Matt Wertz is a singer/songwriter. Matt Wertz is originally from LaVale, MD, but now calls Nashville, Tennessee home. Wertz’s has been interested in music from a young age, but it was his interest in visual art that led him to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. While he lived in the dorms, his musical talents and ambitions grew.
After he graduated, Wertz picked up fans by performing at Young Life camps, after releasing “Somedays”, his first album, produced by Steve Wilson. His next two studio albums, and one EP, have all been produced by himself and Ed Cash with an exception on the EP where his close friend Dave Barnes helped. Wertz has toured with acts such as Jon McLaughlin, Jason Mraz, Jamie Cullum, Gavin Degraw, Matt Nathanson and Jars of Clay. He has also headlined several tours nationally in the early to mid-2000s.
Matt’s songs have been featured on shows like “Brothers and Sisters” and “Wildfire.” He can also be heard in the movies “Employee of the Month” and “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.”
On September 19, 2006, Matt released his third studio album, “Everything In Between.” In late 2007, Wertz went back on the road with fellow singer-songwriter and friend Dave Barnes. Their tour, called “Two Birds/One Stone,” toured around the country, ending up in their hometown of Nashville.
Later, in December 2007, Matt signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records. Matt announced this news to the media on The Mark Zito Show, a college radio show at Syracuse University. Matt released a new record in September 2008 called “Under Summer Sun.”
In November 2009, Matt announced on his website that he is no longer with Universal Republic and to celebrate, he began giving away a free album that had been recorded live at the Triple Door in Seattle on May 28, 2008, entitled “If It Ain’t Broke…”.
His music is sure to enlighten anyone who enjoys soulful, carefree, singer-songwriter pop music. His lyrics are meaningful and his music is catchy yet relaxing. Check out Matt Wertz today!