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Matt Felts new album, Based On A True Story, is available now. The breakout album features 11 incredible songs that gives a glimpse into the heart of one of Gospel Music's top artists. The album also features an all-star list of guests including Larry Gatlin, Darryl Worley, Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys, Goodman Revival, Joseph Habedank, Mike Rogers, Kenna Turner West, and baseball legend Don Mattingly. The album goes deeper than just the average recording by telling the story of Matt's daughter and her inspiring journey. This is sure to be one of your favorite recording. Order yours today.

Carman Adds Matt Felts To Ministry Team 

Nashville, TN (January 1, 2019) Christian Music icon, Carman, has announced the addition of Matt Felts to his ministry team for his 2019 Legacy Tour. A long-time fixture in the Southern Gospel industry, Felts will be joining Carman on the road as his road manager and will also be active with his publicity team. Prior to joining Carman, Matt was the general manager of Butler Music Group as well as having spent nearly two decades singing with legendary groups such as the Dixie Melody Boys, Lesters, Perfect Heart and others. Matt is also an award-winning soloist.  

Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2018, Carman is one of Christian Music’s biggest stars. With over 10 million albums sold, 15 Gold & Platinum records and videos, and record setting concerts at stadiums and arenas, Carman is back on the road blessing crowds.  

“I am overwhelmed at the opportunity to join Carman’s team. His ministry has impacted my life since I was a young teenager. I went to many of his concerts through the years, so it is surreal to be working with him. His music crosses all boundaries and genres. This year is going to be incredible,” stated Matt Felts. Matt will continue to travel as a soloist when not on the road as part of Carman’s team.  

Felts is widely known as one of Christian Music’s top business minds having worked with artists such as the Oak Ridge Boys, Booth Brothers, Larry Gatlin, Ivan Parker, Three Bridges, Williamsons and many others. “Carman asked me who I thought was best for this position on His team. I said only one person if he is available and that’s Matt Felts. I contacted Matt and offered him the position. Matt said Yes! Matt is one of the most multi-talented people I know. Carman & I are excited about having Matt a part of Carman’s team,” stated Ron Blackwood, Carman’s booking agent. 

Carman’s Legacy Tour kicks off January 24th. For more information on tour dates and locations, go to  For info on scheduling CARMAN contact Ron Blackwood at 254-773-8466.

Baseball Hall Of Fame Adds Matt Felts Into Pernmmant Collection 

Nashville, TN (November 19, 2018) In 2017, Matt Felts released his debut solo project, Based on A True Story, that included an all-star cast of guest artists including Joseph Habedank, Larry Gatlin, Goodman Revival, Richard Sterban, Darryl Worley and others. Featured on the project was “The First Baseball Game” with a very special guest, baseball legend Don Mattingly. The project also included a special edition baseball card featuring Don Mattingly and Matt Felts. Mattingly played for the New York Yankees and is currently the manager of the Miami Marlins. 

               Recently, Matt Felts was asked to donate a copy of his project, Based on A True Story, to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The CD will be added to the Hall’s permanent collection and will be used in their displays. “To have my music included in the Baseball Hall of Fame is an unbelievable blessing. As a baseball player and huge fan, just to know you are connected to the hall, even in a small way, is such an unexpected honor,” stated Matt Felts. This marks the first time the Baseball Hall of Fame has included a Southern Gospel album into their collection. 

               “I want to thank Don Mattingly and the Miami Marlins again for making this dream a reality. They went out of their way to be part of this project and I truly appreciate it,” stated Felts. 

               Felts recently announced a return to the road in a full-time capacity. His 2019 schedule includes events from coast to coast. “I am looking forward to seeing friends I have made through the years,” Felts added. Select dates are still available. To stay connected with Matt Felts, go to or follow him on Facebook.

Matt Felts Announces Return To Full Time Touring 

Nashville, TN (October 19, 2018) Recently, Matt Felts announced that he will be returning to the road in a full time solo ministry. For the last three years he has served as the general manager of Butler Music Group. Fans of Gospel Music will know Matt from his years with legendary groups such as the Dixie Melody Boys, Lesters and Perfect Heart.

"I am excited to get back on the road and connect with friends and churches I have made over the years. The last three years have been a tremendous blessing on many levels but music ministry is where my heart will always be," stated Matt Felts. In his Facebook announcement, Felts stated that his new ministry will include his family and their powerful testimony. "Having them join me on the road is so special. God has done some incredible things in our lives and it's time we share that. Many fans of Southern Gospel have followed Abby's journey and this new path allows her to connect with them and share the story from her view. It's truly life changing," Matt added.

Matt is currently scheduling for 2019. He is also currently nominated for the 2018 Diamond Awards.  If you would like to contact Matt about coming to your church or event, go to or email at 

Matt Felts Nominated For Three Diamond Awards 

SGN Scoops Magazine recently announced their Top 10 nominees for the 2018 Diamond Awards. Breakout soloist Matt Felts was honored with nominations in three categories. The first nomination came in the Favorite Male Vocalist category marking Matt Felts second year up for that award. Last year he advanced to the Top 5. He is also nominated for Sunrise Song of the Year for "Trust Me With The Trial" and for Video of the Year for "The First Baseball Game."

"I am truly honored by the nominations. I love what SGN Scoops does for Gospel Music and it's special to be included with the other great artists that have been nominated," stated Matt. In the 2017 Diamond Awards, Felts won the Sunrise Artist of the Year award.

Matt's current single, "The First Baseball Game" is on radio nationwide. The song features a guest vocal by baseball legend Don Mattingly.

Smacker Bats Release Matt Felts Signature Series 

Nashville, TN (September 21, 2017) Arizona based baseball bat company, Smacker Bats has recently partnered with Southern Gospel artist Matt Felts to release a very special edition bat. The company known for their professional and amateur series hand-crafted bats is now offering a “Matt Felts Signature Series” baseball bat. The bat has Matt Felts signature and logo on the barrel of the bat. 

As many fans of Gospel music may know, Matt played college and professional baseball. “Baseball and music have always been a big part of my life. My new solo ministry has allowed me to get back on the field. I am very excited to be partnering with Smacker Bats,” stated Matt Felts. Besides his solo ministry and his duties as General Manager of Butler Music Group, Matt continues to play ball in a vintage baseball league that travels the country. “We are thrilled to partner with Matt Felts on the release of these bats. Matt has long used Smacker Bats on the field, with the release of his new album we wanted to be a part of what he was doing,” added Brian Carter, Smacker Bats. 

Matt Felts new solo album, Based On A True Story, includes a unique song entitled, “The First Baseball Game” that features baseball legend Don Mattingly. “It’s an honor to have the baseball community support Gospel music,” added Matt. The album was co-sponsored by the Nashville Sounds, the minor league affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Recently, Matt was contacted by ESPN and the Dan Patrick Show about being a guest in the future. Stay tuned for more details. 
The Smacker Bats “Matt Felts Signature Series” bats are available at Matt Felts has already started collecting hits on the radio as a soloist and he looks to keep adding them on the field with his partnership with Smacker Bats. To get more information, go to

Matt Felts Featured On Gospel Greats 

The Gospel Greats recently featured Matt Felt's new album on their nationally syndicated show. The spotlight included an interview with Matt as he talked about his latest project,Trust Me With The Trial. "It's always such an honor to be featured on the Gospel Greats with Paul Heil. I have listened to this show for years and to be included on it is surreal," stated Matt. The show aired the weekend of July 29th.

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