Southern Sound: Matt Weaver Sets Out to Record
Taking inspiration from George Strait, Matt Weaver is head over heels for country music.
At age 10, Georgia country music singer, Matt Weaver knew he had a thing for music. Learning how to play guitar on his mom’s old acoustic Gibson sealed the deal.
Weaver started in his college town of Americus, performing at bars and parties and making a name for himself locally. Now, he is looking to make his name known nationally by taking his career to the next level.
“The next step in my career is tough,” he says. “I’m at a standstill right now actually. I’m still writing and playing live. I think the next step is to try to get to Nashville and write and record a demo EP and see where that takes me.”
Weaver finds inspiration from famous country artists — new and old.
“I’ve always looked up to the artists like Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and George Strait to inspire the type of music I write and play live,” Weaver says.
For him, performing live is a feeling that words can’t describe.
“The first time I performed was at Dillingers Bar in Americus in college. There were not a lot of people there that night, but it was a very surreal moment,” he recalls.
Having grown up in the small town of Gordon, Georgia, with his grandparents and cousins five minutes away, Weaver remains close to his family and names his parents and girlfriend as his biggest supporters throughout his music career.
Weaver is mostly proud of the strides he’s made in songwriting. He’s written a few songs on friends’ EP albums, including “Baby’s Got My Hat On” and “If We Get Stuck” with Taylor Welch from Ellaville, Georgia.
He does’t have any scheduled show dates coming up, but will be playing in central Georgia with other artists like Megan Fowler, Taylor Welch and Marty Evans this summer.
“In 10 years, I see myself head-over-heels involved in music,” Weaver says. “Hopefully, I’ll have something recorded and will have some decisions to make.”
Photo courtesy of Matt Weaver.