Born in Eugene, Oregon, singer/songwriter Mat Kearney began his musical career 400 miles south at the Chico branch of California State University. After completing his junior year, Kearney went to Nashville with friend/producer Robert Marvin, with the intention of only staying the Summer to lay down a few songs. However, after offers for recording deals started coming in, Kearney decided to remain in Tennessee to seriously pursue his songwriting career. Kearney’s interesting blend of hip-hop and folk intrigued Inpop Records, which offered him the deal he’d been looking for and released his debut album, Bullet, in 2004.
Inspired in part by the birth of his first child in January 2017, Kearney found himself writing his new album CRAZYTALK‘s lyrics with a new, mature perspective. His legacy already established, Kearney felt comfortable broadening his songwriting, filling CRAZYTALK with songs that embraced an older, wiser point of view.