Ruthie CollinsI meet a lot of up-and-coming country artists through email.  Today, we have a video to share with all of you.  The song is “Dear Dolly”. The artist is Ruthie Collins.   After struggling through three hours of a very disappointing “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on ABC television last night, listening to Ruthie’s song brought back much more than the memory of how country  music is supposed to sound. I don’t know how the rest of the country music fans feel, but I really think the world needs more Chris Stapleton — and, I think they could use a lot more Ruthie Collins, too. We have a little information about the artist, and will tell you about her before posting the video.

Here you go – Meet Ruthie Collins.

Growing up on a grape farm in rural Fredonia, New York, Ruthie Collins began studying music at the age of three. During her childhood she learned to play violin and classical piano, and began performing in musicals and all-county and all-state orchestras in high school. After graduating, she went on to study songwriting at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Ruthie CollinsAfter a short stint as the Contemporary Vocal Director at the largest Lutheran church in the country (located in San Antonio, Texas) she moved to Nashville in 2007 where she quickly began making friends in the songwriting community. After meeting with Nashville Star finalist Victoria Gibson, the two teamed up for a new show called Can You Duet. And although they finished in the top six, the duo (Wild Honey) disbanded and Ruthie began her solo career

She began writing with some of Nashville’s best known songrwriters including: Steve Bogard, Jeff Cohen, Josh Leo, Nathan Chapmanm and Jonathon Singleton, and has been turning heads with her songwriting and live performance ever since. She considers herself an “old-fashioned person living in the modern age” and traditionalists will love her throwback sound that shines through in her new single, “Dear Dolly” a tribute to one of Country’s greatest artists of all time.

In addition to her website, visit her Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there. She has a number of other social media links on her website, so check those out as well.  And, you can follow her on Twitter @ruthie_collins.  If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.

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I meet a lot of up-and-coming country artists through email.  Today, we have a video to share with all of you.  The song is “Dear Dolly”. The artist is Ruthie Collins.   After struggling through three hours of a very disappointing “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on ABC...