Bo began his Christian music career in 2006 at the age of 14. Both Collins men play in the band Seventy Times Seven (www.70×7.com) and are the group’s principal writers.
Seventy Times Seven was founded by B.J. Collins in 1996, and began publishing RealAudio and MP3 recordings on the 70×7.com website in 1997. The band’s songs have been heard by listeners from all over the world, and there have already been over three million downloads of the band’s music from online music websites like Amazon.com, iTunes.com, eMusic.com, Mp3.com, ReverbNation.com, Spotify.com, Soundclick.com, ArtistLaunch.com, and Mp3.com.au (Australia). The songs of 70×7 have risen to the top of the Christian charts on several indie music websites. The band’s newest recording project, entitled Born Again and Again, is being managed by the TMG record label, with worldwide distribution through The Orchard, and was officially released on July 17, 2012.
Over the years, 70×7 has served a variety of audiences, including an opening night worship concert at the 2000 Creation Festival. 70×7 has partnered in ministry with many churches, Christian colleges, and faith-based organizations. Some of the band’s past partners include the United Methodist Church, Roman Catholic Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church of America, Presbyterian Church USA, Assemblies of God, American Baptist Churches USA, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Pentecostal Church of God, Anglican churches, Episcopal churches, Full Gospel churches, independent Christian churches, hospitals, pregnancy centers, pro-life advocates, and others.
In addition to their work with 70×7, both of the Collins men serve as local church worship leaders. B.J. Collins leads the Saturday night band at Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, and he also leads the praise band at New Stanton United Methodist Church on Sunday mornings in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Bo Collins serves as worship leader for Homestead Park United Methodist Church in Munhall, Pennsylvania.