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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.

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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