Redneck Of The Woods
Matt Westin was born and raised in a blue collar family in a middle class suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. From a young age, he pursued various passions, including academics, sports, acting, and music. After years of searching, Matt found true fulfillment in the creative outlets of acting and singing, dedicating himself to his artistic pursuits, and walking away from a promising career in engineering. With the influences of many legendary artists, ranging from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, “all the way” to Frank Sinatra, Matt found his voice. The thrill of live performance fed his desires, as he honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade. His obvious drive and talent quickly won over his family’s initial disapproval of his walking away from an engineering career, and they became his biggest supporters. Tragically, after a bravely fought battle with Leukemia, Matt’s father succumbed to complications of chemotherapy, in April 2016. As a true family man, Matt was utterly devastated and struggled day to day with the reality of his father’s death. After months of depression, instead of self-destructing, Matt decided to honor his father’s memory, by finally pursuing his music career, as his father had encouraged.
Deciding to make a country record in his father’s honor, and being introduced by a mutual friend, to world-class musician/songwriter/producer Bryan Cole, the stage was set. Bryan took on the project as producer, believing in his talent and vision, and guiding Matt in making a first-class country record. Bryan recruited long-time friend and mix engineer, Doug Kasper to record and mix the record at nearby Tonic Recording Studios. With radio-ready songs, legendary musicians Mike Brignardello (Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, bass) and Steve Hinson (Dolly Parton, Luke Bryan, steel guitar), and an amazing up- and-coming musician, Adam Ernst, Matt dedicated an entire year to making the record he and his father would be proud of.
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NASHVILLE — CMA joined with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. Monday at Ascend Amphitheater to offer the Nashville community the opportunity to honor victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
Speakers included Barry; Sidney Cox, The Cox Family; Charles Esten, star of CMT’s “Nashville;” Amy Grant; and Sally Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry, and CMA Board Chairman.
The candlelight vigil also included performances by Vince Gill (“Go Rest High On That Mountain”), Alison Krauss with Barry Bales, Ron Block, and Sidney and Suzanne Cox (“Amazing Grace”), and Keith Urban (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”).
Although the windy evening prevented a full candlelight glow from the crowd, Esten closed the program by urging the community to let their lights shine from within and support one another.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) has setup the Music City Cares Fund, with 100 percent of donations going to help immediate and long-term needs of victims from the shooting. Click here to learn more.
Pop-Rap artist and songwriter, Bingx, is bringing his rockin’ music to the Basement East in Nashville, TN Thursday, August 10. Fans can expect a powerful, high-energy show with many songs from his sophomore project, My E.G.O., like “Missing You,” and “Numbers Up.” Bingx has been on the the road all summer opening for Jarren Benton on the nationwide Mink Coat Killa Tour 2017.Doors open at 8pm and tickets start at $10 for ages 21 and up. For additional information visit
BINGX is a musician born and raised in Seattle that writes, sings, raps, mixes, and produces his own music. He credits Eminem, Third Eye Blind, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and many more for having an influence on him. His latest upcoming project, MY E.G.O., follows two previous releases, his 1st album *2012— entitled “In The L.A.B. (Life’s A Battlefield) and his 2nd album *2013— entitled “Lift me Up.”
Montgomery Gentry Headlines 9th Annual
Country on the Beach in Key West, Florida Benefitting the
T.J. Martell Foundation
Three-Day Exclusive Event Brings Together Country Music and Resort Living All to Benefit Cancer Research
Nashville, Tennessee – (July 21, 2017) The T.J. Martell Foundation, Music’s Promise for a Cure, has announced the 9th Annual Country on the Beach three-day event to take place at the Reach Resort in Key West, Florida Sunday October 1 through Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The event, hosted by popular media personality Storme Warren, will include concerts by some of country music’s most popular artists, daily events, parties, a chance to hang with country music superstars and memories made with new friends, all for the benefit of raising funds for cancer research. For tickets, go to
Platinum-selling Country music superstars, Montgomery Gentry, will once again headline Country on The Beach. The duo who have fourteen Top 10 singles including five #1’s which include “Something to be Proud of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” Lucky Man,” “Back When I knew it All,” and “Roll With Me” are also CMA and ACM winners and inductees of the Grand Ole Opry. Acknowledged in 2010 by the Academy of Country Music with its Humanitarian Award, the duo also devotes much of their time and energy into making the needs of others a priority including their work with the T.J. Martell Foundation. This will mark the 7th year that Montgomery Gentry has headlined the event.
Country on the Beach takes place at The Reach Resort, a landmark luxury resort, located in Key West, Florida. The Waldorf Astoria Resort will give guests the opportunity to escape to a refined haven and experience the gentle breezes and sunsets of the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying three full days of entertainment, great country music and the sights and sounds of the bright colors of Key West. The Reach Resort boasts the only natural beach on the island and the hotel offers the perfect blend of soft white sand and breathtaking sunshine.
Private balconies are included with every room and guests can spend time exploring Old Town and Duval Street, lounge by the pool and stroll the sugary beaches.
To confirm your reservation and tickets to the exclusive Country on the Beach three-day event for the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.countryonthebeach.com. Rooms are limited and the event is open to guests of the exclusive event only.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for cancer. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.tjmartell.org
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