There are so few things that Colin Buchanan has not achieved over his decades as a songwriter and performing artist (and book writer) that it would take fewer words to list those than to name his dozens of albums and his work with Lee Kernaghan over 25 years, plus co-writing with other artists. For a more complete rundown of his career watch the interview below, in which I begin by listing his awards and many different abilities. The reason for our chat was the release of his new single, ‘In Real Life’, which is his first country music release in over ten years. To say it was interesting to talk to Colin would be a gross understatement – he is a fascinating man with great insight to offer about the creative process, and much more. You can watch our chat in YouTube or listen in Soundcloud. Colin is performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Friday 22 April – details at