Collin Raye knows all about the power of a song. His first chart-topper, 1991's "Love, Me," is one that always brings a smile to his face when doing it in concert. Though, now he admits the song sounds a little different – at least to his ears.
"It's almost a different song with the way we do it now," he admitted to Billboard. "We still use the same chord progression, but over time when you get so connected to a song that it feels like a part of your body, I sing and approach it differently from when we were recording it, and it was so fresh. I was thirty years old, and it was my first album. I was following directions from the producer on how he wanted me to do it, and I was still learning the song. After it becomes second nature, when it's like breathing, I think hopefully, you can do them better. It's like Trisha Yearwood's 'The Song Remembers When,' and it takes you back."
His first single, "All I Can Be (Is A Sweet Memory)," had peaked at No. 29, and he was hoping for more with single number two. Needless to say, he got it. "I'll never forget that feeling when Jack Lameier at the label called one day and said, we moved eighteen spots this week.' I knew we had a hit," he said with a nostalgic smile.