Matt Williams is an independent artist from Stillwater, OK. Matt was born and raised in Ponca City, OK, then moved to Stillwater in 2018 to pursue music in a town that was known for it. After playing acoustic gigs in Oklahoma and surrounding states for around 3 years, he formed a band in early 2021 and hit the road. The band is rounded out with Clayton Peliti on drums, Ian Smith on bass, & Matt's brother Mason Williams handling lead guitar duties while also serving as a main songwriter and singing background vocals. He released his first single "The Devil" on Halloween 2020, followed by two more singles ("Mountain" & "$42"), before releasing his debut full-length project in July of 2021, titled "Wasteland". Matt and the band strive to put on an entertaining live show, pulling influence from red-dirt, rock, and metal. Putting an emphasis on genuine songwriting, Matt hopes his listeners connect with the lyrics on the same level that he does.
After releasing 5 new songs throughout 2022, there are no plans to slow down in 2023. With a focus on more shows and more new music this year, Matt and the guys are hitting the ground running and looking to make a name for themselves in the ever-evolving Texas/Red-Dirt scene.
"I haven't been doing this radio thing forever, but I've been around the block a time or two. You don't sleep on talent, especially when guys like Matt Williams come across your radio dial." - Bryson Culwell, Red River Radio Show
"With the boom of straight up rock ‘n’ roll in the ever-evolving Texas/Oklahoma scene, you start to see who can pull it off and who can’t. Matt Williams can." - Sam Burgh, Raised Rowdy
"Williams refers to himself as a Red Dirt artist, but “Always Be Around” screams “late-90s Southern emo” to me, with its Hoobastank-worthy harmonies and tasty hooks." - Rachel Cholst, Adobe & Teardrops