With the release of his second album No Boundaries in August 2007, Travis Collins is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most exciting new talents. The handsome young contemporary country/rock performer is being enthusiastically embraced by a new generation of young country fans as well as lovers of great country music in general.
Collins’ first kick-start came back in 2004 when he won the Toyota Star Maker Quest. That competition is widely known for helping launch the professional careers of international sensation Keith Urban as well as the likes of Lee Kernaghan, Gina Jeffreys and James Blundell. Before that, he was a graduate of the prestigious NSW Public Schools Talent Development Program – a program which has also helped launch some pretty significant careers, such as those of Human Nature, Paulini and Hi 5’s Nathan Foley
After winning Starmaker, Travis released his first album, Start the Car. The album featured two tracks (‘Start The Car’ and ‘I Was Wrong’) which went to #1 on the Country Music Channel’s Top 30 Countdown - largely due to the huge number of requests from viewers. Collins was a Best Male Vocalist nominee at the 2007 Country Music Awards Of Australia (the Golden Guitars) in Tamworth. Thanks to the support of Commercial Radio Australia, Travis headed to the US in June to perform in Nashville at the CMA Festival’s Global Artist Showcase. The festival is the most prestigious in country music anywhere in the world and 191,000 people attended. Travis has also released songs in France, Denmark, Germany and the UK and currently visits Europe annually to perform for fans at a variety of shows and festivals.
Collins released his second album No Boundaries in August 2007 and a new 14 track Bonus Edition of that album is now available through ABC Music/Universal Music Australia. The album includes the #1 CMC Chart singles ‘Yeah She Does’ and ‘Rip It Up’. While ‘Brand New Day’, ‘Don’t Win Enough’ and ‘Didn’t We Love’ are all new Collins originals that have had the seal of approval from existing fans and a stack of new ones as well. Other highlights on this album include ‘Empty House’ which was co-written with James Blundell, a heartfelt cover of Garth Brook’s original, ‘A Friend To Me’ and ‘Heart Of Blues’ which features The Flood’s Kevin Bennett. While the new bonus edition includes ‘Just Enough Rope’ with Felicity Urquhart.