It’s Been Awhile since emerging singer-songwriter Dustin Collins released new music following the No. 1 Billboard Singles Sales hit “Cold Dead Hands,” and now, Collins is premiering two new tracks with Billboard off his upcoming album It’s Been Awhile, available August 3 through Average Joes Entertainment on DCDL Entertainment. CLICK HERE to pre-order It’s Been Awhile, which includes his current single “The Barn.”
In the Billboard exclusive, Collins shared a first listen to the title track “It’s Been Awhile” and “It Always Starts With You,” both written by the Bardstown, Kentucky native.
“The Barn” is already becoming a summertime hit with reviewers across the country:
“The Barn” paints a vivid picture of a night in the country complete with moonshine, haystacks and a pretty girl. The toe-tapping chorus and Dustin’s infectious voice gives this song all the makings of a country hit.”
– Mike Sullivan, New England Country Music
Dustin Collins’ new radio-ready single “The Barn” is on its way to becoming the song of summer. Collins, the heir apparent to the Luke Bryan throne, has crafted the perfect song for those hot summer nights.”
– Jeff Clark, Sun Herald
Newcomer Dustin Collins delivers an impressive new single with “The Barn.” The track boasts a sultry, sensual groove and Collins’ vocals evoke the longing and anticipation percolating throughout this lyric about a country boy trying to coax his girl up to the hay loft for a romantic rendezvous. Skilled production and personality-packed vocals make this one a winner.
– Deborah Evans Price, Contributor for Sounds Like Nashville, Billboard.com
IT’S BEEN AWHILE TRACK LISTING:
1. The Barn
(Jack Williams, Troy Johnson)
2. Cold Dead Hands
(Monty Russ Criswell, Lincoln Parish, Stephen Wilson)
4. Texas Was You
(Tony Martin, Wendell Lee Mobley, Neil Thrasher)
5. Bonfire Songs
6. It Always Starts With You
7. It’s Been Awhile
It’s Been Awhile was produced and mixed by Bill McDermott and mastered by Noah Gordon.
A true road warrior, Collins spent hundreds of thousands of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and festivals throughout the midwest and his home state of Kentucky, including a slot on Aaron Watson’s Vaquero Tour, as well as opening for Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, The Kentucky Headhunters and many more.