Matt VanFossen grew up in a small northern West Virginia panhandle town with one dream in mind — to become an entertaining country music artist like his idol Reba McEntire. At a young age, VanFossen would belt songs in the living room while singing radio hits of the 1990s. It wasn't until high school where VanFossen learned he could actually sing.
After high school, Matt would continue to dream about the day he could perform for thousands of music enthusiasts. Life took him away from the Ohio Valley for a short period of time after graduating only to return with a fire inside to achieve his dream. In 2009, VanFossen entered the recording studio with original music for the first time. His first album would garner minimal success until the release of “Time Ain’t What It Used To Be.” This anthem made its way to radio and landed at number 76 on Wheeling, WV’s WOVK year end countdown and landing him as the second most played local artist of the year.
“I Didn’t Come Here To Lose” was released in early 2012 garnering rave reviews and began taking his career into the limelight. “Almost Stopped Dreaming” and “This Time Around” singles marked the very first time he broke into the Mediabase country charts landing just inside the top 100. That success catapulted his career and VanFossen was invited to join the main stage lineup for “Jamboree in the Hills” in 2013. Matt has since had the opportunity to share the stage and open for many national touring artists including Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, David Nail, Neal McCoy and more.
For more information on Mat VanFossen, visit his website at www.mattvanfossen.com