Matt Stillwell was born in the mountains of North Carolina and has loved music all of his life…well music and sports. During college, athletics was Matt’s priority, not music. At Western Carolina University, he was an All Conference performer on the baseball team, playing both infield and outfield. Touted as a probable major league draft choice during his junior season at WCU, he chose music over baseball. He says, “I could have chased the dream and went and tried out and played independent ball,but I thought, ‘If I’m going to chase something,’ I’d rather it be music.”
In late 2008, he released his debut single, “Shine” debuted at #25 on iTunes country chart and the accompanying music video reaching #5 on CMT Pure and breaking into the Top 10 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. Stillwell has been touring in his custom wrapped Ole Smoky Moonshine tour bus nicknamed “The Mule” across the country headlining his own shows, as well as opening for country superstars such as Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Gloriana, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and performing at huge music festivals like Country Thunder. Matt has released his sophomore album Right On Time to much fan anticipation.
Stillwell explains, “This album means a lot to me on several levels. We’ve been playing a few of these songs live for a while now and people have been asking for the whole album, so it’ll be great to get it in their hands. For me this is also a collection of songs that I really believe in and that I’m proud of, so it’s a step in the right direction as an artist.” The albums first single reached TOP #60 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts and the coorsponding music video was featured on CMT, and GAC.
To him the album is “pun intended: it’s right on time.”