Mat Kearney Goes Soph

(PR) Mat Kearney is set to release his new album, City of Black & White, on May 19 on Aware/Columbia Records. Following the success of his major label debut, Nothing Left To Lose, Kearney has returned with an evolved sound and a world of new experiences.

After spending five years traveling the country establishing himself as a new artist, Mat dug his roots into his new hometown of Nashville, TN, allowing the songs on City of Black & White to evolve from various places and sources in the back room of a studio where he stopped in to visit a friend, writing with people he met at coffee shops, hearing someone fiddling around with the guitar and humming along. He opened up the writing process to friends and to the community of musicians in Nashville, and crafted songs such as "Fire and Rain," "Here We Go," and "Closer To Love."

Kearney's major label debut, Nothing Left To Lose includes the hit singles "Nothing Left To Lose," "Undeniable," and a late addition to the record, "Breathe In, Breathe Out," which was used in television promotions for the fourth season of Grey's Anatomy and included a music video that premiered during the season preview. Kearney was also a VH1 You Oughta Know Artist, headlined the first VH1 You Oughta Know Tour, and his video for the single "Nothing Left To Lose" tied the record for the most weeks in rotation (45) on VH1. Six separate songs from the album received prominent television licensing on popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Bones, Friday Night Lights and more. Kearney has toured with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, The Fray, Jason Mraz, and more.

"Closer To Love," the album's first single will go to radio March 10 and touring plans for 2009 are underway.

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