Country Music Songwriter and Singer
Matt Kennon knows the power of a great song. It can stir your emotions, move you to tears, motivate you to action,and in some cases even save your life, as Matt has seen firsthand in his career with songs like “The Call,” “You Had To Pick On Me,” and even his latest song, “Daddy Don’t Go.” For him music is about the message, and time and again he’s written thought-provoking and heart-tugging songs that have racked up impressive chart numbers and even more impressive sales: throughout the course of his career he’s already sold 300,000 singles and 50,000 albums.
The Atlanta native is inspired by and writes about things close to his heart, and often finds himself writing songs with emotional messages, as in his hits “The Call” and “You Had To Pick On Me.” His songs have definitely hit home with many struggling with issues like suicide, post-traumatic stress, and bullying, and the Atlanta native actually devoted the last two-plus years to a special anti-bullying campaign he developed and took to 83 schools in seven states. Through partnering with several sports foundations around the country, including Alabama coach Nick Saban’s charity, Nick’s Kids, Matt was able to reach 150,000 students with a powerful anti-bullying message.
The campaign was just one example of how apt Kennon is at dialing in to the emotions his fans are experiencing, andfor proof of that connection, one need not look any further than the iTunes chart, where Matt has been a Featured Artist for the last Six years with each of his independent releases. His explosive live shows no doubt fuel those sales as well, as Kennon is a powerful live performer with thousands of shows under his belt on all sorts of stages. Throughout the course of his career he’s shared the stage with everyone from Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, and Train, to Darius Rucker, Uncle Kracker, Lee Brice, andThe Band Perry, among others.
Matt also has a powerful social media presence as well – his video for “The Call” recently reached an amazing 16 million views. And he’s a successful songwriter in his own right, with outside cuts by artists like Randy Travis, (who recorded his song “Turn It Around,”) andmany others.
“I think sometimes to write great material you have to live,and I had to live a little bit, and now I’m able to write about it and sing about it with conviction. I think that’s important, and it makes it believable and makes it real. I just try to be real with my fans, and because they’ve been loyal to me and hang in there with me, now we owe it to them to return with some new music and hopefully we can put it out on a large scale. I’m really excited for the future and can’t wait to share this with my fans.”