RECORDS/ARISTA NASHVILLE ARTIST MATT STELL RELEASES SULTRY TAKE ON ARIANA GRANDE HIT “GOD IS A WOMAN”
Stell is the ONLY Debut Artist to Top BOTH Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck Radio Charts in 2019 with
His GOLD First Single “Prayed For You,” in the U.S.
Stell’s Next Single, “Everywhere But On,” Impacts Country Radio on Dec. 2
|NASHVILLE, TN – RECORDS/Arista Nashville artist Matt Stell releases his sultry take on the Ariana Grande hit “God is a Woman” today. Stell’s version of the female-assertive anthem follows his U.S. Gold, multi-week No. 1 breakthrough “Prayed For You.” “God is a Woman” and “Prayed For You” are available now on Stell’s debut EP Everywhere But On. Download and stream HERE.
“When I first heard ‘God is a woman’ I was floored,” Stell said. “It’s such a well written song. The title is very provocative, but the lyric takes the song in a slightly different direction that really makes an impact.”
Stell continued, “It explores the tension between sexuality and spirituality in a fresh way. To me the strength of this song comes from its unapologetic sexuality. It’s all the more potent because it’s from a woman’s point of view. I think this song fits right in with country music’s tradition of sexual songs from artists like The Kendalls or Loretta Lynn to name a few. If Conway Twitty were around I could definitely hear him doing this song. A lot of my favorite music in all genres and all eras pushes boundaries. This song does that and I had a ball reimagining it.”
The double Platinum “God is a woman” was the second single from Grande’s fourth album Sweetener. It was originally released in July 2018 and was written by Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson, and producer llya Salmanzaden. It eventually reached Top 10 in 17 countries and was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Stell is releasing new music as he continues to ride the success of his breakthrough hit “Prayed For You,” which remains at No. 2 on the BDS and Mediabase country radio charts after two weeks at No. 1 on Billboard and one week at No. 1 on Country Aircheck – a FIRST for any debut artist single in 2019, in the U.S. Stell’s sophomore single, “Everywhere But On,” impacts country radio on Dec. 2.
Penned by Stell, Ash Bowers, and Allison Veltz, “Prayed For You” has amassed more than 100 million streams and was certified Gold by the RIAA in September.
Photo Credit Matthew Berinato
|ABOUT MATT STELL: After playing college basketball for Drury University for four years, breakthrough country artist Matt Stell stood at a crossroads. One road led to Cambridge, MA where Stell was accepted into Harvard University’s Extension School Pre-Med program. The other road pointed toward Nashville and a career in country music. Stell made the choice to follow his dreams of writing and performing. The 6’7” Center Ridge, Ark. native and 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/Arista Nashville. His multi-week, No. 1 debut single, “Prayed For You ,” written by Stell along with Ash Bowers and Alison Veltz, is certified Gold and has already amassed more than 100 million digital streams, making waves on Billboard’s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs Charts and spinning on SiriusXM’s The Highway in addition to having been featured on Spotify’s Hot Country, New Boots, Wild Country, and Country Kind Of Love Playlists, Amazon’s “The Weekly One,” and Apple’s A-List Country Playlist. Stell made his primetime, network TV debut performing the song during a special episode of ABC’s summer reality series “Bachelor in Paradise.” The CMT Discovery Artist and Taste of Country Ones To Watch artist’s official music video for “Prayed For You” premiered via People, has racked up nearly 10 million views. “Prayed For You” along with “Home In A Hometown,” a collaboration with Jimmie Allen, and Stell’s sultry cover of Ariana Grande’s “God is a woman” can be found on Stell’s EP, Everywhere But On. Catch Stell on tour this fall with Chris Young’s “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” through Nov. 23. Learn more at mattstell.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube @MattStellMusic.
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