Collin Raye


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De Queen is the hometown of country singer Collin Raye. He was born in De Queen on August 22, 1960 and lived the first six years of his life here.

His real name is Floyd Elliott Wray.

He still considers De Queen as his hometown and in 1992 the De Queen City Council renamed U.S. Hwy. 70 as Collin Raye Drive along its route through the city

Raye has returned to his hometown each summer for the last eight years for a benefit concert. These charity shows have raised over $350,000 for local causes.

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For more information about Collin Raye, check his web site at:



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