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Matt Rogers / Press

“It turns out the richest place is the graveyard. So live and love with all your heart while you're still here. Extremely well written and sung with fire and conviction. Play this. Matt Rogers earns DisCovery Award honors.”

“Matt Rogers is no stranger to the stage. The country music singer-songwriter has played more than 200 gigs a year, and will stop in the Golden Isles for a whirlwind tour next week. He’ll play five venues on St. Simons and Jekyll islands and in Darien, but it’s not his first time here. “This will be my third or fourth year in a row that I’ve come down,” said Rogers, an Eatonton native who now lives in Nashville, Tenn. “(My career) continues to grow, and St. Simons (Island) is awesome. It’s been good to me, and I’ve met some good folks.” Rogers’ most recent performance in the Golden Isles was as the opening act for country music star Cole Swindell during the RSM Classic golf tournament. The 29-year-old musician is aware his career is starting to pick up, but he’s doing his best to remember where he came from, he said. “I try to tell my own story, and write music honestly from the heart,” he said. “I’m strong in my roots, I know where I’m from, I’m a ”

"I feel like this record really shows who I am as an artist and songwriter," says Rogers. "I wrote or co-wrote every song on the project. They're all different because they each represent different points in my life. I want the listener to listen to it from start to finish without wanting to skip around and with the help of Matt McClure's amazing production skills I believe we accomplished that."

“Every track shines a light on Matt’s unmistakable songwriting and vocal skills all while giving the listener a look into some of his most personal life moments. The inspiration for the title track came to Matt while he was making the familiar drive from Atlanta to Nashville and pulled to the side of the road for a funeral procession. By the end of his drive he had finished the song and had started the process of creating his new project. He continues to display his unique songwriting technique on the up-tempo single, “Forgettin’ You Was Fun,” which puts a new twist on traditional break up songs.”

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“The award winning, Georgia native recorded the project under multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated producer Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell). “Matt is a great vocalist, I heard his voice and had to record him. He records as good or better than anyone I’ve ever worked with,” says McClure. “He’s great in the studio and takes direction amazingly well. I can ask him to do all kinds of things and he falls right into it, which is a producer’s dream. It’s been a blast going in and working on his original music. He’s got a really cool vision and knows who he is. Matt’s really on point with what he wants to do with his career.””

“Nashville country music recording artist Matt Rogers in the studio with us today to talk about his new EP.”

“Georgia native, Matt Rogers, is excited to announce the release of his sophomore EP, Richest Place On Earth, premiering at online retailers TODAY! What better way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend than with a hot new grilling out playlist! We caught up with Matt on a rare day off from his extensive tour schedule to get his grilling secrets for Memorial Day weekend.”

“Singer-songwriter Matt Rogers is set to release his sophomore EP entitled "Richest Place On Earth," which will be available at online retailers on Friday, May 26th. Pre-order the project here and receive his single, "Forgettin' You Was Fun," instantly. "I feel like this record really shows who I am as an artist and songwriter," Rogers said. "I wrote or co-wrote every song on the project. They're all different because they each represent different points in my life. I want the listener to listen to it from start to finish without wanting to skip around, and with the help of Matt McClure's amazing production skills, I believe we accomplished that."”

“Matt Rogers Proves He's Far From Forgettable With The Release Of His Upcoming EP Award winning singer/songwriter, Matt Rogers, is excited to announce the release of his sophomore EP, Richest Place On Earth, premiering at online retailers on Friday, May 26th. The Georgia native recorded the project under multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated producer Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell). Fans can pre-order the project today by clicking here and instantly receive the single, Forgettin' You Was Fun. "I feel like this record really shows who I am as an artist and songwriter," says Rogers. "I wrote or co-wrote every song on the project. They're all different because they each represent different points in my life. I want the listener to listen to it from start to finish without wanting to skip around and with the help of Matt McClure's amazing production skills I believe we accomplished that."”

“Announcing the PLAtinum Acoustic Fan Jam II at the Wildhorse Saloon during #CMAFest! Join Jesse Rice Music, Ben Rue, Matt Rogers, Lockwood Barr, Benji Harris, The Darlins and Bailey James on stage throughout the evening. Admission is FREE but you will need to get a ticket by visiting any of the artists at their Fan FairX booth during the CMA Music Festival Exhibit Hall meet and greets. Date: June 10, 2017 Time: 6 pm - 9 pm Venue: The Wildhorse Saloon”

“Award-winning public relations and marketing firm PLA Media is proud to announce the line-up for the PLAtinum Acoustic Fan Jam II to be held at the Wildhorse Saloon on Saturday, June 10th. The second annual event, a showcase of PLA’s talented roster of performers and songwriters, will be headlined by RIAA Diamond certified songwriter Jesse Rice (“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line) and features appearances by Ben Rue, Matt Rogers, Lockwood Barr, Benji Harris, The Darlins, and Bailey James.”

“Multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Matt Rogers, is thrilled to annouce his inolvement with Durango Boots, as one of their 2017 brand ambassadors. With Durango, Matt will be able to offer special deals just for his fans on Durango merchandise.“I am thrilled to have signed a deal with Durango Boots,they are an instrumental part of the release of my new EP.” says Rogers. “I have always loved Durango Boots and am so thankful for the oppurtunity to be a part of their brand.”“Durango Boots is very excited to have Matt Rogers as a 2017 Brand Ambassador. Matt has a rich, unique and bold style to his music that authentically connects to his fans which is the type of artist that represents our brand perfectly.””

“Award-winning public relations and marketing firm PLA Media is proud to announce the line-up for the PLAtinum Acoustic Fan Jam II to be held at the Wildhorse Saloon on Saturday, June 10th. The second annual event, a showcase of PLA’s talented roster of performers and songwriters, will be headlined by RIAA Diamond certified songwriter Jesse Rice (“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line) and features appearances by Ben Rue, Matt Rogers, Lockwood Barr, Benji Harris, The Darlins, and Bailey James.”

“Multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Matt Rogers, is thrilled to announce his involvement with Durango Boots, as one of their 2017 brand ambassadors. With Durango, Matt will be able to oer special deals just for his fans on Durango merchandise.“I am thrilled to have signed a deal with Durango Boots, they are an instrumental part of the release of my new EP.” says Rogers. “I have always loved Durango Boots andam so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their brand."”

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“Last week, United had to DRAG someone off their airplane. This week, we have volunteers! Hear Matt Rogers sing about their new $10,000 incentive in today’s #10MinuteTune!”

“Singer/songwriter Matt Rogers has signed with marketing and public relations firm PLA Media for representation.”

“Award winning singer/songwriter, Matt Rogers, announced therelease of his latest single, “Forgettin’ You Was Fun” on theCumulus syndicated morning show Ty, Kelly & Chuck during hisvisit to the NASH FM studio Thursday morning (4/27). The single isthe rst song released from his upcoming EP, Richest Place OnEarth and is available on all digital platforms. The Georgia nativerecorded the project under multi-platinum selling, Grammynominated producer Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Lindsay Ell) andpenned the song with Pat Savage.”

“We truly enjoyed [Matt Rogers] at HonkyTonk Saloon at April 8, 2017. Thank you for the opportunity to share his talent! We would love to see him back in Charleston!!!”

“Multi-award winning singer|songwriter, Matt Rogers, is thrilled to announce his involvement with Durango Boots, as one of their 2017 brand ambassadors. With Durango, Matt will be able to offer special deals just for his fans on Durango merchandise. I am thrilled to have signed a deal with Durango Boots, they are an instrumental part of the release of my new EP.” says Rogers. “I have always loved Durango Boots and am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their brand.” “If you want someone’s attention—be different.” NSAI Top-40 songwriter and Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year, Matt Rogers, has used that approach since he began performing. Matt’s emotionally gripping songs continue to tug at the heartstrings of thousands of fans as well as country music legends like TG Sheppard. You’re the real deal man. You are the total package. You’re a great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter. I will remember the first time I saw you and it”

“Singer-songwriter Matt Rogers has signed on as a 2017 brand ambassador for Durango Boots. The partnership will allow Rogers the opportunity to offer special deals just for his fans on Durango merchandise. "I am thrilled to have signed a deal with Durango Boots," said Rogers. "They are an instrumental part of the release of my new EP. I have always loved Durango Boots and am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their brand."”

“Matt Rogers has signed on with Durango Boots as one of their 2017 brand ambassadors. With Durango, Matt will be able to offer special deals just for his fans on Durango merchandise. “I am thrilled to have signed a deal with Durango Boots, they are an instrumental part of the release of my new EP.” says Rogers. “I have always loved Durango Boots and am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their brand.””

“PLA MEDIA has added artist MATT ROGERS to its roster for marketing and public relations. "We are thrilled to work with an artist like MATT," said PLA President PAM LEWIS. "He has a real talent for authentic Country with a great voice and passion for storytelling, and we are confident that he will continue to grow and share his gift with Country music fans."”

“PLA Media has added singer-songwriter Matt Rogers to its roster, which also includes the Johnny Cash Museum, Americana Music Triangle and singer-songwriter Jesse Rice. Rogers is set to release a new EP in 2017. “It is very exciting to partner with a company as prestigious as PLA Media for the upcoming release of my new EP and transitioning to the next chapter of my career,” says Rogers. “I know together we will connect with my fans and new listeners with what I think is the best music I’ve written so far.” “We are thrilled to work with an artist like Matt,” says PLA President Pam Lewis. “He has a real talent for authentic country with a great voice and passion for storytelling, and we are confident that he will continue to grow and share his gift with country music fans.””

“Award-winning marketing and public relations firm, PLA Media, is proud to welcome up-and-coming country songster Matt Rogers to their roster. "It is very exciting to partner with a company as prestigious as PLA media for the upcoming release of my new EP and transitioning to the next chapter of my career,” says Matt. “I know together we will connect with my fans and new listeners with what I think is the best music I've written so far." Matt Rogers, Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year, is planning to release a new EP in 2017 alongside a full-length touring schedule and a CMA appearance with his own booth at Fan Fair X. “We are thrilled to work with an artist like Matt,” says PLA President Pam Lewis. “He has a real talent for authentic country with a great voice and passion for storytelling, and we are confident that he will continue to grow and share his gift with country music fans.””

“Singer/songwriter Matt Rogers has signed with marketing and public relations firm PLA Media for representation.”

“Happy to have @mrogerscountry as one of our 2017 artist brand ambassadors. Welcome to the team, Matt!”

“ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA - October 13, 2016 - Today, the Davis Love Foundation announced that singer/songwriter Matt Rogers will open for rising country superstar Cole Swindell on Saturday, November 19th at a live concert at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place in conjunction with The RSM Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by RSM US LLP, the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. "Matt is a perfect opening act for Cole Swindell," said Scott Reid, the Foundation's Tournament Director. "We cannot wait to see him perform in what we know will be a sell-out crowd. We are so thankful for the support of Southeast Georgia Health System and RSM in order to provide this concert for the residents and visitors of the Golden Isles".”

“Matt Rogers, a rising country singer with Putnam Country roots currently on tour, stopped by the Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch pollinator habitat last month to entertain and enlighten Jill Turner's second grade class of Gatewood School...The singer commented that "catching a butterfly is not as easy as I expected" as he was followed, cheered and encouraged by the class.”

“Sometimes you have to make the hard decision and turn your world upside down, to achieve your dreams. Go after what you want, make great friends along the way, and love the whole journey. Matt Rogers is nominated for Modern Country-Male Artist of the Year and is also eligible for Male Vocalist of the Year.”

“The Award Winning Josie Show has been on the air since October 2009. Josie has conducted over 2,000 interviews with guests such as recording artists, Grammy Legends, Platinum Recording Artists, composers, County Music Hall of Fame Legends, writers, movie stars, and also upcoming independent artists. This is an all genre show. Hosted by now 21 year old teen radio sensation, recording artist/songwriter, and America's Radio Sweetheart Josie Passantino. Josie started her radio career at the age of 14 years old and grew her show into a popular and highly respected Friday night event that has gained a huge audience from around the world. Matt Rogers was selected as a nominee in the category of Modern Country - Male Artist of the Year for 2016 and is eligible for Vocalist of the Year.”

“'A deeply spiritual communication about values, ‘I Was Raised’ weds Matt Rogers textured articulation with moving messages of wisdom, nostalgia and hope.'”

“The 28-year old singer-songwriter has grown from a little boy plucking a plastic toy guitar in his family's living room to a young man strumming his beloved Breedlove guitar on stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Matt moved to Music City last summer to be at the center of the country music songwriting and performing scene. He listened to all genres of music when he was growing up and still likes a variety of music, but for his professional singing and songwriting career, he says country music best reflects who he truly is as a person. "It evolved there naturally," Matt says of his genre selection. "I just wrote from my heart....In this business you can't fake who you are....I think that's true in life."”

““If you want someone’s attention, be different.” is a philosophy by which American Country artist Matt Rogers has lived since he began performing. With this ideal as a priority, Matt is able to create original music that is rich with emotion and struggle, and to cover songs in a unique way without depleting the integrity of the original version.”

“BREW & QUE Saturday Ritz Carlton BROUGHT TO YOU BY TERRAPIN BEER CO. Sit back and enjoy championship BBQ lakeside while sipping on ice cold beer. Cast your vote for your favorite pulled pork or mouth-watering ribs! Entertainment will be provided by Matt Rogers, Nashville’s 2015 Georgia Country Artist of the Year.”

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“We're happy to have Matt Rogers in the studio with us today as a co-host of Backyard Country on 94.9 The Bull in Atlanta.”

“The song, “Read My Mind” speaks to the struggle that sometimes happens when people are recovering from hurtful relationships and heartache and are hesitant to trust or love again. Live Interview with Matt Rogers on The Saddle Up Show at http://www.kuhsdenver.com/”

“The Next Big Thing in Country Music just arrived from Georgia. Matt Rogers with a sound compared to Amos Lee having his songs looked at by the Biggest Names in Music City for his thought provoking lyrics. go to www.MattRogers.com to hear more music and to see his concert schedule and social media links. Nashville Entertainment Weekly Hosts TJ Cates and Jill Santibanez get this rare iterivew with this amazing talent while filming at Soulshine in Midtown. Nashville Entertainment Weekly is sponsored by Realtor to the Stars www.KelWilliams.com and Song publisher www.BigGapMusic.com”

““My song is about the way I was raised and the way my friends were raised in the community where I grew up.””

“Matt Rogers was named the 2015 Georgia Country Overall Artist of the Year”

“We are happy to announce the talented Matt Rogers as our latest Fresh Find here at Freshly Brewed Country!”

“Music Xray's Hookblast Podcast episode 8 is an A&R and music supervision podcast for music industry professionals. It's a behind the curtains look at how the industry is using online filtering systems to identify some of the best new hooks and music by emerging songwriters, producers, & acts. It's a peek into 21st century A&R This week we feature...., The Only Cowgirl by Matt Rogers,......”

“Kick Off GA/FL Weekend with Matt Rogers What a great way to start GA/FL weekend! Matt Rogers, Georgia Country Awards Male Artist of the Year nominee, will be performing at The Rooftop Restaurant at Ocean Lodge on Friday, October 30.”

“Hi Matt! After spending many hours listening to numerous songs, your song, I Was Raised, has been selected to appear on NSAI’s Top 40 page! CONGRATULATIONS! This list will be posted on our website giving your song much exposure!”

“Macon Music Vol. 1 CD Compilation”

“In closing, let me just say a little about each artist that is featured on the first volume of what will be an annual contest and promotional tool for our town and its music. These artists are truly special because they have been chosen to represent our heritage and future to the world. Spoiler alert, I will talk about each artist in the order in which they appear on the album. First up, Matt Rogers: Matt has written a hit song called “Fire Flies.” Matt’s voice is the perfect blend of pop star and country boy. He has some really great songwriting chops and this song shares his love of music and his love for his home town of Macon.”

“EATONTON – A concert by Eatonton native and country music star Matt Rogers closed out The Plaza’s 15th annual summer concert series. The Saturday night show attracted 300 people, according to the Plaza concert series' chairman, Nancy Marshall, and had a special hometown theme. Matt Rogers took several song requests from the folks gathered for the show on The Plaza’s front lawn, including one for the Allman Brothers “Midnight Rider.” For a Messenger HD videoclip of Rogers performing the song, click on link below: http://youtu.be/Vs-UlgirVzQ.”

“NSAI and CMT are proud to announce the winners list for the 15th Annual NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT. Upwards of 2,000 songs were received this year. A rigorous judging process featuring a panel of industry professionals selected ten (10) finalists to appear on nsai.cmt.com for the public to vote on throughout the month of February. Matt Rogers' song, "I Was Raised" was selected as one of only 22 entrants to be recognized for this achievement.”

“The new guy in Music City is Matt Rogers, a Georgia product whose country music career is on such a rising arc that he recently quit his day job to put it all on the line against those long Nashville odds. After all, his music has earned him recognition, nominations and airtime from Tennessee back to Georgia in the past year. Rogers demonstrates a deft flair for writing heartfelt country songs, such as in the much-lauded “I Was Raised.” His ode to traditional values and nostalgia for simpler times covers familiar country territory, but it does so without the patronizing tones and lazy blatant cliche’s so common in most of the sap that oozes from today’s pop-country radio waves. “I remember the taste of Ivory Soap, after saying my first cuss word when I was 4 years old,” the song opens. In the chorus Rogers sings, “Thank God I didn’t just grow up — I was raised.””

“While Austin did a great job of promoting its local music talent, John Rogers, the president and CEO of NewTown Macon, thought Macon and Middle Georgia artists were just as good, if not better. Producer Joey Stuckey, owner of Shadow Sound Studio in downtown Macon, has believed that for years and was looking for the right partner to create a CD featuring the midstate’s best musicians, regardless of genre. Matt Rogers was chosen as one of the ten artists to be featured on Volume 1 of Macon Music. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/08/3786783/10-winners-announced-for-macon.html#storylink=cpy”

“Matt says his goal is Nashville, where his career can take off. "I write from the heart," Matt said. If I can't be me, who can I be?"”

“Nominated for the Georgia Country Awards for Male Artist of the Year. Awards Show in November 2015.”

“Finalist for the Georgia Music Awards in the categories of Country Male Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year - Country/Rock ("I Was Raised").”

“Nominated for Male Vocalist, Songwriter, and Song ("I Was Raised") in the 2015 Awards.”

“......popVLTR: Congrats on the success of 'Captivated', who are some of your influences? MR: My parents have always loved music....I remember listening to the great music of the 70s when my mom and dad would drive me back and forth to school. My parents diverse taste in all genres really gave me the foundation to be open minded about music. I enjoyed rock music during my teens, but eventually, I began to cling to country music. It resonated with me because it always seemed to have a purpose--a story to tell. I have far too many influences to name. I really enjoy great songwriters. Songwriting is at the core of any musician. Bob Dylan, John and Paul, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and Hank Sr. were all amazing songwriters and paved the way. I guess I could say my biggest current influence is Zac Brown. I relate to Zac's efforts to write songs with meaning and emotion.”

“Finalist in the Georgia Country Awards for Male Artist of the Year”

“You had me at Ivory Soap (said of his original song "I Was Raised")! I'm a huge fan and I am just happy to meet you now because I'm hoping to get back stage passes when you become a superstar--and that won't be long!!!!!”

“You're the real deal man. You are the total package. You're a great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter. I will remember the first time I saw you and it was right here when you arrived. And you have arrived.”

"Hey, sign you up and put you on the radio! I think it's time. I like your voice, I like your songs. I think you're a fine songwriter. I think you're ready to go--you're hot stuff!"

"I think you've got the whole package...the stage presence, the vocals....I love the rasp in your voice. I believe everything you're singing. Everything about it was good for me."

"Loved the tone of your voice. That gravely sound in your voice...that's not something you can just pull off. That's a very cool sound--very unique. We were trying to figure out is there somebody that you sound like--and I don't know anybody with that voice--that's a good thing. Keep writing. You have something going. I dig it. And you're not so bad to look at either!" I believe you--I'm convinced!

“Captivated--“Very classical sounding, It 's got a sweet melody, and the artist has a real nice voice, I could definitely hear this playing on a country music station. It reminds me of a brad paisley type of music, it 's original, and It 's really inspiring. I could see myself listening to this any day. This is a hit!””

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“Can You Hear Me Now-- "A good strong country styled opening to this song. Very strong leads. The vocals have a lot of feeling and heart. The singer is singing from the depths of his soul,explaining how and why he has become a singer and is singing for you. The guitar is full of life, meaty and strong with a nice modern country with a southern rock twang to it. A very well skilled guitarist up front bringing the notes and riffs out like he was born to play. The breaks and tempos are phenomenal. The piano adds a nice touch mixed in with the big strong and powerful drums, heavy rock country drums, and a hearty bass line." The artist uses many different musical elements such as classic rock and country. He is able to successfully harmonize his vocals well with the melody of the track. His vocals are intelligent and straight to the point.”

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“The Only Cowgirl--"The vocals have a nice smoky tenor sound to then. They blend nicely with the slide guitar and the distorted electric guitar. Together they create a nice country rock sounding tune that has a catchy guitar line that can get stuck in your head. I like how the vocals have a little more volume then the other tracks in the mix. I could see myself and others drinking beer to this at a bar as it plays.”

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