After playing college basketball for Drury University for four years, breakthrough country artist Matt Stell stood at a crossroads. One road led to Cambridge, MA where Stell was accepted into Harvard University’s Extension School Pre-Med program. The other road pointed toward Nashville & a career in country music. Stell made the choice to follow his dreams of writing & performing.
The 6’7” Center Ridge, Arkansas native & self-taught vocalist/guitar-player made the move to Music City in 2014, landing a publishing & management deal with Wide Open Music & a record deal with music industry powerhouse Barry Weiss’ RECORDS/Arista Nashville. His multi-week, No. 1 debut single, “Prayed For You,” written by Stell along with Ash Bowers and Alison Veltz, is certified Gold and is approaching Platinum. Stell made his primetime, network TV debut performing the song during a special episode of ABC’s summer reality series “Bachelor in Paradise.” The official music video for “Prayed For You” premiered via People, and has racked up over 10 million views.
Stell was the only country artist picked for Vevo DSCVR 2020, which spotlights promising new talent, as well as being named a CMT Discovery Artist and Taste of Country’s “Ones To Watch.” “Prayed For You” along with “Home In A Hometown,” a collaboration with Jimmie Allen, and Stell’s sultry cover of Ariana Grande’s “God is a woman” can be found on Stell’s EP, Everywhere But On . Catch Stell on tour this fall with Chris Young’s “Raised On Country World Tour 2019” through Nov. 23.
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