When CMT Artist Chas Collins steps on stage, it’s no secret why he is one of the most sought
after artists on the touring circuit today. Whether it’s his signature vocals, his high energy stage show, or
watching the 6’ 6” cowboy step onto the dance floor to stir the crowd up even more, he makes it happen and people notice.
“Our clientele have raved about his performance, and have requested his return every time we have had
him. He is one of the best performers I have ever seen,” said Bobby Pollard, entertainment coordinator for a recent venue.
Chas was born and raised in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, where music was always a part of his life. He
visited Nashville in 2004 to record his first CD at Magic Tracks Studio with producers Butch Johnson and Al Jones. Released in 2005, “They Wanna Hang a Bad Boy” sold just over 400 copies in the first few weeks, but then the hurricane it.
The remaining 600 copies of the CD’s were lost after Katrina along with nearly everything Chas
owned, but that didn’t stop him. It just made him work harder.Determined to follow his dream, he headed for Nashville with nothing but a few changes of clothes and the money in his pocket. Over the next two years he put together his current band made up of talented musicians: Matt Macdougall (lead guitar, slide guitar, and b/g vocals), Gary “Brotherman” Branchaud (bass guitar and b/g vocals), Gabriel Rodriguez (Guitar and b/g vocals) and Rob Pate (drums and percussion) and started touring full time. They have played over 1300 shows and a total of 38 states. The boys have opened for A-list national acts such as Luke Bryan, Bucky Covington, David Ball, and Hotel California.
These days, Chas is working harder than ever at doing what he loves. He plays his hard hitting
originals, current country hits, a touch of rock and crowd pleasing favorites. He and his band are currently
booking for 2014. Chas' team consists of Kirt Webster (publicist), and Dan Hodges Music (producer) and Powers Brothers Productions (Special Promotions).
“There is no doubt in my mind that a record deal is in the near future for this young country artist,” said
producer Butch Johnson from Magic Tracks Studio. “He’s just too good to be overlooked for long.”