Like many Country singer-songwriters, Matt Marinchick's journey started with a guitar. "My Dad was about to get rid of his old guitars and I asked him not to. I wanted to try my hand at playing," Marinchick says. Fast forward 17 years and here he is, in Nashville signing his very first record deal with Century Music Group (CMG).
Marinchick learned early on that hard work and dedication pave the road to success in life. At 6'10", he earned a 4 year, full basketball scholarship to Ohio State University and then moved on to play 6 successful seasons professionally in Europe including time in the Bundesliga, the highest level league of professional club basketball in Germany. Feeling the desire to keep following his dreams, Marinchick moved to Nashville in the summer of 2011 to pursue a Country music career.
Shortly after arriving in Nashville, Marinchick recorded his self-titled debut album featuring eight of his original compositions. Marinchick says, "I try to find the bright side of things. There's a lot of hope in my songs." The album set Marinchick's music career in motion and enabled him to line up gigs at prominent venues across the region and co-writing sessions with some of Nashville's most prolific songwriters.
The experience and practice of regularly performing on stage began to bring Marinchick high praise and recognition, which eventually grabbed the attention of CMG label co-founders, Jamie Tate and Art Ward. "Matt is the whole package; a talented singer, a strong songwriter, a skilled musician, an eager, hard working over-achiever, and a real go-getter. You can't go wrong with an artist like that," says Ward.
"Matt is an energizing performer. He mixes the perfect combination of country and bluegrass to keep the crowd of all ages entertained." - Jerome Franz (Manager of Lucky's Stout House - Columbus, OH)
If Marinchick's life thus far were put into a song, it would be one of twists and turns, of hard work and determination, and in 2013, a year of new beginnings and great things to come. - See more at: http://www.mattmarinchick.com/about/#sthash.0AEtM6Ls.dpuf