Matt Kennon

Sometimes it’s nice to hear a fresh song and get away from the every day same top 40 tunes on the radio, right? Here’s one of my favorite artists under the radar right now, Matt Kennon.

Just straight up raw rockin’ country. Check out his music video for “Real Good” off of his current EP, Four on the Floor. Believe me, the title says it all about the song. Let me know what you think?


Music has been a part of rising country star Matt Kennon’s life for as long as he can remember.

“The first record I played was the Eagles’ The Long Run,” he recalls. “I was three or four years old. It wasn’t so much about the words, it was about the feel of the music.”

The words did come though, and when they did they came in spades. Matt’s personal, yet universally accessible, songwriting is part of what defines him.

At the age of seven, Matt’s parents took him to see ‘80s rock group Survivor. “There was something about being there and seeing live music,” he recalls. “It was packed and I was up on my daddy’s shoulders. I was really moved.”

The show peaked Matt’s interest in performing. “My dad bought me a set of drums within a couple of days,” he says. Soon he was playing living room concerts with his friends. “We didn’t even have a singer; we just played the music. That’s where it all started.”

Around the same time, Matt discovered country music. “I started to hear Randy Travis and Lee Greenwood in my mom’s car because those were some of her favorite singers,” he recalls.

Raised in music-fertile Georgia, he also discovered homegrown country artists like Travis Tritt and Alan Jackson. “I remember being home sick from school one day listening to my clock radio and I heard Travis Tritt’s ‘I’m Gonna Be Somebody’ come on and then Alan Jackson’s ‘Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow’,” he remembers. “That’s when I really felt that country music was cool and might be the road I needed to travel down.”

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