About Gary Matheny

Gary Matheny | Award-Winning Nashville Recording Artist

Gary Matheny is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Tennessee with a fan base that encompasses the world. In 2020 his first album “Not Looking Back” was released and in 2022 his second album, “Renaissance Man” was recorded in Nashville.

Gary’s music career began at the age of 12 learning guitar from his best friend. After playing in a couple of garage bands he laid his music aside. In 2016, he again picked up his guitar and began writing and submitting his songs to various contests, publishers and utilizing social media to create a fan base.

He and his music has been featured in numerous digital magazines, been the guest on several podcasts and recipient of numerous awards. His style of music has crossed over from jazz, soft rock (Yacht Rock) to traditional country and southern rock genres.

In 2022 he was awarded the ISSA Songwriter of the Year (International Singer Songwriter Association) an international grouping with over 15 thousand members and the NACMAI Most Promising Country Songwriter of the year (North American Country Music Association Int’l). His song “Solo Dos Gatos” won WSA Awards’ (World Songwriting Awards) in the category of Best Song: World Artist in 2021 and that same year “Exit 10” received Best Modern Country Song.

Gary’s music has charted in the #1 position three separate months on Berkshire Media Groups KMIX, XR Power and Star 100 radio globally receiving over 100k plays, Georgia Songbirds and Top 40 Indie Country out of Nashville (Nashville Radio Promotions).  Not Everyone Is Blessed charted #1 on Top 40 Indie Country (Nashville Radio Promotions) in May 2023 and reached #45 on CashBox’s Independent Country Top 100.  May 15, 2023 Solo Dos Gatos (video) was played on DBTV.tv for four consecutive nights with a viewership of 300 million globally.

He is an accomplished singer/songwriter with global recognition and fan base. Check him out on various social media platforms now! Facebook, Instagram, YouTube.

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“Gary Matheny has been a pleasure to work with. His interesting songs, as well as his stylistic vocals, are a nice combination for the listeners. You’ll be able to feel like your enjoying the sandy beaches, driving down the road, or sitting in a Cantina when you listen to his music. Keep your eyes open for this talented singer/songwriter.”

Gary Sadker
President – Red Ridge Entertainment

“I’ve been in this thing called the “Music Business” for a long time now. Guys like Gary Matheny… who write incredible songs and have them produced with top of the line musicians… don’t get the opportunity to be heard like they should! Songs that harken back to styles that will take you on musical journeys through purple hazes of mushroom marmalade… and that’s without any pharmaceutical enhancement!

Matheny’s music is killer!!! I’ve been a fan for quite a while! Given the strength of the songs and the talent of the songwriting… everybody should be finding out about Gary Matheny!”

Brian Hedges
Award Winning Songwriter & Grammy Winning Producer

“Gary Matheny is a story teller. Not a liar, a story teller. Gary is an excellent lyricist. He has the ability to take you on a journey with his writing and lyrics. On our projects, I would come up with a tune and Gary would fit in the words. Gary has the ability to create a mini vacation with his songs, giving the listener a place to retreat. That’s a honor among songwriters for listeners to get lost in your music. I think Gary is just getting started. He’s laid a good foundation.”

Lee Jordan

“Gary writes songs brimming with soul and most importantly… heart! I’m privileged to play on his music when he asks me as it’s always a good time.”

Justin Weaver
Nashville Session guitarist, Wynonna, The Judds, The Chicks, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Highway 10

“Love Gary’s Music”

Bobby Golden
Founding member Stillwater Band

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