Matt Warren

East Nashville, Tennessee, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Soul / Roots Music / Country
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I was born in Nashville, TN. I have a bachelors degree in education from Middle Tennessee State University. I am currently employed as a staff songwriter for Amylase Entertainment/Warner Chappell Publishing in Nashville, TN.
In 1996 my band "40 East" signed our first deal with Crecent Moon Talent in Nashville, TN. I put together a roots rock-n-roll project in 2000 called "Papa Joe". We made a record called "Storybook Ending" that can be found at iTunes, (just click on "Papa Joe" from the link in my "top friends" section below) or at The record is really cool, check it out for yourself! (even opened for the Derek Trucks band and the Allman Bros. band on July 4, 2002 in Nashville at the now, non-existant, Starwood Amphitheater)
In the fall of 2002, I signed a publishing deal with House of Fame out of Muscle Shoals, AL.
In the fall of 2005, Gary Allan recorded a song on his record "Tough All Over" that I co-wrote with him called "Puttin' Memories Away." The song was performed on the Oprah Winfrey show in the Spring of '07 during a heartbreaking interview about depression featuring Gary. Rolling Stone magazine called it the modern day "Grand Tour" by George Jones and gave our song the star track award on the album review, in which the record received 4 out of 5 stars.
On November 6, 2007, Hard Rock Cafe released a record called "Serve 2" to benefit the anti-hunger organization, WHY, in partnership with VH1. The record features Marc Broussard and I singing a cool version of Sam Cooke's, "Bring It On Home To Me." Other artists that are featured on the record are Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne, to name a few. Go buy the record at any Hard Rock or at and be apart of a wonderful cause!
I have two songs on Gary Allan's record "Living Hard." The songs are "Learning How To Bend" and "Yesterday's Rain," which were both co-written with Gary Allan and James LeBlanc. "Learning How To Bend" was released as a single on the radio on March 17, 2008. In April 2010, a song I wrote with Gary Allan and Kendall Marvel called, "She Gets Me", was released on Gary Allan's new record "Get Off On The Pain." Be on the lookout for the record and go pick it up at your local record store and support your friendly songwritersand musicand the arts! It's FUN to buy music and/or collect records!!!
I'm currently very busy writing and recording the songs for my new album. The record will probably sound like the stuff I digand hope you dig too!
I have had the priviledge to record with folks like Spooner Oldham (Aretha Franklin, Neil Young, Bob Dylan), Tom Bukovac (John Fogerty, lots of people), Audley Freed (Cry Of Love, The Black Crowes, Peter Frampton, Jacob Dylan), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), Michael Rhodes (Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell & many more), Dan Dugmore (James Taylor), Marc Broussard, Billy Burnette (Bob Dylan, John Fogerty) Jake Kelly, Mike Webb (Fugitive Glue, Gary Allan, The Wreckers), Allison Prestwood (Pat Buchanan), Adam Shoenfeld (Big and Rich), Shawn Fichter (Peter Frampton, Faith Hill), Brian Sutton (Jerry Douglas, etc.) Robert Kearns (Cry Of Love, Lynyrd Skynyrd), Dave Pomeroy, the Memphis Horns (Stax Records, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, "Pet Sounds"), Reese Winans (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Allan), Chuck Cannon, J. T. Corenflos (Jim Lauderdale), Lari White, Kenny Vaughn (Marty Stuart, Jim Lauderdale), Jason Isbell, Brent Mason, Glen Wharf, John Hobbs, Greg Morrow, James LeBlanc, Walt Aldridge and Chad Cromwell (Mark Knopfler, Neil Young)just to name more than a few (If I drop enough names, I will feel better about myself, right?)
I'd like to think of my songs as simple and honest. I draw from influences such as Hank Williams, the Black Crowes, Ray Charles, Chuck Cannon, Tom Petty, the Band, Gillian Welch, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, John Cash, Lucinda Williams, Merle Haggard, Van Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Springsteen, and Jesus.
Feel free to stay in the loop via my facebook page! Just click on the link below:
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Check out the video for the song "Learning How To Bend" by Gary Allan that I co-wrote with James LeBlanc and Gary Allan. Hope you dig!
Learning how to bend

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Here's a rough vid clip, below, of me playing a song I wrote with Gary Allan and Kendall Marvel called "She Gets Me." This song is slated to appear on Gary Allan's new record, due out in January 2010. Hope you dig it.or at least find it entertaining!

Hey friends, check out this video clip below, of the greatest soul/R&B singer ever, Otis Redding. This is stellar. A real gem. Sit back, relax, watch, listen and get inspired! Enjoy!

I've Been Loving You - Otis Redding
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