Matt Warren


Bio

Matt Warren was born in Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Gallatin Senior High & has a BS degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He first debuted into the Nashville music scene as an artist in 1996 when he & his band, 40 East, signed a deal with the Nashville booking agency Crescent Moon Talent & began a fall tour of the southeast region. The band broke up before they could make a record. His next endeavor as an artist was with his band Papa Joe in 2001. They released their debut record, "Storybook Ending", on Warren's own independent record label Stonewall Music. In many more ways than one, Matt Warren is a rarity amongst all of the transplants working & writing on the Row that he calls co-writers, comrades, musical peers & partners in crime, more specifically, in that he is 1 of maybe 10 current artists & writers who are true locals & Tennessee natives, born & raised in Nashville. In 2002, Warren made his professional staff writer debut onto Music Row's elite published songwriter scene when he signed his first deal with House of Fame & the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music icon & legendary Fame Studios founder, record producer, Grammy winner & Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Rick Hall & his two sons Mark & Rodney. Matt's first cut as a House of Fame writer was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan & featured on the Oprah Winfrey show when Gary was her guest. That song was the beginning to a brutal yet beautiful journey down a long & treacherous road to the amazing place he is now. Twelve years later, Warren has securely established himself firmly into the music scene as an extremely energetic & talented artist & a successful, well known & well respected award winning hit songwriter. He has had one song recorded by Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale & one song recorded by Pittsburgh blue collar rock legend & Bruce Springsteen co-writer & band mate, Joe Grushecky. Matt has had 15 songs recorded by country star Gary Allan. 5 of which are on Gary's brand new record for Universal Music Group, due out in the fall of 2014. Warren is the recipient of 2 ASCAP Awards for most spins in a year (2009, 2013). In 2009, he won the ASCAP award for the top 10 hit "Learning How to Bend". In 2013, he co-wrote the ASCAP award winning #1 smash hit & all-time biggest selling Gary Allan single ever, "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", which was also nominated for the 2014 ACM song of the year award. He has 6 songs on the brand new Gary Allan record soon to be released. He also co-wrote the lead single for Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s 2017 hit single “Love Let It Do What It Do” with Robert Randolph, Chris Gelbuda & Patrick Davis, which was a 2018 Grammy nominated record for Robert in the “Blues record of the year” nominee. Warren continues to work on his own artistry & is chomping at the bit to hit the road & tour to support his brand new, critically acclaimed record "Self- titled". Released in the Spring of 2014 on his own independent record label United We Jam Records with his business partners Daniel Loper & Alan Bradshaw. "Self-titled" is produced by Grammy, CMA & ACM multi-award winning musician & artist Tom Bukovac. It was tracked by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Justin Niebank & mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Mills Logan. Matt’s band features Steve Gorman on drums (The Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy), Audley Freed on guitar (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow), Tom Bukovac on guitar, slide guitar & keys (John Fogerty, Trigger Hippy), Michael Rhodes on bass (Ray Charles, Willie Nelson), John Lancaster on piano, Rhodes & Nord (Gary Allan, Will Hoge), Johnny Neel on Hammond B-3 & piano (Allman Brothers, Blue Floyd), Nick Buda on drums (Col. Bruce Hampton & The Code Talkers, Hank Williams Jr.), Jedd Hughes on guitar & beer (Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris) & Pat McLaughlin on guitar (Johnny Cash, The Subdudes). The record features vocalists Hillary Lindsey, Sarah Buxton, Pat McLaughlin, Carey Ott & Bonnie Bishop on back-up vocals. "Self-titled" is out now & available for purchase. Currently, as of January 2017, he signed with Mucho Love Publishing in Nashville, TN and he currently has the Robert Randolph & The Family Band single featuring Darius Rucker. www.mattwarrenmusic.com www.uwjmusic.com

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