Songwriter of “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)”, “Learning How to Bend”, “Puttin Memories Away”, and “The Way to My Heart”.
Matt Warren was born in Nashville, TN. He has a degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University.
He first debuted onto the Nashville music scene as an artist in 1996 when his band, 40 East, signed a deal with Crescent Moon Talent and began a fall tour of the southeast region. The band broke up before they could make a record. His next endeavor as an artist was with his band Papa Joe in 2001. They released their debut record, "Storybook Ending", on independent record label Stonewall Records.
In 2002, Warren made his staff writer debut when he signed a publishing deal with House of Fame in Muscle Shoals, AL. Matt's first cut was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan. It was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show when Gary was her guest. In 2009 he won an ASCAP award for the top 10 hit "Learning How to Bend". In 2013 he received an ASCAP award for the #1 smash “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", which was also nominated for the 2014 ACM song of the year. He has also had songs recorded by Darius Rucker, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Andy Frasco & the UN, Bucky Covington, Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale & Pittsburgh blue collar rock legend Joe Grushecky. “Love Let It Do What It Do” by Robert Randolph & the Family Band featuring Darius Rucker was a 2018 Grammy nominated record for blues record of the year. Matt currently has 4 songs on the new Gary Allan record “Ruthless” that drops on June 25, 2021.
As an artist, Warren continued to work on his own artistry and put out his record, "Self- titled", in the spring of 2014 on independent record label United We Jam Records. "Self-titled" was produced by Grammy, CMA & ACM multi-award winning musician and artist Tom Bukovac. The band featured Steve Gorman on drums (The Black Crowes, Trigger Hippy), Audley Freed on guitar (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow), Tom Bukovac on guitar, slide guitar & keys (John Fogerty, Trigger Hippy), Michael Rhodes on bass (Ray Charles, Willie Nelson), John Lancaster on piano, Rhodes & Nord (Gary Allan, Will Hoge), Johnny Neel on Hammond B-3 & piano (Allman Brothers, Blue Floyd), Nick Buda on drums (Col. Bruce Hampton & The Code Talkers, Hank Williams Jr.), Jedd Hughes on guitar & beer (Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris) and Pat McLaughlin on guitar (Johnny Cash, The Subdudes). It also includes vocalists Hillary Lindsey, Sarah Buxton, Pat McLaughlin, Carey Ott and Bonnie Bishop on back-up vocals. "Self-titled" is out now & on all listening platforms.
In the spring of 2017, Warren did a small tour as a vocalist with Robert Robert & the Family Band.
Currently he is working on new music with his new band Goodfoot. Look for new material in 2022 and beyond!