Former forensic crime scene investigator turned singer-songwriter Kevin Sullivan is set to tick off a bucket list goal this month.
The Gerringong musician will jet off to Nashville, Tennessee on April 4 to record two more songs with award winning producer Matt Fell and will be playing in Music Row at Legends Corner.
Kevin will then return home to support a star studded line up of Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Travis Collins and The Wolfe Brothers at the inaugural Big Country Festival in Berry on May 11.
"I've had three songs charting in the top 40 since May 2018," Kevin said.
"I'm excited how my musical journey is unfolding. Recording and playing in Nashville was on my bucket list so I hope this inspires other to realise It's never too late to chase your dream."
"I look forward to releasing one of these new singles later in the year. I'm really excited at how my next album is coming together."
Kevin recently released his new single and music video, Unknown People, paying tribute to emergency services personnel, victims and everyday people who are involved in traumatic events.
The song was inspired by his memories of the Waterfall train disaster on January 31, 2003. Kevin was working as a forensic crime scene investigator at the time of the accident, in which seven people were killed when the train derailed.
"Today, sadly the song is very relevant both locally and around the world as people are affected by natural disasters and terrorism," he said.
"The song explores how emergency services personnel such as police, fire fighters, ambulance officers, medical teams, Defence Force personnel as well as regular members of the community who attend or witness incidents, often experience emotional suffering and are affected long after they leave a scene and return to their normal day-to-day lives."
Kevin said most of the first responders are not related to the victims of incidents they attend, so they become the 'unknown people' who suffer and they carry the scars from these traumatic events.
"I hope this song helps to encourage those 'unknown people to break their silence if they are suffering and to know that they are not alone," Kevin said.
Kevin said the Unknown People music video has had a huge emotional response.
"I have received overwhelming support especially from locals, with more than 60 people involved in the video shoot at Port Kembla Railway Station.
"I was also humbled to have personnel from NSW Fire and Rescue, Corrimal Unit and NSW Trains in attendance for the video."
Unknown People is lifted from Kevin's debut album, Belonging, and his live performance of the track is a touching moment at his shows.
"I am regularly approached by people who tell me how the song resonates with them and just how much they can relate to it," he said.
"I am humbled and privileged to receive such personal insights into what is often a difficult subject to talk about."
For more of Kevin's music head to www.kevinsullivanmusic.com, see Kevin Sullosullivan on Facebook and @kevinsullosullivan on Instagram.