Matt Mason has always known music was his calling. While growing up in Indiana, Matt was influenced by old school country music and Southern Gospel. It was Waylon’s Smooth country approach and great country lyrics by legendary writers such as Haggard, Willie and Johnny Cash that are responsible for his passion and love for great Music. Matt Recalls Sundays after church where he learned to play the guitar from a fellow parishioner Carl Downy, sometimes after morning service the two would sit and play until it was time to head back for evening fellowship. A family trip to The Grand Ole Opry at The Ryman Auditorium at the age of 11 would be what set things in motion. Matt recalls telling his Father that he would perform on that very same stage one day. In 2011 Matt Mason would take the stage at “The Mother Church” as CMT’s “Next Superstar, winner.
“lyrics first, music second” -Matt Mason
Matt never turned down an opportunity to perform. Having the chance to share the stage with Country Elites like Charlie Daniels and Vern Gosdin, he had no doubt Music City was his destination. In 2005 Matt packed his belongings and made the move to Nashville to pursue his dreams. Performing on iconic Lower Broadway at famous attractions such as Tootsies and The Stage presented an opportunity to audition for USA Network’s “Nashville Star”. After finishing in 4th place Matt would find himself with more drive and passion than ever for his music and fans. In 2011, an invitation to appear on CMT’s “Next Superstar” felt like the opportunity that he had been waiting for. It was in June of that same year, Matt was named Winner of CMT’s “Next Superstar”. Matt has had the honor of opening up for and sharing the stage with a multitude of talent. He was placed on the 2011 CMT Tour, featuring Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson and Lee Brice. Also sharing the stage with other artist such as Blake Shelton and David Allan Coe.
Matt released his latest album titled “The Writers Collection, Volume One” April 21, 2017, a project Matt and his team take great pride in. The album is a compilation of Matts most popular music and three (3) new releases. Currently touring Several East and West coast states, Matt describes his Band as his true family on and off the road. The talent, experience and chemistry these guys have on stage is the real deal. Band Members include John Scott, Leon Watson, and Brad Roberts. They all bring years of talent and accolades that include working relationships with music greats such as Jamey Johnson, Tom T. Hall and Tracy Lawrence.
Matt is looking forward to kicking off a radio tour and touring venues across the US in 2017. Despite Matts busy schedule he is still finding plenty of time to work on new music and develop his ever-growing global fan base.
“My main focus is my Relationship with God, reading my bible daily and my family, friends, music and fans” -Matt Mason