Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

Collin Raye and 4 of His Remarkable Songs about Social Issues


Collin Raye consistently used his stardom to raise awareness on social issues. He supported many organizations like Al-Non, Special Olympics, The Life and Hope Network to name a few.

Due to this, Clint Black presented Collin Raye a Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Country Radio Seminar in 2001. It recognized Collin’s issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work.

Here are four hits from Collin Raye that talks about social issues.

Collin Raye, Social Issues, Little Rock, What If Jesus Comes Back Like That, The 11th Commandment
Via collinraye.com

Collin Raye Songs on Social Issues

1. “Little Rock”

Little Rock” is about a recovering alcoholic who is turning his life around but misses his girlfriend. Its music video included the number for Al-Anon as a means of public service announcements.

Collin Raye, Social Issues, Little Rock, What If Jesus Comes Back Like That, The 11th Commandment
Via music television.fi

The song was written by Tom Douglas and was released in March 1994. The song peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and No. 7 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

Watch the video here:

2. “What If Jesus Comes Back Like That”

The song was written by Pat Bunch and Doug Johnson. It was released in November 1996. The song reached No. 57 on the Hot Country Singles Chart in December 1995. It reached No. 21 in January 1997.

Collin Raye, Social Issues, Little Rock, What If Jesus Comes Back Like That, The 11th Commandment
Via youtube.com

It is a power ballad where the narrator questions how people would react to Jesus if he returns in the modern-day as a hobo or a child born of a drug-addicted parent.

Watch the video here:

3. “The 11th Commandment”

The 11th Commandment” is a song that addresses child abuse. He also used this as his theme song to raise money for awareness of child abuse. The music video included a telephone number for the child abuse hotline ChildHelp USA.

Collin Raye, Social Issues, Little Rock, What If Jesus Comes Back Like That, The 11th Commandment
Via youtube.com

Watch the video here:


4. “She’s with me”

This song is a tribute to Raye’s granddaughter, Haley, who suffered from an undiagnosed brain disorder. It carries a powerful message for families with children who has special needs

Collin Raye, Social Issues, Little Rock, What If Jesus Comes Back Like That, The 11th Commandment
Via cnsnews.com

Watch the video here:

Collin Raye continues to perform his traditional country music across America and abroad. He has added Christian and Catholic concerts to his tour schedule as well. His autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, was released in April 2014.

Collin Raye currently has  24 Top 10 Records and 16 No.1 hits. He is also a 10-time CMA and ACM nominee.

Latest Stories

Keith Urban Still Tries to 'Impress' Wife Nicole Kidman with His Concerts

Keith Urban Always Aims to Impress Wife Nicole Kidman Onstage

To anyone who said love is dead hasn’t surely met Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. The longtime couple of almost 18 years –with two kids, Sunday and Faith – is ...

Martina McBride + God's Will

Martina McBride’s “God’s Will” is a Message of Hope

Released in November 2004, “God’s Will” is a faith-filled country song that will lift up your spirits. Martina McBride’s chart-topping songs such as “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” have ...

The Lumineers + Cleopatra

Unravel a Nostalgic Feeling with The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra”

Written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” is a notable record for its raw and acoustic sound. Released on March 25, 2016, the song was a track ...

Montgomery Gentry + Lucky Man

“Lucky Man” by Montgomery Gentry is Indeed a Lucky Song

Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry released a single, “Lucky Man,” in January 2007 to express gratitude and appreciation for life despite its negativities. It was the second single ...

Mo Pitney + Duct Tape and Jesus

Story Behind Mo Pitney’s Hit Song “Duct Tape and Jesus”

It seems that Mo Pitney has stayed true to his words and kept traditional country music relevant with his new song, “Duct Tape and Jesus.” American country singer Morgan Daniel ...

Dolly Parton + Power in the Blood

Dolly Parton’s Cover of “Power in The Blood”: A Gospel Classic Reimagined

With a career in the country music scene for over 50 years, Parton is known for singing several gospel songs, like “The Seeker,” “I Believe,” and “Daddy Was An Old ...

Al Dexter Death

Al Dexter: Honky Tonk Pioneer’s Legacy After Death

American country musician and songwriter Al Dexter has written and recorded numerous Western country songs like Pistol Packin’ Mama, which have become big hits. That is why the world was ...

The Statler Brothers + Rock of Ages

Believe in God’s All-Powerful Ability with The Statler Brothers Cover of “Rock of Ages”

In 1992, The Statler Brothers released a cover of the hit gospel song “Rock of Ages” on their album Gospel Favorites. The song was originally written as a hymn by ...

Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson + Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)

Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson’s Amazing First Duet with “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way)”

In 1982, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson released their first-ever collaboration song, “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way),” as part of Dolly Parton’s studio album, My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner.  ...

Crazy Horse + I Don't Want to Talk About It

Meaning Behind Crazy Horse Song “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

In 1971, known American country rock band Crazy Horse released “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” as part of their debut album of the same name.  The band consists ...