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Matt Mason (born c. 1985) is an American country music singer from Fairland, Indiana. He was the winner of CMT's Next Superstar in 2011. Prior to that he had competed on TV show Nashville Star.
Mason has self-released several recordings, and is now signed to Warner Bros. Records.
He was born in the Indianapolis area and attended Triton Central High School in Shelby County, Indiana. He grew up listening to traditional country music. He says he started playing guitar at age eleven, and from that time onward wanted to sing professionally. He was 16 when he opened for the Charlie Daniels Band in western Massachusetts. Six months after graduating high school in 2004, he moved to Nashville to pursue his career, and found work as a session musician almost immediately. Within three weeks, he was performing in live shows.
In 2006, at age 20, he appeared on Nashville Star, finishing in fourth place. Afterwards, his productivity was affected by a struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, from which he recovered. He subsequently performed live as often as four times a week in venues on Lower Broadway. In 2011 he won CMT's Next Superstar.
Following his Next Superstar win, Mason was signed to Warner Bros. Records. Anticipating a slow process of creating and releasing a major-label album, Mason continued to tour and self-release recordings. He released the EP America's Favorite Pastime in 2012.
Mason lives in Nashville.