Matt Austin~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!


Matt Austin grew up in Detroit, Michigan and is a Nashville Country Recording Artist. New Music Weekly has nominated him for Best New Country Artist 2016 and his sophomore single “Bad Feelin,” have been played on national country radio. This song reached #1 for four weeks on New Music Weekly country main chart and was also part of the Top 80 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart.

Austin has toured the Great Lakes region and was an opening act for artists like Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Kane Brown, Chase Rice, John Pardi, The Cadillac Three and Sam Hunt. As a young child Austin musical influences were from music genres such as classic rock, southern rock and the blues. Some of his favorite artists and groups are Lynard Skynard, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Steve Ray Vaughn. Austin was also the former lead guitar player of the Paper Street Saints, this band was a popular Detroit Rock headliner, regularly filling houses throughout the metro area and opening for national acts as big as Bon Jovi with 20,000 fans in an sold out stadium. Austin went on to create the self-titled Matt Austin Band. Again opening for national groups (this time for Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla), this was a change in path, which changed Austin’s musical journey.

In the summer of 2011, he discovered the New Age Country genre. He was instantly attracted to this music with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, The Zac Brown Band and many more. The sound and songwriting was so overpowering to Austin, it reminded him of that same feeling when he was younger. He was obsessed and was happy to finally find his own comfort zone in the music world.

Austin’s newest single “Beer Catchin & Fish Drinkin,” came out on October 5, 2018. His music is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Matt Austin then check out his website

The Band:

  • Matt Austin: (Lead Vocals & Guitar)
  • David Bradley: (Lead Guitar)
  • Rob Amatangelo: (Backing Vocals & Bass Guitar)
  • Joey Amatangelo: (Backing Vocals & Drums)


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