LEXINGTON, K.Y. – Billboard No. 1 singer-songwriter and Kentucky native Dustin Collins joins the lineup for Finn Fest on Sept. 23 in Lexington, K.Y. The concert benefits CHD (Congenital Heart Defect), Central K.Y. Make-A-Wish and Central K.Y. Heart Association. UK Healthcare K.Y. Children’s Hospital is the entertainment sponsor.
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Finn Fest features an evening of gathering, singing, dancing, bidding, food and fun. The event is held in honor of Finn who was born in September of 2011 and diagnosed with five of the 18 known congenital heart defects. Since Finn’s passing at only 7-years-old, his family found a way to raise funds for CHD research and awareness through Finn Fest.
Collins will release “Gone,” co-written with Kevin Jaggers, on Sept. 16. “Gone” follows Collins’ latest single, “When She Had Georgia on Her Mind.“ Raised Rowdy exclusively premiered a first listen to the song, which “delivers a callback to the classic country sound of the ’90s. Written by Bo Allen, Eldon Huff and Larry Bastian, listeners can feel the heartache as Collins’ croons, ‘I know this is now and that was then, but if I could do it all again, I’d go back to the time when she had Georgia on her mind.'”
“When She Had Georgia on Her Mind” is the second single from Collins‘ forthcoming album, Workin’ Man. The title track, which was included in Entertainment Tonight’s New Music Releases list, debuted as the lead single. Workin’ Man was produced by industry veterans Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire) and Bill McDermott (Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley).
A portion of proceeds from Workin’ Man will benefit GUMI (Glad You Made It) Camp USA. GUMI focuses on providing U.S. veterans with the tools they need to help them heal after deployment overseas and enable them to re-enter society. The camp is located on a 258-acre piece of property in southeast Taney County, Mo. Veterans may reside without cost to them and heal at their own pace.
Workin’ Man follows Collins’ latest album, It’s Been Awhile, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central Albums chart. His independent single “Cold Dead Hands” ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart. Collins also earned a slot on Aaron Watson’s Vaquero Tour and has opened for Tanya Tucker, Shenandoah, Clay Walker, Chris Janson, Kane Brown, Granger Smith and many more.
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