Mat Kearney has arrived. We first saw him on VH1's Artists You Oughta Know, in 2006. Since then, he has amassed a slew of accolades, radio hits, and has toured with rock music's best and brightest including Sheryl Crow and John Mayer. In anticipation of the release of his fourth album, Mat Kearney tour dates have been scheduled on a nation-wide headlining tour. Don't miss a date on the Mat Kearney concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your Mat Kearney concert calendar.
The Oregon native attended Cal State Chico where he played soccer and discovered his passion for the guitar. Kearney soon moved to Nashville and recorded his major-label debut, Nothing Left To Lose, in 2006. The title track earned Kearney a Gold certification and a BMI award. Several songs from the album were featured on hit TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and NCIS and he toured extensively to promote the effort that has sold nearly a half-million albums.
In 2007, Kearney headlined VH1's You Oughta Know Tour. He released City of Black & White, in 2009 which featured the hit single "Closer to Love" and he went on tour with rock band, Keane, to promote the disc. Kearney will release his next album, Young Love, in August, 2011. The disc's first single, "Hey Mama", is racing up the Adult Contemporary charts. Mat Kearney tour dates have been announced and the singer-songwriter will be touring the nation for the rest of 2011. Stay on top of Mat Kearney tour dates using Eventful as your source for concert schedules and venue information.
since i was a child i've always been around music; taught to appreciate the art form but only at a reasonable distance. my parents never let me listen to the radio or any kind of 'secular' music until i was well into high school. before that, in junior high, i recall making mix tapes from local radio stations during the day, and then lying in bed at night listening to all the pop hits of that time through a small, plastic walkman that i had received a few christmases earlier. third eye blind, counting crows, the verve pipe...these were the artists that first welcomed me into the world of meaningful pop music. the first album that i ever bought for myself was the counting crow's 'august and everything after' when i was a sophomore in highschool. it had already been out for several years at that point, but i can still remember sneaking it up to my room and listening to it very softly out of the dusty sony boombox in my bedroom; pouring over every melody and marveling over the lyrical genious in adam duritz; thinking, 'maybe i can do this someday?'. not that i think of myself now as important to music as adam duritz or the counting crows have been, nor do i even dare to compare myself to such talent, but thinking back on my earliest experiences with music, there is no doubt that those quiet moments spent alone in my bedroom shaped my desires and passions and gave me the hope to make my small mark on this world, one song at a time.