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Stars & Guitars – 2021 Show Central

November 15, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - Crown Coliseum - Presented by John Hiester Chevrolet | John Hiester Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Stars & Guitars 2021 Artist: Matt Stell

Stars & Guitars is back and better than ever in 2021, with an amazing group of artists. Today’s featured artist is Matt Stell! He joins Tenille Arts, Drew Parker and Clay Walker as our artists announced so far. We’ve got two more coming Friday morning! For now, let’s take a look at Matt!

  • Who is Matt Stell?

    With more than 415 Million cumulative streams across his catalog to date, Matt is adding to this tally with his newest single, “That Ain’t Me No More,” the follow up to his back-to-back No. 1s, Platinum-certified track Prayed For You and Gold-certified Everywhere But On.” As one of only eight debut country artists in the last six years to have their first two singles top the charts, Matt celebrated this success as one of Country Radio Seminar’s 2021 New Faces of Country Music class and will join Old Dominion, Toby Keith, and Miranda Lambert on tour later this year.  

    In 2020, Stell kicked off the year with a performance on “Good Morning America,” leading into his first headlining tour. He started Penned Up – his hugely successful 8-week Instagram-live series, was the first-ever artist to receive a virtual plaque from the RIAA for “Prayed For You,” an ASCAP Pop and Country most-performed song awards winner, and performed the National anthem for NASCAR and NFL events. In October he released his new EP, Better Than ThatCo-produced by Stell with Ash Bowers, the 8-song EP also includes If I Was A Bar,” and its innovative music video filmed during quarantine, where Matt played all 13 characters.  

    The 6’7” Arkansas native has come a long way from playing college basketball for Drury University and making the choice to head to Nashville instead of Cambridge, MA where he was accepted into Harvard University’s Extension School Pre-Med program. Following his dream of writing and performing, the self-taught vocalist and guitar-player made the move to Music City in 2014, landing a publishing and management deal with Wide Open Music and a record deal with music industry powerhouse Barry Weiss’ RECORDS Nashville/Arista Nashville. Stell has received “Ones To Watch” shout-outs from multiple partners, including Vevo DSCVR, MusicRow’s Next Big Thing, CMT Discovery Artist, YouTube Music Artist on the Rise and more.  

    Matt Stell calls in with Don Chase & Sarah – Click play to listen now!

  • Matt Stell's Biggest Hit

    You definitely know Matt Stell by now. He’s had a MASSIVE start to his career, and it’s hard to top his first huge hit: “Prayed For You”

    Matt Stell - Prayed For You (Official Music Video)

    The official Music Video for "Prayed For You" by Matt Stell featuring Savannah Chrisley."Prayed For You" is available everywhere! Listen here:

  • Matt Stell on Social Media

    Follow Matt Stell: Facebook | TikTok | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter

    Want to learn how to play “Prayed For You” on guitar? Matt has your back with this TikTok tutorial.


    Good news: you can fake your way through #PrayedForYou on #guitar with these 4 chords. #GuitarTok #Tutorial #Country #CountryMusic

    ♬ original sound - Matt Stell
  • Matt Stell Quiz

  • A Few Photos of Matt Stell