“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” - Vince Lombardi
I'm a traditional country singer/songwriter . My music is stark, stripped bare, the lyrics are honest. I sing about life from the perspective of the working man. My music takes you on life's journey; search for love, joy of a child's birth, the struggle of relationships, the anguish at the loss of a job, the sorrow at a loved one's passing.
I have been a Truck Driver for over 25 years. I have 5 children, 3 bio and 2 foster with my wife of 27 years, Tonya. I started a life long love of music at an early age thanks to both my Dad and my Grandpa. Together they exposed me to everything from Hank Williams to Jimi Hendrix. I started taking guitar lessons at age 11. I played in various bands with my friends. I performed with my high school's jazz band. I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. I spent a good majority of my 20's writing my own songs. At age 28, I took a 20 year hiatus from music.
I have released 4 CD's and 2 singles since the spring of 2016. My first CD titled "Stan Matthews" was released in April of 2016. My second CD, "Truck Driving Man" was released in the fall of 2017. I released my 3rd CD, "You and Me" in July of 2019. My latest CD, "The Road" was released in Dec. 2021. My music can be heard on internet radio stations worldwide. I perform locally in my home state of Massachusetts. In 2018, I was nominated for Best CD Artist in the Worcester Music Awards. In 2020, I was nominated for Best CD Artist in The Worcester Music Awards. In 2020, I'm also nominated for US Male Songwriter of the Year and US Male Emerging Artist in the International Singer Songwriters Association annual awards. In October 2020, I released my new song, "The Road". This past spring, I released 2 songs on The Aldora Britain Records Label. This summer I was awarded The International Singer Songwriter's Association Award for US Male Emerging Artist!
I perform as a solo performer and also available with a full band.