If you want someone’s attention—be different.” Matt Rogers has used that approach since he began performing. Bringing the freshest sound in country music, Matt Rogers delivers his unique approach to entertainment every time he steps in front of a microphone. As a singer and a songwriter, Matt’s original music is rich with emotion and struggle. As a cover musician, he brings a unique texture to songs and presents them in a different way—without disturbing the integrity of the original version.
Country music great TG Sheppard said of him, “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.” Nashville singer/songwriter Melonie Cannon said, "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. I dig it.”
In March 2015, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT selected "I Was Raised" for a songwriting achievement award. In October 2015, "I Was Raised" went on to be selected by NSAI as a Top 40 song. His song, "Read My Mind" was selected in October 2015 as an official entry to the International Songwriters Competition. He was a finalist in the Georgia Music Awards for Country Male Artist and Music Video of the Year for "I Was Raised." In November, he was awarded The Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year. He was selected in August 2015 by NewTown Macon as one of ten artists to contribute an original song for Macon Music Volume 1--a project that best represents the music talent in Central Georgia.
As Matt transitions to the next phase of his music career, he knows that he will not let go of the past. It’s the bumps, bruises, and heartache that make for the next country hit that he will record. He will continue to write, perform, and meet the people who listen to and embody the southern traditions and way of life.
"When I reach for my Breedlove guitar, I do so deliberately. I do it because I need an instrument that I can count on like a life-long friend. It never lets me down. It always produces the exact sound that I need...rich and soulful but bright and consuming. It's my "go to" guitar when my thoughts are being transcribed into an arrangement, full of hope for a completed song. There are guitars in my collection, and then there's my Breedlove. It's one of a kind and distinctive." - Matt Rogers