About Matt Felts

Looking back on Matt Felts career so far, he has come a long way from St. Louis, Missouri. Over the greater part of the last two decades, Matt's artistry has grown to echo off the walls of some of Gospel Music's biggest venues, and vibrate the rafters of countless halls and churches around the world. He has recorded with legends and stars such as Jason Crabb, Vestal Goodman, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound,  Issacs, Larry Gatlin, Duane Allen, Sherman Andrus, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Richard Sterban, Darryl Worley, Ben Speer, and more. 
          Matt's career includes time as a member of some of Gospel Music's most renowned groups such as the Dixie Melody Boys, Lesters, and Perfect Heart.  His musical journey has allowed him to share the stage with the Gaither Homecoming Choir, the Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin, and more.   For several years, Matt was also a member of the weekly host group for Great American Gospel, a syndicated television show broadcast to millions around the world.
          Matt's acclaimed voice and songwriting have garnered him many blessings and honors. He has won numerous awards including Favorite Tenor in Gospel Music, multiple Favorite Group awards, and Song of the Year  honors. In 2017, Matt was nominated by the fans of Gospel Music for the Favorite Male Vocalist award and won the Sunrise Artist award in the SGN Scoops Magazine Diamond Awards. He has been honored across the nation by Senators, Governors, and Mayors. In 2011,  Mayor Francis Slay Of St. Louis, MO declared November 11 as "Matt Felts Day'" in the Gateway city. Later that year, Matt was recognized in a way far beyond the dreams of a kid growing up in the mid-west, as he was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

In the fall of 2016, Matt stepped out in a new direction, announcing the launch of a solo ministry. "I've been so blessed to sing with some incredible groups over the years but I felt God calling me to share the testimony He has given to me in a new way. This new path allows me the opportunity to share with people the  truly incredible things He has done in the life of myself and my family."
          It has been a journey far above the expectations of any artist. But for Matt, this path has been a reminder that God has a purpose and a plan for each of His children. "

Me

Matt's Testimony

What makes Matt's concerts so moving is more than just his singing. His testimony of what God has done in his life is overwhelming. Like most people, Matt's life has had it's highlights but also it's share of valleys. While singing was a dream for Matt, God allowed him to walk other paths before putting him on a stage. Matt played college and professional baseball and that journey helped draw him closer to the Lord and focus his heart on ministry.

Matt also shares the trials that his family has faced through the traumatic birth of their daughter Abigail. Her story has been told to millions around the world and continues to touch hearts today. "Going through trials it can be hard to see what God's purpose is; how He can use these moments for good. As we have faced some tough times, God has shown that He is always in control and has a plan for his children," stated Matt.

What Others are saying

"Matt has always been one of my favorite brothers in the ministry. His deep, abiding desire to lead people into a life that includes a righteous relationship with Christ is his primary goal when he brings music to a venue. Matt longs to introduce people to the Jesus of scripture therefore he studies the Word. You will not find an artists more passionate about growing the Kingdom of God."
Allison Durham Speer
Gaither Homecoming Artist


"I've known Matt for years and I've always enjoyed his warm personality. It's that warm personality that brings brilliance to his singing. You will enjoy him; I know I do!"
Ernie Haase
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound Quartet
Gaither Homecoming Artist

 

"I have known Matt for many years. I have witnessed Matt's commitment to his faith in Jesus Christ and his steadfastness when many men would have collapsed under the stress. He also honors and respects the leadership of those with who,m he is ministering. He understands pastoral leadership and submits to their guidance when given the privilege to minister in their church and/or venue. He embraces the audience and worshipers at their point of need and leads them in their pursuit to reach the heart of God. 
          Matt Felts is a beloved friend and brother in Christ. I recommend him to you without any reservations. He will be a blessing to you, your church, and/or professional organization." 

Pastor Darrell Alley 
Senior Pastor 
First Assembly of God 
Troy, Missouri

Awards, honors, and performances

Diamond Awards

2017 Male Vocalist Of The Year- Top 5

2017 Sunrise Artist of the Year- Top 5
Christian Voice Awards
2012 Favorite Tenor Nominee Top 5
2012 Favorite Group
2012 Favorite Album Nominee
2012 Favorite Song Nominee
2012 Favorite TV Show Nominee
2013 Favorite Tenor
2013 Favorite Group
2013 Favorite Song Nominee
2013 Favorite Album Nominee
2013 Favorite TV Show Nominee
2014 Favorite Album Nominee
2014 Favorite Song Nominee
2014 Favorite TV Show Nominee
2015 Song Of The Year Nominee

Singing News Awards
Horizon Group Nominee (2x)


NQC Fan Awards
2013 Favorite Tenor Nominee


AMG Awards
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 Group of the Year Nominee
2013 Album of the Year Nominee
2013 Song of the Year Nominee
2013 Spoken Word Album of the Year Nominee
2013 Video of the Year Nominee
2014 Group of the Year Nominee
2014 Spoken Word Album of the Year Nominee
2014 Retro Group of the Year Award Nominee

Absolutely Gospel Awards
2012 Video of the Year Nominee

Radio Hits
Trust Me With The Trial- # 2 Cashbox   
   

Roll Back, Red Sea - #18
The Call Is Still The Same - #5
Jesus In My Boat - #21
I've Got Family There - #10
Rhythm Of Heaven - Top 80
That Story Is Mine - #21
Praise The Lord, Hallelujah, Amen - #54
Favorite Song of All - Top 80
Master Plan - Top 80




 

Performances
Daystar Television
TBN
Gospel Music Television
Sky Angel
Fox
The National Quartet Convention Main Stage
The Singing News Fan Awards
Gaither Homecoming
SGM Fan Fair
Absolutely Gospel Fan Fair
Dollywood
Silver Dollar City
Thomas Road Baptist Church
Brumley Memorial Sing
Grand Ole Gospel Reunion
J Basil Mull Memorial Sing
Great American Gospel Television Show
Chet Atkins Society
AMG Award Show
Fall Festival Of Gospel Music at Meramec Caverns
The Dino Kartsonakis Show
The Jim Baaker Show
The Breakfast Club
Canton Palace Theatre
Balleys, Las Vegas
Paris Hotel, Las Vegas
Missouri State Fair
West Virginia State Fair
Delaware State Fair
Juliard School of Music
Honor Flight Reunion
Branson Showboat
Music City Gospel Showcase
GodSong Music Academy/ Guest Instructor


Plus countless churches, venues, festivals, fairs, and conferences around the world.

 

Honors 
Key to the city, Canton, Ohio 
"Matt Felts Day" St. Louis, Missouri Nov 11, 2011
Proclamation from mayor of St. Charles, Missouri 
Named Goodwill Ambassador of Tennessee by Governor Bill Haslam
2011 Christian Music Hall of Fame Inductee 
Missouri Music Hall of Fame Nominee 
St. Louis Walk of Fame Nominee 
Featured on the Gospel Greats with Paul Heil 
Appeared on the Singing News Cover twice 
Appeared on Christian Voice Cover twice 
Appeared on Cover of SGN Scoops 
"Married To The Music" feature in Singing News 
Proclamation from Governor of Ohio