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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With Everywhere But On rising into the Top 15 at Canadian country radio and a steady 64 weeks on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, Matt Stell is poised for his next big breakthrough with the release of his new EP — Better Than That   — available now!  Co-produced by Matt with Ash Bowers, Better Than That features five new songs, including the EP’s “empowering” (Taste of Country) title track. In addition to the new sides, the EP includes the single “Everywhere But On,” his Music Canada Gold-certified smash and one of NSAI’s “Ten Songs We Wish We’d Written,” “Prayed For You,” as well as the recently released If I Was A Bar.” Stream/download the full project here.

Earlier this week, Matt and Ash headlined the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® Songwriter Session and the “breakthrough entertainer” (American Songwriter) made a virtual visit to Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He’ll celebrate his new EP with a live stream concert tonight (10/16) at 5:30pm CT on Facebook and YouTube and on Sunday (10/18) is set to perform the National Anthem for the Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans NFL game on CBS. Stay tuned to @MattStellMusic on socials for additional interviews, podcasts, live streams and appearances!

Produced by Ash Bowers and Matt Stell
1.      Everywhere But On (Matt Stell, Paul Sikes, and Lance Miller)
2.      If I Was A Bar (Dan Isbell, Zack Kale, and Jonathan Singleton)
3.      Prayed For You (Ash Bowers, Matt Stell, and Allison Veltz-Cruz)
4.      Better Than That (Joe Fox, Phil Barton, and Matt Stell)
5.      I Love You Too (Seth Alley, Matt Stell, Ryan Peterson)
6.      Sadie (Nate Cyphert, Sam Roman, Parrish Warrington, and Diederik van Elsas)
7.      Chase it Down (Jarrod Ingram, Blake Hubbard, Brian Maher, and Matt Stell)
8.      Look at Me Now (Joe Fox, Seth Ennis, and Thomas Finchum)

ABOUT MATT STELL:  With over 340 Million cumulative streams across his catalog to date and a Top 15 and climbing single Everywhere But On ,” Gold artist Matt Stell is having a banner 2020.  Stell kicked off the year with a performance on “Good Morning America,” leading into his first headlining tour. He started Penned Up – his hugely successful 8-week Instagram-live series, was the first-ever artist to receive a virtual plaque from the RIAA for his Platinum break-through debut single, “Prayed For You,” and performed the National Anthem for a NASCAR Cup Series Race. Matt was also featured on Over Yonder,” a collaboration with viral sensation and Christian rapper Lathan Warlick, which powerfully blends hip hop patriotism with a call for unity.

In 2019, Matt’s multi-week No. 1 Platinum-certified hit, Prayed For You” made him the ONLY debut artist single to top the Billboard Country Airplay chart that year (for two consecutive weeks), also notching the top spot in Country Aircheck/ Mediabase.  The highly acclaimed smash, written by Stell with Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz Cruz, has accumulated more than 270 million streams worldwide.

The 6’7 Arkansas native has come a long way from playing college basketball for Drury University and making the choice to head to Nashville instead of Cambridge, MA where he was accepted into Harvard University’s Extension School Pre-Med program. Following his dream of writing and performing, the self-taught vocalist and guitar-player made the move to Music City in 2014, landing a publishing and management deal with Wide Open Music and a record deal with music industry powerhouse Barry Weiss’ RECORDS Nashville/Arista Nashville. Stell has received “Ones To Watch” shout-outs from multiple partners, including Vevo DSCVR, MusicRow’s Next Big Thing, CMT Discovery Artist, YouTube Music Artist on the Rise and more.
Learn more at mattstell.comTwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube @MattStellMusic.

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