Matt Schuster makes his major label debut with the nostalgia-dipped “Tell Me Tennessee.” Now signed to Warner Nashville, the singer-songwriter, who’s snagged more than 100 million global streams, finds himself wandering back through the past. “Do you ever think of me?” he ponders. The question speaks specifically to a former relationship but also to where he currently is in life.
“I love a cinematic, nostalgic feel, especially reflecting on a relationship, so that’s very on-brand for me to have that kind of story,” he told Country Now about the song, co-written with Josh Dorr, Andy Albert, and Lalo Guzman. “A little deeper into it is, you know, like the first verse of this song talks about my last year paying my dues on Music City streets and kind of playing pieces of my heart everywhere, and just writing music and telling my story and meeting new people.”
Rollicking drums soundtrack Schuster’s vocals, honeyed and light. The song is a bittersweet high, and Schuster demonstrates a great knack for melody and tone. “If it wasn’t for you and your California dream, I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere,” he paints in bright detail. “I helped you pack, I topped your tank / I watched your Camry drive away.”
Listen to “Tell Me Tennessee” below.
Originally from Charleston, Illinois, Schuster moved to Nashville toward the end of 2022. Already, he’s showing great promise as one of today’s finest rising stars. He’s set to hop on tours helmed by Dylan Scott, Ashley Cooke, and Kameron Marlowe. Recently, he landed a cut on Bailey Zimmerman’s Religiously. The Album., proving that he is more than a vocalist but a strong songwriter, too.