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Big Country plays college basketball

 Big Country jams in Georgia Southern win

Toombs County's Jared Collins scored seven points in 10 minutes of Georgia Southern's 98-68 home win over The Citadel. Big Country hit a 3-pointer, a layup and a slam and he was a guest on the Eagles' radio broadcast. Listen to Jared's highlights, his post game conversation and his interview with Y-101 Radio Audio   

Jared Collins hit a 3-pointer in Georgia Southern's 81-61 home win over UTC. Big Country played eight minutes and collected two rebounds. Listen to the highlight courtesy GSU Audio  

Big Country scores first collegiate points

Jared Collins has been waiting for over a year to score his first points as a Georgia Southern Eagle and on December 20, in his second collegiate game, Big Country hit two 3-pointers in a span of a minute and 56 seconds as the Eagles pounded NAIA Division II Asbury 82-51. Jared played seven minutes and scored six points with two rebounds. Big Country talks about his memorable night. Audio  GSU Audio Highlights  Game story and box

Big Country battles for playing time at Ga. Southern

Jared Collins, coming off a redshirt season as a freshman, is battling for significant playing time with the Georgia Southern Eagles. Watch Big Country (number 25) bump and grind with the big guys during a three-hour practice.  Video  Listen to Big Country Audio and head coach Jeff Price  Audio

Big Country Sings

Big Country and Red sing on Y-101

Big Country (pictured right) and Red Walker spent an hour on the Y-101 Morning Show singing some excellent old country songs. The two along with the Big Country Band put on a concert in Vidalia. Jared Collins has been a solo act for years, entertaining a various locations around the area and now he has formed his Big Country Band which plays old country standards and some new music too. Watch Big Country sing on stage Video  And check out Big Country and Red on Y-101 Video

Big Country and Kayla sing on Y-101

Jared Collins and his sister Kayla appeared on the Midday Memory Show on Y-101. Big Country sang requested songs by artists like Johnny Cash, George Jones and Johnny Paycheck and then in the final half hour he did two Johnny and June Carter Cash songs with his sister. 1st Hour  2nd Hour Watch Big Country sing Video Video  Watch two Collins' duets Video

Big Country makes second appearance on Y-101

On August 10 Jared Collins made his second appearance on Y-101 Radio. Listen to Big Country sing and take phone calls from listeners. 

Audio  Hour 1   Hour 2

Watch Big Country sing:

Country Roads

In the Garden

I've got Stripes

Good Directions

Sunday Morning

Flowers on the Wall

Paint me a Birmingham

Big Country's first appearance on Y-101

Below is a sampling of some of the songs Big Country sang when he visited the Midday Memory Show (M-F 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) on Y-101 Radio (100.9 FM) in Lyons.

First segment of Big Country's Y-101 appearance  Audio and his Y-101 profile

Songs

Randy Travis's Baptism 

George Straight's Wrapped

David Allan Coe's The Ride

Conway Twitty's 15 Years Ago 

George Straight's The Fireman

Merle Haggard's Momma Tried 

Josh Turner's Long Black Train

George Jones' White Lightening 

John Anderson's Seminole Wind

Montgomery Gentry's Lucky Man 

Jason Michael Carroll's Alyssa Lies

George Straight's I Cross My Heart  

Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues

Merle Haggard's Working Man Blues

Keith Whitley's Don't Close Your Eyes

Hank Williams Junior's Family Tradition 

Johnny Cash's I Was There When It Happened

  

Big Country's basketball career at Toombs County High