Get to Know: Matt Stell

Matt Stell has burst onto the country scene with his single “Prayed For You“. The track written by Stell, Allison Veltz and Ash Bowers has already racked up over 13 million (with an “m”) streams on Spotify, is featured on listener favorite playlists like Hot Country and New Boots and has just gone to radio.

Matt hails from a small town in Arkansas. One which he is grateful to have grown up in, and makes a point to get back to see him family as often as he can. The Arkansas native’s first love, was not music however, but basketball. It was basketball that took him to Drew University in Springfield, Missouri. It was there, Stell’s love for music kicked in as he found himself hiding his developing songwriting career from his college basketball coach much of his senior season.

Now, after landing in Nashville over five years ago Matt’s career as an artist is looking bright. He’s surrounded himself with an amazing team including Ash Bowers (whom you might recognize as a producer and writer on breakout star Jimmie Allen’s debut album, Mercury Lane). But Matt’s road to “Prayed For You” is not the one most traveled. In fact, it includes some serious, fork in the road, life-changing decisions Stell had to make that lead him to this very moment.

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Garrett Jacobs Releases Debut Single “The Healing”

Top 14 American Idol contestant Garrett Jacobs celebrated his birthday by releasing his debut single “The Healing” this past Saturday January 26th. The 19 year old Louisiana native who describes himself as a little bit of an old soul but definitely still a kid had an explosive 2018. After Garrett’s success on American Idol he went back to Louisiana for few months before officially making the move to Nashville. Garrett credits the show for teaching him to have the confidence needed when entering a room of industry folk in Music City. When asked what his biggest “pinch me” moment thus far in his career has been he laughs and says that “all of 2018 was a pinch me moment” but that getting to record his own music in the studio has been the most surreal moment. During a break from recording Garrett and I sat down in the studio to talk about the path from Louisiana to “The Healing”.

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