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New “The Hardest Part” Lyric Video!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I realized recently that it has been nearly 10 years since I wrote and recorded my first CD as a solo artist, “Short and Sweet.” (What!?) I wanted to share some of these songs in a new way, so I thought I’d do some lyric videos. This is my first attempt with one of my favorite songs from the record, “The Hardest Part.”

This is a …

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Heading to Greece!, Free Song Download and More!…

Friday, September 12th, 2014

I am proud to be going to Greece as part of a tour with Proclaim! International as a member of a newly-formed Bluegrass band (comprised of some great musicians from my church worship team.)

SC Pyramid Building 2

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The Nashville Sessions CD and Digital Dowload Now Available!

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Matt’s New EP is now available for sale!

CDs and Digital Downloads are now ready for your consumption…

To order a physical copy of the CD please click the PayPal button below the album cover…and to order your digital downloads, see the widget below.

Thanks so much for your support!  Enjoy the Tunes!

The Nashville Sessions, Vol.1 EP…

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Starlight Songwriting Sessions

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Hey Everyone!  I’ve been doing a lot of songwriting with my good friends Brock Berryhill and Evan Coffman at Starlight Studios in Orlando, Fl.

It’s been a lot of fun to write for someone other than myself…we’ve been able to step out of our “box” and just try to write some good, catchy songs.  Brock Berryhill played all of the instruments and most of vocals for …

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Want Some FREE Music?! I Thought So.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

I’m in a great mood today, and I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me and my music over the years. Please enjoy these songs for FREE and Pass it along to everyone you know :)

Just Click the link below for the free tunes (6 tracks total)

https://www.noisetrade.com/MattCollins#

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Matt Interviewed for Jacksonville.com

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Recently, Matt was interviewed for a podcast to be posted on Jacksonville.com. Heather Furey conducted the interview and produced the podcast. The interview can be found here:

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VIDEO: “Not Sure” (WPA cover) Live in Daytona Beach

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Here’s a cover of WPA’s (and Fiction Family’s) “Not Sure” that I threw into my set the other night. This is from 12/4/09 at Mai Tai Bar in Daytona Beach , Fl. I just set the camera up and let it roll. If you like this song, definitely check out WPA. GREAT stuff!

-Matt…

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VIDEO: Collins Brothers – Glory Bound – Firepit Jam Session

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Here’s another video from our Family Jam Session by the FirePit this past Thanksgiving. This should give you an idea as to why we wanted to record a cover album together. This is the kind of stuff that we’ve grown up doing at family gatherings. Hope you enjoy!

You’ll notice that this is the censored version, as there are mostly kids in the audience ;)

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A Real Collins Family Thanksgiving FirePit Jam Session!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. We had two! One here in Jacksonville, and the other in Hawkisville, GA with a boatload of more Family. It was great, and we even had an impromptu jam session by the firepit. Here’s a little taste….more to come.

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Live Video: Ghosts of Jackson Square (Edwin McCain cover)

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

I recently stopped by my good friend, Nick Nanton’s new office in Winter Park, FL.  There were guitars laying around and his sweet new HD video camera.  We let the camera roll, and I did an impromptu version of one of my favorite Edwin McCain songs.  We’ll definitely be doing more of this in the future, so stay tuned!

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“Short and Sweet” Featured in BellaSol TV Spot!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Check out this GREAT video from my friend Brook Pifer featuring my song “Short and Sweet.” She’s incredible! She did my photos for the “Short & Sweet” Album, and she’s now getting into shooting/directing videos.

You can also see the video HERE as well as all of Brook’s work at BrookPifer.com

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The Collins Brothers CD Is Finally Here!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

A quick note:

I’m so proud of my latest project, The Collins Brothers, with my brother, Bo Collins. We had a blast recording this album, and we hope you guys enjoy it as well.

To hear a preview of the Album, please visit my Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/mattcollins

To order your copy, just click here!

Thanks so much for all of your support, and for your …

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Collins Brothers CD On The Way!!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give a quick update on the upcoming Collins Brothers CD.
The CD is currently at the manufacturer and is expected to be here in the next couple of weeks.
We’re looking for a mid-June release date, so make sure you check back here often for details as they come in!

We may also start taking pre-orders soon, so …

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VIDEO BLOG: The Collins Brothers – Live and Unplugged Pt.3

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Here is part 3 of the short video series that Bo and I (The Collins Bros.) recorded in my living room. These have all been songs from our upcoming album. This time we did a cover of Martin Sexton’s “Glory Bound.” Enjoy!

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VIDEO BLOG: The Collins Brothers – Live And Unplugged – Part2

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Hey Everyone,

Here’s part 2 of The Collins Brothers video blog series. Bo and I decided to sit down a couple weeks ago and play you a few songs from the new record. The first song was Patty Griffin’s “Long Ride Home.” Click here if you haven’t seen that one yet.

Here’s the second song. This one is called “Jacksonville …

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VIDEO BLOG: The Collins Bros. Live and Unplugged – Part 1

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Hey Everyone,

As you may already know, The Collins Bros. CD is almost done! Bo and I decided to sit down this past weekend and play you a few songs from the new record. Here’s the first one. This song is called “Long Ride Home” written by Patty Griffin. Patty is an unbelievable songwriter and performer. She is one of the artists …

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Babe Ruth, Cabbage, The Beatles and the State of Music Production

Friday, February 6th, 2009

That’s a crazy title, eh?  Babe Ruth was born on this day in 1895.  Did you know that he often wore a cabbage leaf under his baseball cap to keep cool?  He changed it every few innings!  I saw this little nugget today, and it got me thinking.

It’s amazing that some of the people, who accomplished great things years ago, did it with …

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Mixing has begun!

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The Collins Brothers CD is starting to come together!  This past weekend I trekked down to Gainesville, Fla. to hand off my beloved hard drive to Musician/Producer/Professional Model/Engineer Michael J. On said hard drive are all of the ProTools files of the upcoming Collins Brothers CD.  Michael will be playing some bass guitar, lead guitar, keyboards, and whatever else comes to mind.  Having blossomed …

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Thanksgiving, Recording, Twitter, ETC!!

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I know, I know…I slacked off last month! I had one of those really busy months with Thanksgiving and all…but I know it’s no excuse!

Good News – We’re one more major step away from finishing the recording of the Collins Brothers CD! My brother, Bo, recorded all of his vocal tracks on Thanksgiving Day. (click here to read my latest blog about this.) …

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