Featured Music in TV Shows:
"All I Need" - 3-1: Time Has Come Today of Grey's Anatomy
"All I Need" - 1-4: Diving In of Kyle XY
"All I Need" - 2-19: What About Calling All Friends... of What About Brian
"Where We Gonna Go From Here" - 7-1: My Own Worst Enemy of Scrubs
"Where We Gonna Go From Here" - 3-8: Staring at the Sun of Grey's Anatomy
"Where We Gonna Go From Here" - 1-10: Endgame of Kyle XY
"Crashing Down" - 3-3: I Am A Tree of Grey's Anatomy
"Breathe In, Breathe Out" - 4-10: Crash Into Me (2) of Grey's Anatomy
"Nothing Left to Lose" - 1-12: The Day Before of Jericho
"Nothing Left to Lose" - 1-9: The Watch of Dirty Sexy Money
"Undeniable" - 5-8: It Takes A Village of Cold Case
"Won't Back Down" - 4-3: Good News For People Who Love Bad News of One Tree Hill
An acoustic version of the song "Nothing Left To Lose" was included in a special all-star city called Serve2 which would benefit the innovative anti-hunger organization WHY.
His song "All I Need" was written based on two of his friends from New Orleans and their story during Hurricane Katrina.
Mat is a singer and a songwriter. He has been singing since 2003. He also plays guitar, piano, and harmonica.
He is a devout Christian.
Mat majored in literature at California State University Chico. He was also on the college soccer team.
Mat: I'd be lying if I said it totally came out of left field. There had been a growing passion for me to write music. I just didn't how much of my life it would take up.
Mat: I am not an evangelist. I am not a preacher. I am a musician. That is what I know how to do.
Mat: There is always something about being appreciated by your peers. Every artist wants to be appreciated by what they do.
Mat: I feel like, hopefully, I'm a good artist that's a Christian and that people will like the art. But no, I'm not scared of the "Christian" tag.
Mat: My faith is a big part of who I am but one of the things I always come back to is that, even with my music, I tend to deal with the tragedy, the pain, the reality of life and in the authentic hope and grace that you find when you really deal with the reality of life.
Mat: Hopefully some of the life and the hope and the encouragement I have experienced in my life in my own personal faith and personal day to day walk through life has found its way into my music.
Mat: My faith is a part of who I am and the music I make. But it has to exist within the world that does not necessarily believe what I believe.
Mat: My artistic goal was to write something that's one hundred percent real and true to me and to this world. I tried to touch on truths that really connect with people from every avenue of life. Ultimately, when you write from a vantage point of faith, humility and openness to the world around you, people have to respond because those same truths are instilled in them. Honestly, I don't have any agenda other than being sincere, real, and passionate about these songs and the music I make.
Mat: As my uncle always says, 'If your vibe outweighs your substance, you're destined to be a novelty.' I think that is true in all art.
Mat: (on hitting rock bottom during college) I discovered the depth of depravity, the bleakness of that lifestyle. It just wasn't working. I finally started understanding there must be more to life.
Mat: The ocean was black and incredibly strong. I think God created waves to remind you of how small you are.