My home is the Windsor/Detroit region and I have to say that I'm at a point where I am avoiding
the news. I grew up in a place where my own family worked the line. When I had to sell chocolate bars for school there was no other place to be then at the Chrysler Mini-Van plant during breaktime. My cousins and I would have all our boxes sold in under ten minutes flat. There was a generosity of spirit as the men (and women!) came out of the factory. I remember one guy buying half a dozen and then yelling over at his friend "Hey Bill! Weren't you just saying you were craving a chocolate bar." Then looking back at me and saying "Bill we take three." Much to the amusement of everyone around.
It seems that in all the chaos only the most negative stories about Chrysler make it into the news. I'm not saying there weren't mistakes made by the domestic brands but it's like everyone in the world has decided to only
focus on the negative.
So you can imagine my delight when I got to speak with Collin Raye's
management team last week. The truth is I've only recently begun to listen to country. Either way, I'm quickly becoming a fan and wanted to share this press release about Collin's latest song called Mid-Life Chrysler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2009
Multi-Platinum Recording Artist’s Latest Song Takes Another Look at Chrysler
– When multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Collin Raye steps into another sold-out concert these days it’s with a certain measure of humbleness. He is proud of being a 10 time Male Vocalist of The Year for the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. He’s also had five prior Platinum albums, 25 Top Ten hits, 15 No.1 smashes, and 12 chart-topping videos but he’s proudest of the fact that he created his success by blazing his own trail and never following the pack.
It’s this type of quiet confidence to go the road less-traveled that allows him to create a song about a car brand that no one these days seems to have much confidence in. Certainly, song-writers are not lining up to write songs about Chrysler as the fate of automotive manufacturer looms uncertainly in the future, yet Collin Raye sees it differently.In his song Mid-Life Chrysler Collin taps into the home grown passion that built the Chrysler brand. Collin explains his inspiration.
“I remember the day when Chrysler was synonymous with family and good old fashioned values. I remember when the mini-van came out and how that impacted families. I think millions of Americans have wonderful memories about Chrysler,” explains Collin. “It’s kind of like the challenges people go through when they hit mid-life. Some people feel the need to change up things thinking they will be happier. Smart people already know that it’s ok to enjoy the thing’s that have always made you happy. That’s what this song is about.”
Collin’s song Mid-Life Chrysler is a catchy feel-good song that makes you want to roll down the windows on a summer day and sing out loud. It’s also the type of song that makes you hope for all of our sakes that Chrysler remains in our lives for many more years to come.
The song can be heard at www.myspace.com/collinraye
. Collin Raye can be found on the web at www.collinraye.com