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“Last year's winner in Laughlin was 18-year-old Matthew (Matt) Reeves from Arkansas, who went on to represent the West Region as one of five national finalists appearing in the televised National Final show shot at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.”

“Then Matt came onstage and jumped right into a medley of "CC Rider" into "That's Alright Mama", "Blue Suede Shoes", and ended with a old blues tune. He has great showmanship.”

Allison Hawkins - Pahrump Mirror

“Matt’s Elvis Presley meets Johnny Cash look meant only one thing. You guessed it, this guy was all about old rock-a-billy blended country and he displayed it right from the get go with “The Ballad of Gypsy Rose,” a song he wrote when he heard what the name of Shooter Jennings daughter was.”

“Matt Reeves won an all-expense paid trip to Nasvhille, where he will play with the Charlie McCoy Band as backup. He said it will be televised on the Las Vegas ABC-TV affiliate probably sometime in March or April. The show will be hosted by country-western singer LeAnn Rimes.”

“Reeves competed for the $100,000 first prize in the national finals of the Colgate Country Music Showdown, which took place in Nashville, Tenn., yesterday. It is not known how he fared at this time but to have made it this far in the competition, good things are surely in his future.”

“Matt Reeves, son of Pahrump favorite Jack Reeves, will be back at the Maverick for two shows next weekend. The country singer will be in concert 7 to 11 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. Tickets are $5. Last time he was here, both shows were sold out.”