Live from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, host Dianemarie (DM) Collins interviews Matt Farris. With some great award consideration for best new song plus hitting the Billboard Charts, Matt Farris is a superstar on the rise. This video features a live performance of Farris’ song ‘Tradition.’ The DM Zone is produced by HD Broadcast AZ and is filmed in 1080i in the Scottsdale studio and on location at venues around the world.
In late 2011, Matt Farris came to the attention of Skytone Entertainment owner and veteran producer Frank Green. His first single, Redneck Radio, saw placement in both the Billboard Indicator (peak #56) and Music Row (peak #) charts, as well as holding a position at #1 on the Indie World Country chart four weeks in a row. His current single, Resident Redneck, continues to ascend and was recently nominated for industry trade New Music Weekly’s New Music Country Single of the Year Award. Radio and industry trades aren’t the only ones that have taken notice – on February 1st, the cast of Country Music Television’s (CMT) My Big Redneck Family sported Matt Farris shirts on an all ¬new episode.
Farris continues to play live as much as possible, sharing the stage with Darryl Worley, Trent Tomlinson, Adam Gregory, Keith Anderson and Colt Ford. This summer he opened for Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr, Joe Diffie, and Gord Bamford on the main stage at Country Thunder in Florence, Arizona. Despite a full schedule,
Farris still finds time to give back, supporting both the Make a Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society – focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness. After losing friend Denise to the disease, he started Denise’s Day – an annual benefit in his hometown which can be seen at www.denisesday.org
“Giving back is extremely important to me. I love everything about what I do. But, more than anything, I love that it allows me a platform to better help those that need it. My music gives others a voice… I love my job.”