Brian Collins goes for nostalgia on new single ‘Never Really Left’—First Listen!


Brian Collins' roots run deep. Possessing a mixture of Bob Seger, Eli Young Band and his own unique brand of modern country, the singer-songwriter has carved out his own path, as heard on his brand new single "Never Really Left." As the lead-in to his upcoming album Healing Highway (out Oct. 7), the mid-tempo piece hits radio Aug. 18 and is a bit nostalgic, dipped in a romantic spin. For the album, Collins co-wrote every song and produced the set alongside Mills Logan (Luke Bryan, Eric Paslay) and Kenny Greenberg (Toby Keith, Pam Tillis).

“I am very proud of this project,” Collins shares of the full-length disc. “We worked hard to write, record and produce material that captivates me as an artist and person… I think we nailed it.” He first launched his Blue Light Studio in 2005 and has since produced and engineered albums from Skid Row, Tony Lucca, The Luchagores, T.I., Twista, Frank White, Nic Cowan and Tim O’Donovan. Last year, Brian expanded his studio to including booking and publising, in a partnership with music business entrepreneur Santos Vasquez.


As a result of his impecable talent, Collins has shared the stage with such acts as KISS, Sister Hazel, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Brown Band, Alabama, James Otto, Colin Hay (of Men At Work), The Smithereens, Marshall Tucker Band, Georgia Satellites, Edwin McCain, Blackberry Smoke and Will Hoge. That's an impressive resume as he heads into this new musical chapter of his career.

Heading into 2015, Collins will Rock The Boat on a cruise with Sister Hazel, The Bare Naked Ladies and Michael Franti & the Spearhead.

You can now listen to the album's lead single "Never Really Left" now:

01 Like I Never Left

Grab a copy of the track on iTunes now!


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