Andy Collins was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina where he had many godly influences in his life. He was blessed to have parents who took him to church and encouraged him to listen to people like evangelist Billy Graham. Andy was so inspired by his message that when he was young, he would build a pulpit out of building blocks and preach to his little sister. At the age of seven Andy asked Jesus to be Lord of his life. Even at a young age, Andy knew he had a calling to serve the Lord. Andy started learning to play guitar at age six and wrote his first song in the sixth grade. Around that same time he started singing with a trio, performing a mix of Gospel and patriotic songs. Andy sang at several military homecomings during the first Gulf War, performed in Washington D.C., and met and performed for many political figures. Andy also enjoyed ministering with his family at an Alcohol/Drug rehabilitation Center in western North Carolina. It was at this place that he realized the potential to make a difference in people’s lives using the medium of music. Andy attended Brevard College, located near the Blue Ridge Mountains, and majored in music. There are many quiet places to listen to God in this beautiful part of the country. At this place and time, Andy learned to be a more creative songwriter and performer. After college, Andy moved to Tennessee. He had the privilege to sing with the well-known Gospel trio McKeithen and Company for several years. During his travels, he met the girl who would become his wife. Rebecca and Andy married and settled in middle Tennessee. Since then, Andy has had the opportunity to serve in several churches as Minister to Students and Minister of Worship. He has enjoyed leading God’s people in worship. Now, Andy feels blessed to minister to you by singing about his quiet times, tough experiences and victorious moments. Andy would love to have the opportunity to come and sing for you!
Andy loves to sing and play anywhere God opens the door!
I'm packing up the gear for a tour in support of my new album. My songlist includes originals along with hymns and worship songs that have changed my life! Check out our tour page for when we’ll be playing near you.
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