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Catapulting onto the country music scene as a “thoughtful songwriter and equally compelling artist,” according to American Songwriter, with the back-to-back #1s of 2X Platinum smash ‘Prayed For You’ and Gold ‘Everywhere But On’, RECORDS Nashville Multi-Platinum artist Matt Stell “finds his lane” with EP, ONE OF US, available today (10/2) across all streaming platforms and digital retailers. 

Listen here.

Speaking exclusively with American Songwriter, Stell digs deep into the fabric of the American heartland on the six-track collection. Pushing beyond catchy hooks and twangy trends, it’s a hard-hitting project with a gentle heart, as it’s packed with insight and intelligence, passionate vocals, and smart turns-of-phrase. Chest-thumping hell-raisers drive down memory-lane ballads, as ringing acoustic guitars and punching digital beats combine to showcase a life lived on country terms – and all with a deep sense of respect.

An Arkansas native, Stell slips easily back into his roots for ONE OF US, matching lived experience with universal truth. Three tunes were co-written by Stell with hitmakers Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill, Randy Montana, and more, while others were sourced from the likes of Michael Hardy and Tyler Hubbard. Exploring themes like aching hearts and nights that hurt so good, or big dreams that drive small-town kids from home, featured songs include Stell’s latest single ‘Man Made’, hard-rocking power ballad ‘One Of Us’, and a jacked-up romance in ‘Shut The Truck Up’ – which MusicRow hails, “Stell has always been a fine country communicator, and this well-constructed song gives him another worthy platform.” Each one reveals something different, and Stell approaches it all with genuine sincerity, plus a thickly layered modern-Country sound of his own design.

Co-producing all but one track with longtime collaborator, Ash Bowers, Stell once again proves himself as one of Nashville’s most perceptive talents – the kind of guy who turns rural life into a songwriting master class. HITS further praises, “Matt Stell puts the ‘Stell’ in stellar.”

Matt Stell’s ONE OF US EP Track List:

1. “One Of Us” (Gavin Slate, James Barker, Jim McCormick, Travis Wood) ^
2. “Shut The Truck Up” (Matt Stell, Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill) ^
3. “Man Made” (Brett Sheroky, Ian Christian) ^
4. “This One’s Gonna Hurt” (James McNair, Michael Hardy, Cameron Montgomery, Tyler Hubbard) ^
5. “Roots In This Ground” (Matt Stell, Randy Montana, Nick Walsh, Joe Fox) ^
6. “Somewhere Over The Radio” (Matt Stell, Clint Lagerberg) *

Produced by Matt Stell and Ash Bowers
Produced by Clint Lagerberg

An already in-demand collaborator, Stell recently teamed up with EDM trio Cheat Codes for ‘When You Know’, which he co-wrote for ONE NIGHT IN NASHVILLE – watch the music video here. Next up, he returns to the road after his headlining THE MAN MADE TOUR 2022 to capacity crowds, with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Valentine’s Day (14/2), before heading out for a three-show run of UK/European arenas as part of C2C: Country to Country 2023 (March 10-12):

Fri., 10 March – 3Arena, Dublin

Sat., 11 March – O2 Arena, London

Sun., 12 March – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

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RECORDS Nashville MULTI-PLATINUM artist Matt Stell has quickly made his mark on Country music as one of only eight new artists in the past six years to have consecutive #1s with two back-to-back chart-toppers: 2X PLATINUM “Prayed For You” and GOLD “Everywhere But On.” “Man Made” is the latest single off his EP ONE OF US out now, following his 2020 BETTER THAN THAT – EP. Amassing over half a BILLION on-demand streams, he’s the first-ever artist to receive a virtual plaque from the RIAA for multi-week breakout “Prayed For You,” and is an ASCAP Pop andCountry most-performed song awards winner.

Stacking high-profile TV looks with Good Morning AmericaThe Kelly Clarkson ShowBachelor in Paradise, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #LateShowMeMusic digital series, he’s also performed the national anthem for major NASCAR and NFL events. Playing his headlining THE MAN MADE TOUR 2022 to capacity crowds, he’s supported Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and Chris Young. With Billboard touting his “versatile” style, his collaborations include being featured on “When You Know” (Cheat Codes), “Over You is You” (Tenille Arts), and “Hometown Boys” (Dierks Bentley and HARDY). Launching Give A Damn Foundation in 2020, his charitable efforts have supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Doctors Without Borders, and the Humane Society, among others.


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