Collin Raye concert with Meisner, Swan and Rich – Jan. 19, 1996

The Collin Raye concert with Meisner, Swan and Rich opening was at the Dee Events Center on the Weber State University campus in Ogden, Utah on Jan. 19, 1996. Collin Raye is a Randy Meisner fan and even joined him for “Take It To the Limit” and “Lyin’ Eyes” on stage.

At the end of the Meisner, Swan & Rich opening set Collin joined Randy on stage for “Take It To the Limit” and then Collin stayed for “Lyin’ Eyes” as their encore.

Collin Raye, Vern Monnett, Randy Meisner, Billy Swan, and Charlie Rich, Jr.

In his autobiography, A Voice Undefeated, Collin Raye refers to Meisner, Swan and Rich as the Roberts-Meisner Band. Of course, the Roberts-Meisner Band was before Meisner, Swan and Rich, and probably by the time Collin wrote his book (which was published in 2014) the two band names had simply been reversed.

“Above all, I was truly grateful to God that I was able to sing Take It To the Limit with the real guy and soar with the Eagles for a brief moment.”

An excerpt from Collin Raye’s autobiography “A Voice Undefeated”

Collin Raye concert with Meisner, Swan and Rich
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT) – Dec. 15, 1995

“Only when Collin Raye came on stage to do a duet with Meisner did the crowd go wild. The two artists sang the classic Eagles’ single, Take It To the Limit.”

The Signpost (Ogden, UT) Weber State University newspaper – Jan. 22, 1996

“People in the chairs think a concert just happens. They can’t really appreciate the work that goes into it unless they are backstage.”

“There are hundreds of pieces of dialog going on during the show through radios.”

The Signpost (Ogden, UT) Weber State University newspaper – Jan. 22, 1996

“In the country arena, singer Collin Raye might have said it best. He was criticized a year or so ago for covering Eagle Randy Meisner’s ‘Take It To the Limit’ in his show. I thought, ‘Well, if they (the Eagles) came back, what would they be? They’d be country,’ Raye said.”

El Paso Times (El Paso, TX) June 3, 1994

Dee Events Center on Weber State University campus

Collin Raye concert with Meisner, Swan and Rich

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