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Matt Rogers

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"She Was Everything"

“She Was Everything showcases heartbreak from a different point of view. It’s a personal song from Rogers that describes a time in his life where he had to make a difficult decision to follow his head or his heart. “She was all I could’ve wanted, anything a man would need. On paper it was perfect, as far as anyone could see. When someone really loves you and they give it their all that’s a hell of a thing to lose. She was everything, but she wasn’t you,” sings Matt.” - The Country Note


"Songwriter Achievement Award"

NSAI and CMT are proud to announce the winners list for the 15th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT. Upwards of 2,000 songs were received this year. A rigorous judging process featuring a panel of industry professionals selected ten (10) finalists to appear on nsai.cmt.com for the public to vote on throughout the month of February. Matt Rogers' song, "I Was Raised" was selected as one of only 22 entrants to be recognized for this achievement. - Nashville Songwriters Association International


"Matt Rogers Selected as Feature Artist"

......popVLTR: Congrats on the success of 'Captivated', who are some of your influences? MR: My parents have always loved music....I remember listening to the great music of the 70s when my mom and dad would drive me back and forth to school. My parents diverse taste in all genres really gave me the foundation to be open minded about music. I enjoyed rock music during my teens, but eventually, I began to cling to country music. It resonated with me because it always seemed to have a purpose--a story to tell. I have far too many influences to name. I really enjoy great songwriters. Songwriting is at the core of any musician. Bob Dylan, John and Paul, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and Hank Sr. were all amazing songwriters and paved the way. I guess I could say my biggest current influence is Zac Brown. I relate to Zac's efforts to write songs with meaning and emotion. - Pop Vulture Entertainment


"Matt Rogers Selected as Finalist"

Finalist in the Georgia Country Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Overall Artist of the Year - 2015 Georgia Country Awards


"You Had Me at Ivory Soap!"

You had me at Ivory Soap (said of his original song "I Was Raised")! I'm a huge fan and I am just happy to meet you now because I'm hoping to get back stage passes when you become a superstar--and that won't be long!!!!! Kelly Lang, Country Music Recording Artist/Songwriter - World Class Talent "Next Big Thing" Competition


"You're the Real Deal!"

You're the real deal man. You are the total package. You're a great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter. I will remember the first time I saw you and it was right here when you arrived. And you have arrived. - TG Sheppard (21 #1 Hits Country Music Icon)


"Hot Stuff!"

"Hey, sign you up and put you on the radio! I think it's time. I like your voice, I like your songs. I think you're a fine songwriter. I think you're ready to go--you're hot stuff!" - Lynn Anderson (CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Country Music Female)


"You're the Whole Package!"

"I think you've got the whole package...the stage presence, the vocals....I love the rasp in your voice. I believe everything you're singing. Everything about it was good for me." - Rick Goodman (Award winning producer)


"Love Your Tone!"

"Loved the tone of your voice. That gravely sound in your voice...that's not something you can just pull off. That's a very cool sound--very unique. We were trying to figure out is there somebody that you sound like--and I don't know anybody with that voice--that's a good thing. Keep writing. You have something going. I dig it. And you're not so bad to look at either!" I believe you--I'm convinced! - Melonie Cannon (highly respected Nashville singer/songwriter)


"Matt Rogers - Fresh Find"

We are happy to announce the talented Matt Rogers as our latest Fresh Find here at Freshly Brewed Country!

http://www.freshlybrewedcountry.com/#!fresh-finds/ykqu0 - Freshly Brewed Country


"Hookblast Podcast - Trending Hooks"

Music Xray's Hookblast Podcast episode 8 is an A&R and music supervision podcast for music industry professionals. It's a behind the curtains look at how the industry is using online filtering systems to identify some of the best new hooks and music by emerging songwriters, producers, & acts. It's a peek into 21st century A&R

This week we feature...., The Only Cowgirl by Matt Rogers,......

http://www.hookblast.com/2015/10/22/the-hookblast-podcast-episode-8/?utm_source=Hookblast+episode+8&utm_campaign=10%2F22%2F15+-+Hookblast+Episode+8&utm_medium=email - Hookblast Podcast


"NSAI Top 40"

Hi Matt!

After spending many hours listening to numerous songs, your song, I Was Raised, has been selected to appear on NSAI’s Top 40 page!

CONGRATULATIONS! This list will be posted on our website giving your song much exposure! - Nashville Songwriters Association International


"Macon Music Volume 1 CD Compilation"

Matt Rogers was selected as one of ten artists that best represents the culture of the middle Georgia music scene. - NewTown Macon


"NewTown Macon's Macon Music Volume 1 CD Release"

In closing, let me just say a little about each artist that is featured on the first volume of what will be an annual contest and promotional tool for our town and its music. These artists are truly special because they have been chosen to represent our heritage and future to the world.

Spoiler alert, I will talk about each artist in the order in which they appear on the album.

First up, Matt Rogers: Matt has written a hit song called “Fire Flies.” Matt’s voice is the perfect blend of pop star and country boy. He has some really great songwriting chops and this song shares his love of music and his love for his home town of Macon. - Gateway Macon


"Rogers moves to Nashville, returns to St. Simons"

The new guy in Music City is Matt Rogers, a Georgia product whose country music career is on such a rising arc that he recently quit his day job to put it all on the line against those long Nashville odds. After all, his music has earned him recognition, nominations and airtime from Tennessee back to Georgia in the past year.

Rogers demonstrates a deft flair for writing heartfelt country songs, such as in the much-lauded “I Was Raised.” His ode to traditional values and nostalgia for simpler times covers familiar country territory, but it does so without the patronizing tones and lazy blatant cliche’s so common in most of the sap that oozes from today’s pop-country radio waves.

“I remember the taste of Ivory Soap, after saying my first cuss word when I was 4 years old,” the song opens. In the chorus Rogers sings, “Thank God I didn’t just grow up — I was raised.” - The Brunswick News


"Matt Rogers Chosen"

While Austin did a great job of promoting its local music talent, John Rogers, the president and CEO of NewTown Macon, thought Macon and Middle Georgia artists were just as good, if not better.

Producer Joey Stuckey, owner of Shadow Sound Studio in downtown Macon, has believed that for years and was looking for the right partner to create a CD featuring the midstate’s best musicians, regardless of genre.

Matt Rogers was chosen as one of the ten artists to be featured on Volume 1 of Macon Music.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/08/3786783/10-winners-announced-for-macon.html#storylink=cpy - Macon Telegraph - PHILLIP RAMATI


"Winning Again"

There really isn't much Matt Rogers can't sing and winning the GRAND prize in the Music City SongStar Competition just proves it (via Twitter) - Mary Kay - Country High Road


"Matt Rogers Wins"

Country artist Matt Rogers has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the Music City SongStar contest for his song She Was Everything. The tune was one of six tracks penned by Rogers on his critically acclaimed sophomore EP, Richest Place On Earth. - NashVegas


"Top Georgia Songs"

It’s not everyday a gas station offers to promote your song. Matt Rogers, a country musician and songwriter based in Nashville, recently had Golden Pantry reach out to him after an employee of the franchise discovered in an interview that Rogers had a love for their biscuits. Rogers said this unusual encounter blossomed into something more than he could imagine. - The Red & Black - Hamilton Armit


"Richest Place on Earth"

Matt Rogers album Richest Place On Earth is entertaining and fun. He has a way with words. His sound is that of traditional country music.Richest Place On Earth presents more slow songs, but they are all well balanced in the sense of fun beats and great sounds. - Nashville Music Guide - Amanda Andrews


"Britches"

Award-winning singer/songwriter and Georgia native, Matt Rogers, has released the lyric video for his current single, "Britches,"exclusively on The Boot. "Britches" draws inspiration from Matt’s childhood and special words of wisdom bestowed upon him by his grandfather, “Pep.” The lyric video highlights Matt and Pep’s special bond by featuring home videos of them together when Matt was a child. "Britches" is the second single from Matt’s EP Richest Place On Earth, which was released in summer ’17. - Center Stage Magazine - Missy Wolf


"Richest Place on Earth"

Inspiration for a song can come from one of many places. Near the top of that list usually isn’t as a front row spectator for a funeral procession, but for acclaimed singer songwriter Matt Rogers, that’s exactly where “Richest Place On Earth” got it’s life from. “I carried this songwriting idea around for over a year”, Matt tells us. On his way back to Nashville from his home state of Georgia, Matt stopped to get gas and was stopped by the procession. - Raised Rowdy - Ryan McDonald


"Discovery Award Winner"

It turns out the richest place is the graveyard. So live and love with all your heart while you're still here. Extremely well written and sung with fire and conviction. Play this. - Music Row Magazine - Robert Oermann


Discography

Peaches and Pecans
Britches
Forgettin' You Was Fun
Richest Place on Earth
Mess It Up
She Was Everything
I Was Raised

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Bio

     Music City SongStar Winner, NSAI Top-40 songwriter and Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year, Matt Rogers, is no stranger to the stage. With over 200 performances a year playing venues across the southeast and opening for some of country music’s hottest names including Clint Black, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, LOCASH, Clay Walker, and Michael Ray, Matt has built a devout fan base with his electrifying stage presence.

     When Rogers isn’t on the road he is writing music with some of Nashville’s best songwriters. Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT selected his song “I Was Raised” for a songwriting achievement award. It went on to be selected by NSAI as a Top 40 song and secured him a finalist spot for the Georgia Music Awards for Country Male Artist and Music Video of the Year. “Read My Mind” was selected as an official entry into the International Songwriters Competition.

    The Georgia native creates a connection with his listeners through his emotionally gripping lyrics and unmistakable melodies. His talent has caught the attention of thousands of fans as well as country music legends like TG Sheppard, “[Matt’s] the real deal…the total package. [He’s] a great singer, a great picker and a great songwriter.” Rogers also received commendation from industry tastemaker, Robert K. Oermann. Oermann selected the title track of Matt’s EP, Richest Place On Earth, for Music Row’s DisCovery Award. Oermann praised the track saying, “Extremely well written and sung with fire and conviction. Play this.”

    Rogers recently released the music video for the title track from his sophomore project, Richest Place On Earth. Emmy Award Winning production company, Tytan Pictures, filmed the video in Matt’s hometown of Eatonton, GA. The video for “Richest Place On Earth” followed the release of his lyric video for his previous single, “Britches,” which debuted exclusively on The Boot earlier this year. The release came just in time for Matt’s second appearance at CMA Fest where he performed on stages such as CMA’s Spotlight Stage, Maui Jim Hard Rock Stage and the legendary Wildhorse Saloon. He also met fans from across the world inside Fan Fair X where he signed autographs at the Durango Boots booth. 

    In 2017, Matt became one of the first Brand Ambassadors for Durango Boots. “Matt has a rich, unique and bold style to his music that authentically connects to his fans which is the type of artist that represents our brand perfectly,” says Erin DeLong, Durango Marketing Manager. Breedlove guitars and 64 Audio also sponsor Rogers. Matt’s touring schedule is continuing to grow, spanning across the country. “I’m really excited to reconnect with my fans that have been supporting me for so long and to get the chance to connect with some new fans along the way,” says Matt. “I can’t wait to get on stage and share my new music I’ve worked so hard on with them.”

    “If you don’t know the name Matt Rogers then you need to write it down. He’s going places,”- Hit Songwriter/Author/WSM 650 AM host, Devon O’Day

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