Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Matt Mason knew from an early age that his home would one day be Nashville. By age 11, he was playing guitar and singing whenever he got a chance. Early on his influences came from the gospel music of his family’s small church and the sounds of the late, great Elvis Presley. Today those influences still hold true, along with the music of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and other country greats.
His big break came in 2006 when he auditioned for “Nashville Star” on USA network. Placing fourth overall in the competition secured Matt a spot on the “Nashville Star” Tour that crossed the country and brought Matt a solid following and fan base.
This June, he won the top spot on “CMT’s Next Superstar.” In addition to being signed to Warner Music Nashville’s label roster, Matt will also join Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson and Lee Brice on this fall’s CMT Tour.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21
WHERE: The Fish House Deck Bar, 600 S. Barracks St.
DETAILS: 470-0003 or summercountryjam.com