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Born in Texas and raised in Mississippi, Matt Hines' music reflects his life and environment. He is a new face in the industry, and his sound is anticipated to make some waves in the Country/Americana music scene. Matt credits his influences to everything from Country [Zac Brown Band, David Allen Coe, Darius Rucker, etc.] to RandB [Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass, etc.], and Rock [The Eagles, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, etc.] to Pop [Michael Jackson, Elton John, Hall and Oates, etc.].

Being the son of a preacher, Matt Hines grew up leading his church in his favorite old hymns. This influence can be seen and heard throughout his songs, especially in "Base It On a Feelin'" where he sings about his family pew. He is not afraid to tackle life's darker side, and deals with subjects such as alcoholism and temptation in "As the Crow Flies" [somewhat playfully] and death in "When Youre Gone." Whatever he writes on, Matt Hines will always remain true to himself and his fans. [+]