Country music hit-maker Collin Raye will headline the 35th Louisiana Railroad Days Festival in Dequincy.

The artist, who has dipped his musical toe into the pop and Christian pools as well, will perform on Saturday, April 15th, at the Dequincy Railroad Museum Fairgrounds. During his recording career in the 1990s, Raye released 15 studio albums and took four songs to number one, including his first and most popular "Love Me."

For the record, my favorite Collin Raye song is "In This Life." It went to number 10 on the Billboard chart in 1992. The video is below.

The Railroad Days Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12th, and is filled with several unique highlights over three days: a frozen t-shirt contest, a bizarre box car contest, and a bicycle parade. They even have their own talent competition, The Railroad Idol contest.

Organizers have put together a fantastic line-up of toe-tapping entertainment on Saturday afternoon. Local favorites Rusty Metoyer and Gyth Rigdon will perform before Collin Raye takes the stage.

Bring the family but leave the alcohol at home. No booze is allowed during the free festival, and it never has been. There's plenty of fun to be had without imbibing. You can enjoy food, arts & crafts vendors, music, and carnival rides.