Matt Ward is a serious creative talent in Australian country music. With two #1 Australian ARIA country albums under his belt and performances at some of world’s finest country music festivals, Ward is must for country music’s biggest stages.
Genuine, steeped in real world experience and leaving no stone unturned in search for the truth, Matt Ward is a breath of authentic air in Australian country music.
His second album "If I Was In Dallas Tonight" (2021) recorded at the famous Texas YellowDOG Studios (Colter Wall, Charley Crockett), was “sublime” (Countrytown) and confirmed Ward as the “genuine article” (News Corp), reaching #1 on Aria Charts for an Australian Country Album.
Off the back of his debut #1 success with "Heartland" (produced by multi golden guitar winning producer Matt Fell), the quality and diversity of Ward’s latest work strengthens Matt’s reputation as “world class” (Rhythms Magazine).
Ward has backed up his superb releases with heavyweight performances including as a headline artist at the 2021 Groundwater Music Festival, showcases at Nasvhille’s Bluebird Café (Americanafest 2019) and Australian Music Week, and gigs at high profile national venues such as The Barn Wombat Flat (2021).
Matt's creative drive, scintillating live performances and authenticity as a story-teller ensure his art is diverse, meaningful and consistently of the highest quality. From the Adelaide Hills to West Texan dive bars, Tamworth to Nashville, Matt is made for country music.
"Sublime" (Countrytown Nov 2021)
"The genuine article" (Brisbane Courier Mail Nov 2021)
"Great stories, highly entertaining" (Sunburnt Country Music Jan 2022)
"Inspired" (Tamworth Country Music Capital News Jan 2022)
"Superb musical landscapes" (Rock n Load Magazine, April 2021)
"World class" (Rhythyms Magazine, 2019)
"Everything that is good about Australian Country Music" (Tamworth Country Music Capital News 2019)