Kansas born singer-songwriter Matt Gary discovered his passion and desire to create country music at a young age, but unlike many of his contemporaries, he did not race off to Music City to chase the dream straight out of high school. The talented young star went to college first, earning two degrees at the University of Tampa. Through it all, he never surrendered his love of music, and frequently found time to make trips to Nashville to learn from the masters.
Matt Gary’s sound and style will remind listeners of artists like Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, but he also draws inspiration from heroes such as John Mayer and Maroon 5. Now that he is able to craft his own songs and work with like-minded writers, Gary manages to tap into his country roots while maintaining a little pop and roll spirit. This can be heard on his latest single, “Back.” While “Back” is pure country at heart, there is an undercurrent of pop sensibility that recalls the 80s era. It is just one aspect of Matt Gary’s style, more of which will be heard with the release of his new EP later this summer. Matt, who now calls Nashville home, is currently in the studio with producer Jeremy Stover (Justin Moore, Jack Ingram, Danielle Peck), and hopes to drop his full-length debut this fall.
“Back” is already heating up Country Radio this spring after being picked up by more than 60 stations and growing. The song is about trying to win back an old flame, lost to foolish mistakes. It is a theme most can relate to, as most everyone has been haunted at some point by the memories of the one that got away. The lyric video for “Back” can be viewed below.
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Official Website: http://www.mattgary.com