Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is set to release his new album, City of Black & White, on May 19 on Inpop/Aware/Columbia Records. Following the success of his major label debut, Nothing Left To Lose, Kearney has returned with an evolved sound and a world of new experiences. After spending five years traveling the country establishing himself as a new artist, Mat dug his roots into his new hometown of Nashville, TN, allowing the songs on City of Black & White to evolve from various places and sources. He opened up the writing process to friends and to the community of musicians in Nashville, and crafted songs such as “Fire and Rain,” “Here We Go,” and the album's lead single, “Closer To Love.”
Kearney sprung onto the music scene in October 2004 with Bullet, his first national release and label debut on Inpop Records. Bullet spawned the hit song "Undeniable," which broke radio records on the Christian CHR chart. The record also won him a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. In 2005, Kearney and Inpop Records inked a general market partnership with Aware/Columbia Records. His sophomore album, Nothing Left To Lose, featuring the hit singles "Breathe In, Breathe Out," "Undeniable" and the title track, was released in April 2006 and has scanned nearly 400,000 copies to date. Songs from the album have received prominent licensing placements on popular shows including Grey's Anatomy, Bones and Friday Night Lights. Kearney has toured with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, The Fray, Jason Mraz and will head out on tour later this year with Keane.
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