Matt Kennon (album)

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Matt Kennon
Studio album by Matt Kennon
Released May 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
Genre Country
Label BamaJam/Stroudavarious
Producer Matt Kennon
Chip Martin
Aaron Scherz
Brian Kolb
Julian King
James Stroud
Matt Kennon chronology
Matt Kennon

Matt Kennon is the self-titled debut album of American country music singer Matt Kennon. It was released on May 11, 2010 (see 2010 in country music) via BamaJam Records. The album's first single release is "The Call," which was released in November 2009 and peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.[1] "You Can Still Wear White" and "Too Loud" were also released as singles, though both failed to chart.

Country Weekly reviewer Jessica Phillips gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that Kennon showed a "rocker-with-a-cause image" and had a "distinctive voice," but thought that Kennon's singing "overwhelm[ed]" the song "Then There Was You."[2] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave it a five-star rating, comparing it to Jeffrey Steele's solo albums in sound, also praising Kennon's "gritty vocals" and the songwriting.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drive It Like You Stole It" (Jami Grooms, Garrett Parris) – 3:09
  2. "The Man I Used to Be" (Matt Kennon, Rob Crosby) – 3:47
  3. "The Call" (Kennon, Noah Gordon, Jeremy Campbell) – 3:57
  4. "Mama Raised the Hell Outta Me" (Kennon, Dan Murph, Brian White) – 3:10
  5. "If I Was Any Kind of Man" (Kennon, Aaron Scherz) – 3:52
  6. "Ride with Me" (Kennon, Jan Linville, Chip Martin) - 3:27
  7. "Some People Piss Me Off" (Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Yeary) – 4:04
  8. "Too Loud" (Kennon, Billy Crain, Adam Wheeler) – 3:28
  9. "Then There Was You" (Kennon, Crosby) – 3:21
  10. "You Can Still Wear White" (Kennon, Scherz) – 3:03
  11. "Cry Like Memphis" (Gary Duffey, Ron Wallace) – 4:28
  12. "That's Love" (Lonnie Williams, Dave Brainard, Kenny Roister) – 3:42

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 19
U.S. Billboard 200 116
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 24


  1. ^ "Matt Kennon: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Phillips, Jessica (17 May 2010). "Reviews". Country Weekly 17 (20): 52. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (10 May 2010). "Matt Kennon review". Retrieved 11 May 2010.