Brian Collins with special guest, Van Lears
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 7:45 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Hailing from the music hotbed of West Georgia, Brian Collins radiates a true southern soul. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. The release of his debut album, Healing Highway certified Brian as one of the most promising emerging acts on the country scene. Following the trailblazing success of his leadoff single “Never Really Left,” Brian is back with sophomore tune, “Shine A Little Love.”
Not only is Brian’s uplifting new single is flying up the country music charts, but the music video for “Shine A Little Love” made its exclusive world premiere on CMT.com, CMT Pure, CMT mobile and celebrated the No. 1 position on the CMT Pure 12-Pack Countdown. CMT first displayed their confidence in Brian when they named him a Discovery Artist and the music video for “Never Really Left” spent seven weeks in the top five on the countdown. The achievements of his introduction onto the country music scene also include winning MusicRow Magazine’s Discovery Award by high-profile music critic, Robert Oermann, airplay overseas and on SiriusXM’s premiere Country station, The Highway, national television appearances Daytime and ZUUS Country, and performances on ABC’s Good Morning Carolina’s ABC Las Vegas’ Morning Blend, and both New York and Los Angeles’ top rated shows, FOX’s Good Day NY and FOX’S Good Day L.A.
Over the course of the last year, Brian has recorded his best album yet, Healing Highway. Brian co-wrote every song and produced it alongside Music Row greats Mills Logan and Kenny Greenberg. “I am very proud of this project,” said Brian. “We worked hard to write, record and produce material that captivates me as an artist and a person… I think we nailed it.”
Inspiration for Brian’s songwriting comes from many different aspects of his life. In 1985, Brian’s younger sister, Karen Collins, passed away from Leukemia. Brian used his creative and artistic ability to heal the wounds of his family’s tragedy through a song he co-wrote with close friend and Zac Brown Band bass player, John Driskell Hopkins, titled “She Will Ride.” In January of 2013, Karen’s memory became an anthem to find a cure for cancer through the launch of the She Will Ride Foundation. The non-profit, founded by Brian and Blue Light Entertainment, aims at contributing financially to the determination of finding a cure for cancer and leukemia in this generation.
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.
Brian’s hard working nature and undeniable talent has led him to share the stage with The Zac Brown Band, Will Hoge, KISS, Sister Hazel, Georgia Satellites, Blackberry Smoke, Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
James Otto, Colin Hay (of Men At Work), the Smithereens, Marshall Tucker Band, Love & Theft, Edwin McCain, The Barenaked Ladies and more. A Brian Collins show always offers a dynamic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.
Since 2005, Brian has received national fan recognition through exhaustive radio and touring efforts. These efforts have been most notably realized through the creation of Brian’s fan club, the BC Brigade. This unique platform gives Brian the chance to interact on a personal level with his fans, and allows them to have a glimpse into the life of the artist who creates the music that they love. "The fans are the most important thing in my career," echoes Brian. "They make it possible for me to do what I was born to do, and I am honored to give back to them any time I can."