By Sal Verini –
Emerging singer-songwriterDustin Collins has signed a label-services deal with Average Joes Entertainment for marketing and distribution of Collins‘ new album set for release this summer on DCDL Entertainment.
Fresh off his independent single “Cold Dead Hands,” which ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart, Collins is in the studio preparing for his next music project.
“I am honored and humbled to be part of the Average Joes family! Their team believes in authentic, nonconformist music and knows how to get it out to the fans. This wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for mentors in my life like David Long and Dave Hufana. They’ve been there for me from the beginning and continue this wild ride with me!”Collins exclaimed.
“We are excited to partner with Dustin, his music is authentic and his live show entertains, impresses and he wins new fans every night. We look forward to bringing his music to the widest possible audience as his career continues to grow,” said Forrest Latta, A&R, Average Joes Entertainment.
A true road warrior, Collins spent hundreds 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.
Average Joes Entertainment is home to Colt Ford,Montgomery Gentry, Devin Burris, Cypress Spring, Charlie Farley, Sarah Ross, Moonshine Bandits, The LACS, Lenny Cooper, Bingx,Tommy Chayne and The Mud Digger Series. Subsidiary labels include AVJ Records and Backroad Records.
Average Joes Entertainment launched in 2008 with flagship artist Colt Ford. Since its inception, the entertainment company has expanded to housing three labels, a management company, a publishing entity and a film and television production company. Founded by CEO Shannon Houchins, the Nashville-based organization focuses on delivering a broad range of services to its artist roster, management clients and strategic partners including digital marketing, PR, tour marketing, creative and content creation, fan interaction and experiences and e-commerce. For more information, visit averagejoesent.com.