Major No. 1 Hit â€œLove, Meâ€ Celebrates 25 Years and 4,000,000 Broadcast PerformancesÂ
Max T. BarnesÂ andÂ Collin RayeÂ have released a truly hilarious music video for their duetÂ â€œI Can Sleep When Iâ€™m Dead.â€Â The title track can be found on Max T. Barnesâ€™ latest albumÂ I Can Sleep When Iâ€™m DeadÂ onÂ iTunesÂ orÂ MaxTBarnes.com.
In 1992, Collin Raye had a career-defining 3-week No. 1 hit with the Max T. Barnes and Skip Ewing penned balladÂ â€œLove, Me.â€Â The same year, â€œLove, Meâ€ was nominated for CMA Song of the Year but lost to Vince Gillâ€™s â€œLook at Usâ€ penned by Max T.â€™s father, Max D. Barnes. 25 years later, the song is celebrating 4,000,000 broadcast performances as noted by BMI.Â (photos below)
â€œRecording and filming this track was an absolute blast. Whenever Max and I get together you know youâ€™re in for some trouble!â€ said Collin Raye.
â€œCollin changed my life 25 years ago when he recorded â€˜Love, Me,â€™ and this video is just two old buddies having fun. I invite you to laugh with us, or at least at us!â€ added Max T. Barnes. â€œIâ€™m the short one!â€
About Max T. Barnes
Max T. BarnesÂ is a hit singer/songwriter and the son of hit songwriter, Max D. Barnes. He wrote his first major smash at the age of 19, Vern Gosdinâ€™s â€œWay Down Deep,” and has been topping the charts ever since writing â€œLet Go of the Stoneâ€ (John Anderson), â€œAt the Sound of the Toneâ€ (John Schneider), â€œBefore You Kill Us Allâ€ (Randy Travis) and â€œThatâ€™s How Your Love Makes Me Feelâ€ (Diamond Rio) to name a few. â€œLove, Me,â€ the career launching hit for Collin Raye scored Max T. a CMA Song of the Year nomination but the award that year went to his father, legendary songwriter Max D. Barnes for â€œLook At Usâ€ (Vince Gill). Between Max T. and his late father they have written 33 #1â€™s and sold nearly 70 million records.
Max T. has most recently scored a cut on Trace Adkins new album titledÂ Iâ€™m Gone and tours frequently in Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the U.S. His new projects include a duet with Irish superstar Jonny Brady, a U.K. released single, â€œHen Partyâ€ and a new single and video with Marty Haggard called â€œWay Back In The Mountainsâ€ a duet their fathers, Max D. Barnes and Merle Haggard, wrote over 20 years ago. He also produced a new album for Bobby Bare featuring all new songs and an appearance by Chris Stapleton on an amped up new version of â€œDetroit Cityâ€.
For more information visitÂ maxtbarnes.com.
About Collin Raye
Collin Rayeâ€™sÂ searing ballads and electric performances have been captivating country audiences for more than 25 years. With 16 No. 1 hits, 24 top 10s and ten Male Vocalist Of The Year nominations, Raye has clearly emerged as one of the great voices of our time. The De Queen, Arkansas native rose to fame in 1991 with the timeless number one hit, â€œLove, Me.â€ In 1994, his music video for â€œLittle Rock,â€ led to over 100,000 phone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from addicts seeking help. â€œNot That Different,â€ was a song that pleaded for tolerance, and â€œI Think About Youâ€ (awarded as â€œVideo Of The Yearâ€ by the Academy of Country Music in 1997) exposed exploitation of women and children. His latest album projects include His Love Remains, his first inspirational hymns album, as well as Still On The Line, a tribute album to Glen Campbell. In 2014, he released his moving autobiography, “A Voice Undefeated.” He has topped the charts with songs such as â€œIn This Life,â€ â€œI Can Still Feel You,â€ and â€œThatâ€™s My Story.â€ He is currently performing across the U.S. on The Big 25 Tour. For more information on Collin Raye and upcoming tour dates, visitÂ collinraye.com.