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Matt Stell’s Prayed For You #1 for a second week on the Billboard Country Airplay chart followed by American Country Countdown.
“Right now, it’s a lot of hours and a lot of travel and a lot of airline miles and lots of cups of coffee. I’m just thankful I get to do it. I get to play music and write songs for people to enjoy them. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”
“My influences range from 90s alternative like Alanis Morissette to Ricky Skaggs bluegrass to country music from every era. I love rock and rap as well. There’s not much I don’t listen to!”
Prayed For You is Matt’s first #1 on the Country Airplay chart. It’s the first debut single from an artist to reach #1 in 2019.
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I have to be real y’all — it’s hard not to smile right now. I feel like the luckiest dude alive. I moved to Nashville to chase a dream and somehow, some way, that dream is now a reality. The only way this happens is with a lot of work, a lot of luck, and a lot of people who care enough to listen. Y’all’s support is what matters most at the end of the day. Thank you thank you thank you for listening! We’re just getting started… #prayedforyou
Matt Stell his manager Ash Bowers and Allison Veltz wrote Prayed For You from the EP Everywhere But On.
“We were waiting on Allison to get to the write. She was running a little behind and she called and said, Hey, I’m behind, but I got this title. She had just met who’s now her husband that week and she had this title, More than I can fathom, didn’t know you from Adam, but I prayed for you. We started writing it backwards from there and tried to infuse it with our own experiences and wrote a song about a character that’s a lot like me that’s way luckier than he deserves. The song, it’s about a relationship, but it’s also about persevering long enough to let good things happen, whether it’s a relationship or whether it’s a job or family or school.”
Matt is #2 this week on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
“As an artist and songwriter, this is always the goal you’re chasing. I’m really lucky to get to collaborate with my co-writers. Sharing this honor with them, as well as my Wide Open/RECORDS/Good Company/Arista Nashville team, makes it even sweeter.”
“I started playing music in college, and I started learning those songs that you learn on an acoustic guitar. It wasn’t too long after I could rub four chords together that I started writing songs, and I fell in love with the singer-songwriter thing. I think even before I would have admitted it to myself, that’s what I wanted to do.”
“The learning curve was so steep, because I started late and everybody was so good and I was not. There was a point where I knew that I was going to give this a real shot after college, but even from just when I started, I think I probably deep-down knew.”
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