Mat Kearney checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@matkearney) on Tuesday (March 3) as the singer songwriter readies his second album ‘City of Black & White’ on May 19th via Aware/Columbia Records. Kearney writes:
Hello from Nashville. It’s sunny and freezing today, I have some of my best friends from Oregon in town and we are drinking coffee talking about the songs I chose for the record and why. I’m also picking out all the artwork… which is stressful… and should have been done yesterday.
Mat Kearney updated fans on his blog at MySpace (@matkearney) on Friday (September 12) with the following message:
Hello… I’m just about finished with the new record. I’m headed out to New York in matter of hours for the final mix. Me and some friends have been in the studio black hole for a few months so I can’t really think straight right now, but I think we have a really good album going. I can’t wait to share it with you..
Mat Kearney checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@matkearney) on Tuesday (February 12) while in Nashville with the following message:
I must apologize for my delayed journal entry. December held the last of my official commitments tied to ‘Nothing Left To Lose’. I played the last note of the year and headed out to Oregon for my first real time off in 3 years. What a ride this record has been. It has become an amazing journey-one that leaves me feeling extremely thankful and blessed to have started out on. The road over the course of this record has put a lot of stories in my gut, and songs in my head. I was thinking about my first show at Schubas 4 years ago in Chicago with the French sound man and the 2 nights we did at Metro and House of Blues last year where everyone sang so loud I couldn’t keep my pitch. I also have been thinking about the friendships I forged on stage – the players and artists that left loved ones and warm beds to create with me every night. Cason bought a bass and sipped drinks with me in New Zealand in a house where the door knobs where shoulder high. They said it was to keep the hobbits out. Tyler left his two boys at home to sing with me as the sun set on some declining beach bar in Florida.
As I am writing this from my front dining room here in Nashville, I have a pile of songs again that I feel very proud of. I have spent the last month connecting with friends and sleeping in my own bed. Nashville is on fire these days, with shows that have been inspiring me to head out and play again (check my top friends on myspace). As a side note, my dear friend Brooke Waggoner is about to head out this week for a string of shows that no one should miss. She is also giving an ep away FOR FREE at www.brookewaggonermusic.com. It is all I have been listening to this month. Go get it!
I’m set to hit the studio any day now to record the songs I have stumbled across this last few years. I can’t wait to get them down on tape. I have also been shooting a lot of old super 8 film across the country with some old high school friends from Oregon who fell in love. I’m not sure what to do with all of the footage just yet, but I’ll be showing it when I do. Thank you again for all your support and spreading the word. I am a creature of community, inspired to write sing along pop songs, I appreciate all of you who have joined in and given life to what I do. I hope that this finds you well. Until we meet again…
Toby Knapp of Washington DC’s Hot 99.5 spoke with Mat Kearney on Thursday (June 28) about liberal pastimes in Oregon, swooning women, and hooking up with Kelly Clarkson on tour.
The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ castoff Gina Glocksen, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday, and ‘Fox & Friends’ and ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ on Tuesday; Pink, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Wednesday; former ‘Idol’ stars Kevin ‘Chicken Little’ Covais, Melissa McGhee, Diana DeGarmo, Ryan Starr, LaToya London and Frenchie Davis visit ‘The Dr. Keith Ablow Show’ on Tuesday to discuss the underbelly of ‘Idol’ and the successes that followed; Jennifer Lopez, who is featured on ‘American Idol’ as a coach on Tuesday and performs on Wednesday; Lily Allen, who performs on ‘Today’ on Friday; Mat Kearney, who performs on ‘The View’ on Friday; and Avril Lavigne, who is musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend.