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matt stell birthday – Matt Stell Shares Behind The Song Story For No. 1 Hit “Prayed For You” Exclusive
Matt Stell’s star is on the rise, i think his new song “Prayed for You” resonates with a a country fanbase and really speaks to anyyone who searching to find someone special, but doesn’t yet know who that person might be. Coming from a true singer-songwriter like Stell, that’s not really an Earth-shattering statement. What makes it interesting, though, is the wealth of experience he has to pull from. A renaissance man in modern country, Stell is both an artist and an athlete, a soulful Southern vocalist and a worldly wayfarer. He’s a deep-thinking academic and a live-for-the-moment dreamer. And he’s a writer whose passion for the page is only equaled by his addiction to the stage.
Watch and take a listen to the official music video for Matt Stell’s song “Prayed For You” featuring Savannah Chrisley. The video, released in the summer of 2018, was shot in and around different areas of Middle Tennessee.
Jimmie is a good friend of mine. We have some of the same folks working with us management wise so our paths cross quite a bit. I wrote this song with Ash Bowers and Matt Rogers, who is is very talented. We wrote the song and thought it would be so cool if we had Jimmie come on and feature on it because he’s got such a great voice and such a great way of interpreting songs. He heard the song and dug it, and wanted to be a part of it. It was really, really fine watching all come together and I can’t wait. It really, really makes the song special to have Jimmie on it.
Stell know “Prayed for You” was what they hoped to write, but could not have imagined that the song would so rapidly make its way up the charts. In this month’s episode of New In Nashville, we talk to Matt Stell, who’s breakout single ‘Prayed for You’ is exploding across country radio.
In this first video Matt shares where he calls home” and his childhood. He reveals some of his early influences and talks about going to college to play basketball. Matt reveals when he was bitten by the music big, how he taught himself to play guitar and what his what his Plan B” might have been if music didn’t work out.
Prayed for You” is one of seven songs on Stell’s new EP, that’s available everywhere today. The EP also includes the title track, Everywhere But On,” and a collaboration with Jimmie Allen.
It’s been a busy few months for rising country star Matt Stell, who made his Opry debut on April 27, signed with Arista Nashville, and continues to see his song Prayed for You” climb the charts. On May 24, he’ll release his EP, Everywhere But On, and today (May 10), the title-track was released.
Penned by Matt, Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz, Prayed For You” takes on the all too relatable story of a guy praying for that special someone before he’s even met her.
The episode will feature a performances of his song Prayed for You,” which has been streamed more than 23 million times on Spotify. Matt is the fist artist to reach No. 1 with a debut single since Jimmie Allen’s Best Shot” in November 2018.
The second video features Matt explaining when he knew music was his dream. He also shares that he wanted to write and perform both from the very beginning and why. Matt tells the story of how his publishing deal came about and how one of his songs led to getting signed to a record deal.
My takeaway is that Barlines in the Omni Nashville Hotel is ground zero for CRS week. I think I ate every meal in Barlines for, like, three days. No matter what, there’s always a Makers on the rocks there waiting for ya, and new friends to meet.
He applied for a pre-medical program at Harvard University and was accepted. But six weeks before his big move to Massachusetts, Stell was offered a new publishing deal in Nashville.
Raised mostly in Center Ridge, Arkansas, with some time spent in Central Florida, Matt Stell grew up listening to a mix of classic country, country-rock, blues-rock, and rap while making a name for himself in basketball. (His high school AAU team once claimed victory over LeBron James) He went on to play college basketball at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he started playing guitar between school and team obligations. As soon as he could play Barre chords, he began writing songs and performing at a local bar. Music quickly became a passion, though he finished a master’s degree in communications at the University of Arkansas, did mission trips to Haiti, and considered medical school before deciding to pursue it as a vocation.
Matt: I knew music would always be a part of my life, but didn’t know how much of my life exactly. I moved to Nashville with writing songs on my mind. I love being an artist, but I love writing songs equally. I had had some irons in the fire and had some things that didn’t pan out, luckily. I was asking ‘how much time do I dedicate to this without seeing the results I want?’ Looking back it was a blessing that it didn’t work out because I fell in with the team I’m a part of now that I’m so thankful to be a part of.
From East Texas, to Carolina, to coastal Virginia Seth Stainback has carved out a niche for himself as a not so typical southern songwriter. With a strong blend of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock n roll, Stainback has laid the foundation needed to pursue his sound with his group Roosterfoot. In their short time together they have already shared the stage with the likes of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., ZZ Top, B.B. King, Anders Osborne, Robert Earl Keen, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Rusted Root, Delta Rae, & Kip Moore to name a few. In 2014 Roosterfoot released Fire and Steel” produced by Anders Osborne to rave reviews and won numerous awards for the effort. Armed with a tough work ethic, these boys are on a big road with a long haul.
Justin Moore, the PLATINUM-selling entertainer, will hit the stage in Reading with rising star, Granger Smith, and Arkansas native, Matt Stell at Santander Arena on Friday, November 1st, 2019.
There’s some lines in Everywhere But On” that are super autobiographical. I spent years in a trailer, driving all around the South and Midwest playing this music. There’s a line in that song, My mail’s still going to mama’s house,” and to this day I have mail that goes to my mom’s house that she has to bring to me. That’s super true. The second verse talking about all the different jobs that I’ve done, especially when I moved to town and I couldn’t tour as much. I was having to do other things to make money besides music so there’s a lot of truth in that song.
Central Arkansas native Matt Stell had his hit single Prayed for You” certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Stell found out the song was certified gold on Monday night while performing at Nashville’s Whiskey Jam.
After moving to Nashville in 2014, Stell got busy performing at writers’ rounds around town, which led to deals with publishing company Wide Open Music and veteran record executive Barry Weiss’ RECORDS label, with promotion from Good Company Entertainment. His debut single, “Prayed For You,” written by Stell, Ash Bowers, and Allison Veltz, is climbing the charts and has amassed more than 30 million streams. Its accompanying video, which features reality TV star Savannah Chrisley and pro hockey player Nic Kerdiles, has garnered more than three and a half million view. Stell will release a new EP in May, which follows 2018’s “Last Of The Best” EP. He’ll be on the road this summer performing at festivals, including Country LakeShake in Chicago and Watershed in George, WA.
Matt soon learned after a medical mission trip that his heart was divided between healthcare and music. Having been accepted into Harvard’s Pre Med program, Matt decided just six weeks prior to starting med school, that Music City needed to be his permanent home instead of Massachusetts. In 2014, he moved. Not long after, he accepted a publishing deal with Wide Open Music which eventually turned into a management and record deal as well. In 2018, he released his first EP, co-produced by Wide Open’s Ash Bowers. His debut single, Prayed For You”, was named one of Rolling Stone’s 10 Best Country Songs To Hear Now,” and has garnered more than 47 million on-demand streams. The video costars Savannah Chrisley and her now fiancé Nic Kertiles.
Stell goes on to say that his idea of success in country was just to make music that mattered to people, and he now knows how that feels. But it was a winding road to get there. He started out as a college basketball player who had to use a fake name when he performed so his coach wouldn’t find out, then hit the road for years playing his songs in small clubs all around the country. After all that he finally made it to Nashville, only to almost leave and attend medical school instead. But now he’s right where he always hoped to be, living a real-life pinch myself” moment.
Coming from a true singer-songwriter like Stell, that’s not really an Earth-shattering statement. What makes it interesting, though, is the wealth of experience he has to pull from. A renaissance man in modern country, Stell is both an artist and an athlete, a soulful Southern vocalist and a worldly wayfarer. He’s a deep-thinking academic and a live-for-the-moment dreamer. And he’s a writer whose passion for the page is only equaled by his addiction to the stage.