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Travis Collins inducted into Galaxy of Stars

23 January 2019

Travis Collins has today been inducted into the Galaxy of Stars as the 2019 recipient joining some of the greatest names in country music bestowed the honour.

The announcement was made in front of many fans following Collins’ performance at FanZone, much to his surprise.

From humbling beginnings busking on Peel Street at age 11 to being crowned Toyota Star Maker in 2004, the winner of six Golden Guitar Awards and boasting back-to-back CMC Male Artist of the Year titles, Collins has established himself as a leading male vocalist in the Australian music landscape.

Collins’ latest album Brave & the Broken has received widespread praise with four Golden Guitar nominations for Contemporary Country Album of the Year, Male artist of the Year, CMC video of the year and Single of the Year, with the winners to be announced at the Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday 26 January.

Collins said he was honoured to be inducted into the Galaxy of Stars.

“I feel very humbled to be recognised as the 2019 inductee and have my plaque placed next to some of the artists who have inspired me throughout my career,” he said.

Country Music Festival Manager Barry Harley said it is a fitting tribute to a dedicated and highly talented artist.

“Travis is one of the brightest stars in Australian country music and has worked hard to carve a very successful career in the industry. I congratulate him on this achievement,” he said.

Collins’ fans will have another chance to see him perform this Friday 25 January in a free concert at Toyota Park. The concert will feature some past Toyota Star Maker winners and finalists as well as other special guests.

The Galaxy of Stars was introduced to formally recognise the achievements of outstanding country music stars and has become a key feature of the annual Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth.

The Galaxy of Stars plaques are displayed in the forecourt at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.

Tamworth Regional Council acknowledges the Gamilaroi/Kamilaroi people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would like to pay respect to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in and visiting our region.