Before those hits started rolling in for Collin, we asked him where he was when he heard his first record on the radio many moons ago.
"Oh boy, I was in Greenville, Texas with my kids (in 1991), and 'Sweet Memory' was the first single from the 'All I Can Be' album – my first album," Collin tells The Boot, "and it was moving because I didn't freak out! I had had some independent records regionally that had gotten airplay before. But I did realize this was different. This was a national song. This was everywhere! Even though 'Love Me,' the second single, would go on to be the big hit, 'All I Can Be' did pretty well. It ran up to about 22 on the chart, and so we had a good experience with that. But that first time you hear that and you realize, I'm on a major label and a major station in Dallas, Texas is playing my music! I definitely felt like I had finally done what I set out to do."