Kentucky native Dustin Collins has impressed us over the years with his creative storytelling through songs. In the past, Dustin released toe-tapping honky-tonk tunes, but this time around he has released a more laid back slower tune. “Starts With You” is one of those songs that grabs your attention to sit back and think about the life we are each living.
In the world we live in today, things are fast pace at a dangerous speed. It seems like we hear more bad news than good. Dustin Collins reflects that in the song and mentions that we need “a little more love, a lot less hurt.”
At the end of the day, we need to go back to the old school way of thinking along with some hard work. Throughout many generations, children learn the ways of life through their parents. These days kids are more worried about the latest game console or fashion accessory, when they should be outside more enjoying the outdoors and playing on something as simple as a swing set. Look at your own life – when is the last time that you have sat on a porch swing after eating a good meal on Sunday?
These days you hear many folks say “traditional country music is dead.” Dustin Collins proves that saying is wrong with “Starts With You.” His smooth vocal style with the twang of Kentucky dialect blends in with instrumentation in the background. The overall song could have been released in the 1990’s country music scene and fits just right here in 2020.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.