Raised on the outskirts of Dallas, close enough to see the city lights reflected in the sky at night, but seemingly a world away, Matt Caldwell’s childhood was typical for someone in a small Texas town.
Growing up in Nevada, TX (pop. 854), Matt started singing in church at an early age, but by high school, as happens with many young men in small-town Texas, sports became the focus of his after-school interests. He played baseball, basketball and was the starting quarterback of the football team. But by his senior year, music was creeping back into his life. Matt gave up sports to front a band called “Texas’ Most Wanted”. They played in the little dive bars in town and the surrounding areas and eventually made their way to the larger clubs and festivals.
After a few years on the road, Matt knew writing songs and playing music was what he wanted to do with his life, it was his passion, it was in his blood.