CMT Discovery Artist, Brian Collins is hitting the road with Kezia Gill on her UK Tour this year!
Hot off the recent news that Singer-Songwriter Brian Collins is heading over from West Georgia in the US to join British CMA's 'Entertainer of the Year', Kezia Gill on her much anticipated UK Tour in November - we are thrilled to announce that Brian is set to release his new single 'When The Sun Gets In Your Eyes' on Friday 7th October and we think it's one of his best yet! A presave link will be available from 9th September - keep an eye on Brian's socials for the details!
"Take a cross between Eli Young Band, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, and Marc Broussard and you have a sound unlike any other - you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener while the soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines between Country and Soul” - MUSIC ROW
"Imagine a two-sided coin spinning on the tip of a boulder that is narrowly poised and teetering on the edge of a cliff. One side of the coin is forged with good intentions and the other in our fears. That is ego, my friends. It’s a battle of balance to keep it all in check. In a moment, you could be basking in the light, high above it all, but with one careless misstep, you might find yourself in a chain reaction tumbling towards humble ground. We all have experienced this battle to some degree and God knows, as a professional dreamer, I have had my bouts with adulation in the spotlight and on the soapbox. We are only humans, after all. I would gather that most of us learn more about ourselves and others from the mistakes we make than from our successes. I suppose that's why people just love a good comeback story. And THAT is what this song is all about. It's perfectly fine to enjoy your moment in the sun, but don’t let it blind you from empathy. It's OK if you slip because you are going to eventually. It's inevitable. Just get back up with some humility, a sense of humour, but most of all, forgiveness for yourself" - BRIAN COLLINS
Hailing from the music hotbed of West Georgia in the US, Brian’s hardworking nature has landed him opening slots for many reputable artists in nearly every genre. As a result of Brian’s versatility, he has shared stages with KISS, Alabama, Zac Brown Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Kip Moore, Georgia Satellites, Edwin McCain, Blackberry Smoke, Shawn Mullins, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others. He was named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by CMA, Billboard, and CMT.
Brian claimed the title of highest independent charting artist on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart with his uplifting sophomore Top 10 single “Shine A Little Love”, which celebrated national media recognition and went No.1 on CMT’s Pure 12-Pack Countdown for seven weeks in a row back in 2015. Later singles that followed charted in the Top 20.
Brian released a 6 track EP in 2019, but when the pandemic hit in early 2020, as with musicians all over the world, things slowed as he was unable to tour to promote the EP so he took the opportunity to work with a collective of musicians and artists across the world on a music video for his earlier hit 'Shine a Little Love' to thank all first and front line responders across the world including the NHS in the UK. Calling upon his friends Zac Brown Band and notable artists such as Billy Dean and James Otto to take part, they each recorded videos from home. The video was picked up by national US broadcaster FOX and it was aired across millions of homes in the USA. He went on to use some of his time during the lockdown to write and record new music.
It has been a long 2 and 1/2 years getting back on track after the pandemic, but Brian found other ways to continue his creative ambition. In 2020, he partnered with Producers Richard Saperstein and Beau Turpin in a film production company (Bluestone Entertainment) working as a Music Supervisor. They are currently finishing their feature film, Slingshot (starring Casey Affleck and Laurence Fishburne) due for release in 2023. Also, during this time, Brian developed a friendship with Will Turpin of Collective Soul and partnered with his Real 2 Reel Studio. They've now formed a publishing and production company helping artists new and old realize their visions.
With lots more new music on its way from Brian, plus some BIG news just around the corner, it sure is an exciting time for fans of this extremely talented Singer-Songwriter!