“From Your Knees” Is Looking Pretty Tall

Much of the country is baking in a record heatwave, but newcomer Matt King’s new Hard Country release seems to be heating up country radio on its own. Two songs from King’s sophomore album on Atlantic Records — “From Your Knees” and summer anthem “Rub It In” — are burning up the charts. In anticipation of the new disc’s release, produced by Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Matt and his band played to an enthusiastic crowd recently in Topeka, Kan., and then traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to celebrate the release with WIVK radio listeners. Be sure to catch Matt’s return appearances on the Opry this weekend.