“Brave & The Broken isn’t just an album title, it is all of us,” says Travis Collins.
Collins, a six-time Golden Guitar and back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year winner, says his upcoming/eagerly anticipated sixth album delves into the depths of the human soul and spirit, the good and the bad, the happy and sad.
Every track on the album was either written or co-written by Travis himself, joining him in the writing room by some of Nashville’s foremost composers such as Jason Duke (Keith Urban) and Dave Turnbull (Luke Bryan).
“We didn’t approach these songs with a checklist and ‘rulebook’ and I’m proud that it really shows here. I just tried to write as real, relatable and honestly as I could, and we recorded what felt right. You know, the kind of songs we crank on the weekend, songs that make you think of someone or a song which takes us somewhere. Songs that put a lump in your throat, a smile on your face or a tear in your eye.” – Travis Collins.
The first single, High Horse, perfectly depicts the above; highlighting Travis’ mesmerising vocals throughout the earthy torch song which holds a mirror to a broken relationship as seen through a mate’s eyes.
“All of us are brave and broken, depending on the day, and that is what I wanted these songs to be” – Travis Collins.
May 21-25: Norfolk Island Country Music Festival
July 11: Big Red Bash – Birdsville, QLD
August 11: Mt. Isa Mines Rodeo – Mt. Isa, QLD
August 24: Gympie Muster – Gympie, QLD
September 15: Brisbane Racing Country Music Day – Hamilton, QLD
September 29: Deni Ute Muster – Deniliquin, NSW
October 27: VDL Festival – Biloela, QLD
November 3: Melton Mowbray Rodeo – Melton, TAS