- Hello, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? I’ve been playing guitar and piano since the age of 5 and the first real song I learned on piano was a country song called Rebecca Lynn by Bryan White.So I guess you could say I’ve always played country music. I was side man in a country group in 2008-2013. 2013 I started doing more pop and rnb. 2021 I was inspired to get back to the country music I loved.
- Who are some of your musical icons? Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, George Strait, John Coltrane, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and The Beatles
- What made you want a career in country music? It’s just the music that feels right. Great songwriting and great storytelling.
- What is the background story behind your brand-new single “Stronger Than She Looks?” Sometimes you meet a girl that you just can’t hold on to. A wild one.
- How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? authentic heartfelt meaningful
- What are a few of your favorite venues to play at? The American Gardens Theatre at EPCOT, St Augustine Amphitheatre, The Bijou Theater, The Green Valley Ranch
- What is your recording process when creating and making new music? Putting together one of Nashville’s top session groups, in a top studio. Doing a lot of prep work before entering the room. That’s the most important part. Working with a vocal coach, practicing the songs, making sure I like the key and tempo. That’s most of the battle right there.
- What is one of your favorite quotes? Luck is the moment of hardwork meeting opportunity.
- Is there anything else you would like to share? New music will be out in September! Keep an eye out at @matthewwayne on instagram!
Matthew Wayne is a country musician that is from Florida. Wayne has been a professionally singer since the age of 19. He started playing the guitar and piano at the young age of 10 with no problem at all.
Wayne has gone on tour with acts such as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Cabrera, members of *NSYNC and Boyz II Men and many others. He grew up listening to country music with his parents and it also brought him full circle to putting out his own country music today.
Wayne latest EP “Stronger Than She Looks,” is out now with two new brand-new singles “Stronger Than She Looks,” and “You Only Miss When It’s Rainin.” If you would like to find out more about the talented Matthew Wayne then check out his website at (https://www.matthewwaynemusic.com).