Matt Stillwell was born in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He grew up surrounded by the rich musical traditions of bluegrass, southern gospel and traditional country that those mountains are known for. During college, Stillwell played baseball at Western Carolina University where he was an All Conference player on the Catamount’s Southern Conference Championship Baseball teams. Baseball turned into music and Stillwell has since been traveling across the country headlining his own shows, as well as opening for most of today’s country superstars. He lives with his wife, Lindsey, and their two daughters Carolina and Ruby in Knoxville, TN. Matt released his debut single “Shine” in the fall of 2008. It debuted at #25 on iTunes Country Chart, reached the TOP #50 on Billboard’s Country Charts, and the accompanying music video reached #5 on CMT Pure while breaking into the Top 10 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. “Shine” also landed Stillwell an appearance CBS Sunday Morning’s popular Thanksgiving Edition show. The album went on to produce another Top 50 Billboard single in “Sweet Sun Angel” and two more top videos on CMT Pure with “Dirt Road Dancing” and “Sweet Sun Angel”. Stillwell released his sophomore album “Right On Time” in 2014. The album’s first single “Ignition” reached TOP #50 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts and the corresponding music video was featured on all major media outlets.
Stillwell has been featured on 4 different Mud Digger compilation albums from Average Joes Entertainment. Since its introduction in 2010, the ‘Mud Digger’ series has sold more than 300,000 albums, with each release consistently landing on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The Mud Digger albums featured several of Stillwell’s songs as well as mash-ups featuring The Lacs and Colt Ford. One of those songs, “Our Christmas”, landed Stillwell a national television appearance and performance on Fox & Friends. Matt tours in his custom wrapped Budweiser tour bus and trailer. Working closely with Budweiser and his other sponsors, Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, Morton Buildings, Ollie’s Bargain Outlets, Hunt Brothers Pizza, and Bad Boy Buggies to maximize his exposure through several inventive co-branded projects. His relationship with NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Kevin Harvick, has led to many shows and marketing appearances at tracks across the country. Harvick’s, KHI Management, also helps to secure Stillwell new sponsors and other marketing opportunities. Stillwell is currently in the studio finishing up work on his new single “Hey Dad” written about the loss of his father in December. He plans to launch the single this summer online and to radio around Father’s Day.