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When CMT Top 10 Artist Chas Collins steps on stage, it’s no secret why he debuted at #9 on CMT’s most popular and one of the most sought after artists on the touring circuit today. Whether it’s his signature vocals, his high energy stage show, or watching the 6’ 6” cowboy step onto the dance floor to stir the crowd up even more, he makes it happen and people notice.
“Our clientele have raved about his performance, and have requested his return every time we have had him. He is one of the best performers I have ever seen,” said Bobby Pollard, entertainment coordinator for a recent venue.
Chas was born and raised in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, where music was always a part of his life. He visited Nashville a few years ago to record his first CD at Magic Tracks Studio. Released in 2005, “They Wanna Hang a Bad Boy” sold just over 400 copies in the first few weeks, but then the hurricane it.
The remaining 600 copies of the CD’s were lost after Katrina along with nearly everything Chas owned, but that didn’t stop him. It just made him work harder.
Determined to follow his dream, he headed for Nashville with nothing but a few changes of clothes and the money in his pocket. Over the next two years he put together his current band made up of talented musicians: Bobby Cook (lead guitar, slide guitar, and b/g vocals), Mike Ingram (bass guitar and b/g vocals), C.J. Dubuission (Guitar and b/g vocals) and Rob Pate (drums and percussion) and started touring full time. They have played over 1300 shows and a total of 39 states. The boys have opened for A-list national acts such as Luke Bryan, Bucky Covington, David Ball, and Hotel California.
These days, Chas is working harder than ever at doing what he loves. He plays his hard hitting originals, current country hits, a touch of rock and crowd pleasing favorites. He and his band are currently booking for 2014. Chas’ team consists of Mike Martinovich (Marketing) , Kirt Webster (publicist), Powers Brothers Entertainment (promotion) and Dan Hodges Music (producer).
“There is no doubt in my mind that a record deal is in the near future for this young country artist,” said producer Butch Johnson from Magic Tracks Studio. “He’s just too good to be overlooked for long!"