Matt Prater, an award winning singer songwriter from North Alabama, is a soulful storyteller with Country, Honky Tonk, Folk and Roots Music influences. His songs are relevant to all generations. Matt has had success in writing everything from independently produced solo projects as an artist, to custom theme songs and commercial jingles for others.
“Picking up a guitar and learning to play is the easy part of songwriting. Stitching stories with a straight forward frankness and making it look easy is the tough part. Matt Prater aced both" -The Alternate Root Magazine
"Real and pure country music from North Alabama. Matt Prater's album Tables and Chairs, Great songs!" -Ear to the Ground
"There's plenty of love in his music, which centers around his stories, and his rich melodic voice. The stories are delightful southern slices of life, each one complete in it's telling; his voice draws you in and makes you want to listen to every word. It's music that never gets old." -No'Ala Magazine "
Matt Prater is country music." -30A Songwriter Radio
"Matt Prater is a breath of country fresh air...he is real music and real songs" -Jim Seales, Shenandoah
Matt keeps a full schedule independently touring songwriter showcases, music venues and festivals including Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival, Songs on The Bayou-Road to 3rd Street and Black Warrior Songwriter's Festival to name a few. His albums and live performances can be found on radio shows including WDVX's Blue Plate Special, WSM's Honky Tonk Round Up, Australia’s Cosmic Cowboy Cafe, Texas' KKYX, Florida’s 30A Songwriter’s Radio and others. He is often featured in songwriter rounds with hit writers and top shelf performers and has opened shows for major artists. Living in the Heart of Dixie and the Americana Music Triangle, Matt appears regularly at venues all around "The Hit Recording Capitol of the World"...Muscle Shoals, AL as well as Nashville's famous Blue Bird Cafe, The Nashville Palace and Nashville's Honky Tonk Tuesday Nights. In the last year, Matt has been invited to showcase his original songs at many venues in Ohio, Louisiana and Texas includingTexas' historic Gruene Hall. He hopes to continue connecting with his audience in venues across the country and abroad as well as working on his 5th independent recording project beginning in Fall 2019.
His albums, "Small Town Son” (2010), “The Mountain” (2013), "Tables and Chairs" (2015) and "Same Ole Highway Blues" (2017), are filled with stories of family, poetry, humble beginnings, honky tonk tales and Southern American tradition. His music is real and authentic, its "Roots Run Deep".
You can find Matt's songs and schedule across all social media platforms, online retailers and at www.mattpratersmusic.com
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