Anyone who watches popular TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, Bones or Parenthood may have unknowingly heard a Mat Kearney song or two used as musical exclamation points for dramatic moments. With five top 20 hits to his name, Kearney is a singer-songwriter whose live performances are worth the tickets. Full of energy, Kearney talks to his audience in between songs, allowing for his sincere, honest personality shine through. Because Kearney is first and foremost a musician, you won’t find any over-produced, over-synthesized concerts on his tour — just a rollicking fun time with songs you’re sure to sing along to. His most recent album Young Love was released in 2011 and features the hit singles, “Hey Mama,” “Down” and “Ships in the Night.”
While Kearney makes his home in Nashville these days, he grew up in the Northwest in Eugene, Oregon. He discovered his songwriting ability when he found that playing other artists’ songs wasn’t working for him. He found God around the same time he discovered his love of music in college and has successfully intertwined the two, with several of his songs charting on the U.S. Christian Contemporary charts. Kearney began garnering attention with his debut album Nothing Left to Lose in 2006 and the spotlight hasn’t let up since. He's racked up appearances on practically every late-night shows. His most popular single is 2006’s “Nothing Left to Lose,” which was certified gold and peaked at No. 7 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary charts. He was nominated for several GMA Dove Awards in 2006 and 2007, including Best New Artist and Best Male Vocalist, and won the 2006 Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year for "Trainwreck." Kearney’s down-to-earth personality creates a real, yet fun concert atmosphere for those in attendance.