Moseying around River North a few weeks back, I stumbled into my favorite country bar Bub City to say hello to some friends and throw a few back. On stage was a man named Matt Stell. I'll be honest, I knew nothing about the guy but all the staff said he puts on an incredible show and is someone I might be interested in watching. It took all of one song for me to be like "this dude has something." He had the crowd into it, singing all the classics but in a way you hadn't quite heard them before (a mark of a true artist), and was extremely entertaining to watch. He launched into an awesome rendition of "Strawberry Wine" that I absolutely had to stay till end for. I thought "that guy was really good" but had to start making my way back home to let out the puppy.
Low and behold a few weeks later, our fearless leader Lance Houston sent an email out saying we will be adding Matt Stell's song to our rotation and I was ecstatic. Small world. Huge things are in store for Matt. The song has gotten an insane amount of streams and the video below is sitting at more than 2 MILLION views on Youtube. Keep an eye on this guy. Matt Stell - "Prayed For You" is below. Learn it, love it, and be prepared to sing it at the top of your lungs when he rolls through Chicago again. @Traceahamilton