perform his biggest hits such as “My Kind Of Girl,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “Little Rock,” recorded in front of a live studio audience in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to the tracks, Raye shares exclusive stories behind these songs, which have touched the lives of country music fans for the last three decades.

Collin Raye to headline Alabama Chocolate Festival

Collin Raye has been announced as this year’s headliner for the Alabama Chocolate Festival.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 1 at Rainbow Plaza, 3225 Rainbow Drive, in Rainbow City.

Raye’s performance starts at 6:30 p.m. Festival and show admission are free.

Raye is a multi-platinum recording artist, known for Billboard Country Chart No. 1 hits “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “My Kind of Girl” and “I Can Still Feel You,” among other top 10 tunes.

RBC announces Alabama Chocolate Festival lineup

On Wednesday, March 1, Rainbow City officials and Mayor Terry John Calhoun announced the lineup and activities for the 12th Annual Alabama Chocolate Festival. The festival will take place at the Rainbow Plaza in Rainbow City on Saturday, April 1. Admission to the festival is free.

Calhoun commended city employees for volunteering their time to make the Chocolate Festival a success once again.

Once again the Festival will be preceded by the Treasure Chest Hunt. This year the Hunt will be a little different. On March 20, sponsor radio stations WQSB, Mix 102.9 and Power 107.5 will be giving one clue each day. The DJs will give the clue, and listeners must call at a certain time to make a guess. The grand prize is $1,000. The grand prize winner for the treasure hunt will be announced at the festival at 4:30 p.m. on the main stage.

It’s Your Country…Collin Raye’s Rewind Country

(FEBRUARY 2017) – Envision Networks® is proud to announce Vox Radio Group’s WCJC-FM/Indianapolis, Indiana as the latest affiliate of Collin Raye’s Rewind Country™. These vignettes highlight the untold stories behind the music and artists who ruled the country music charts over the last 30 years. With Your Country 99.3 now airing the daily vignettes, it joins over 150 affiliates on the Envision Country Network.

These daily vignettes are hosted by Collin Raye, one of the true superstars of the 1990s on country radio, with five new episodes produced and broadcast each week for affiliated stations.

“We are excited to have a new feature that I feel is unique to country radio” said Morning Host and Program Director, Big John Morgan. “Anyone can tell the story behind the song, but when you have the authority of a legend in the business like Collin Raye, it adds to the credibility!”

WCJC/Ft. Wayne Adds ‘Collin Raye’s Rewind Country’

VOX RADIO GROUP Country WCJC/FT. WAYNE is the newest affiliate of “COLLIN RAYE’S REWIND COUNTRY” daily vignettes. The programming highlights untold stories behind the music and artists from Country’s past 30 years.

Hosted by COLLIN RAYE, the daily vignettes feature interviews with artists including DOLLY PARTON, CRYSTAL GAYLE, RONNIE MILSAP, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, JOE NICHOLS, and more.

Freeborn fair grandstand music lineup announced

Country music artist Collin Raye will perform Aug. 2 during the Freeborn County Fair. Raye shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. He has also topped the charts with such songs as “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second,” “That Was a River,” “Anyone Else” and “If I Were You.”

These country icons explain why Miranda Lambert is one of the greatest in country music history

When we sit down with some of our country heroes here at Rare Country, we’re always curious to see who they like among the current stars of country music. This time around we’ve caught up with legendary acts Tanya Tucker, Mark Chesnutt and Collin Raye, and they’ve all got one artist in particular they like these days. Her name is Miranda Lambert.

In fact, Miranda was the first name Tanya mentioned when we asked her about today’s country music.

Fair entertainers announced

ountry music artist Collin Raye will perform Aug. 2 during the Freeborn County Fair. Raye shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. He has also topped the charts with such songs as “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second,” “That Was a River,” “Anyone Else” and “If I Were You.”

KXLW/Anchorage, AK Adds ‘Collin Raye’s Rewind Country’

OHANA MEDIA GROUP Country KXLW/ANCHORAGE, AK is the newest affiliate of “COLLIN RAYE’S REWIND COUNTRY” daily vignettes. The programming highlights untold stories behind the music and artists from Country’s past 30 years. – See more at: http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/162611/kxlw-anchorage-ak-adds-collin-raye-s-rewind-countr?ref=rss#sthash.XlKeRcv1.dpuf