Hi Chloe! Welcome to Buzz Music. How have you been?
Hi! I’ve been great, thank you for having me!
Can you tell us a little more about yourself? How did you know music was what you wanted to pursue? When I was eight years old I started teaching myself chords on the guitar and writing songs. I performed “The Sound of Music” at my school talent show that year and once I heard the applause from the audience I realized music was what I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life.
Now I am a singer-songwriter based in Nashville. One of my songs was featured on the 100th episode of the TV show Nashville, and many of my other songs have been featured on TV shows such as Heartland, The Vineyard, Bellevue, and Hudson & Rex. My music has also been on Spotify editor-curated playlists such as Wild Country and New Music Nashville. I have performed at such legendary venues as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Opry City Stage and The Bitter End in New York, and the House of Blues in New Orleans.
You have had some of your music featured on some notable TV shows - how did that happen for you and were they songs you have written yourself?
I make sure to get my music on every possible platform in order for it to be heard by as many people as possible. Thanks to Spotify editor-curated playlists, my songs were able to reach a much larger audience and several music supervisors heard my music and reached out to me about using it in their shows. Now I have had ten-song placements in total, and each of those were songs I wrote by myself!
Any plans to release new music in 2020?
I am currently working in the studio to create new music! I am so excited to share these new songs with the world because I feel like they share truths that people can connect with, just like what has already happened with “Didn’t Want You.” Stay tuned on social media and other platforms to learn about release dates!
How was the writing and recording process? Each song I’ve written has had a different writing and recording process. When I was writing my new single, “Didn’t Want You,” with Smith Curry and Tiffany Goss, we all had this moment when we came up with the title and we looked at each other and realized all of us—and, probably, everyone else who would listen to this song—had been in a position where you want to love someone but that person’s mind is somewhere else. Every time I play “Didn’t Want You” at a live show people come up to me and share their stories and express how much they can relate to the song. Though it is a difficult situation to be in, so many people have felt that way and by putting it into a song we are basically saying, “you are not alone.” Smith and I went into the studio and made sure that the sound of the record reflected the mood of the song so we could emphasize the emotional impact of the lyrics.
What role does Nashville play in your music?
I have been coming to Nashville to record my music since I was fourteen years old. My first trip here I fell in love with the way that music oozes out of the city. You can walk down the street and hear ten different people singing in ten different places. It is the place to be if you are a singer-songwriter, and now I am able to write with incredibly talented people as well as play shows at historic venues.
Any plans to hit the road when things return to normal?
I would love to go on tour sometime soon. I play live shows around Nashville almost every day and I have several co-writes each week. Thanks to technology I have been able to still keep up that schedule of writes during this crazy time and I’ve been playing my music on multiple live stream shows! As soon as things return to normal I will be keeping people updated about my shows on social media.
Tell us where to find you on social media and connect with you!
You can find my music on Spotify, Apple Music, and any place that you listen to music. My Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all under Chloe Collins Music and I am always updating those to share exciting news, previews of new music, and information about live shows!
Listen to Chloe Collins, here.