Matt Williams Debuts New Music on Homegrown Happy Hour

July 9, 2019

Matt Williams is rising quickly within the country music scene, but before he began pursuing music full time, he had a very different career.

Born and raised in Alabama, Williams served eight-and-a-half years in Iraq/Afganistan as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army. He was wounded by an IED during his last tour, and awarded a Purple Heart, among other accolades.

Upon returning home in 2010, Williams struggled with PTSD and turned to his first love, music, to help him through the battle.

Nearly a decade later and a move to Grand Haven, the 33-year-old singer/songwriter has seen a lot of success within the industry, and is only just getting started. In fact, Williams credits his time in the Army with providing him with the discipline and drive to make it as a full-time musician.

Williams recently released his new album, Rain Down Sunshineon the Fourth of July, and is planning to promote his latest set of songs through a series upcoming shows. He's also planning a temporary move to Nashville to commit to even more writing and performing over the next seven months.

He stopped by the MusicTown Detroit studios on Tuesday, July 9 for a special live performance and interview on Homegrown Happy Hour with Frank Williams Jr., where he performed "The Deep End," "Wanna Be a Star" and "Memory That Won’t Let Go."

Watch the full episode below, and head to Matt Williams's website for more information on his music and his upcoming tour dates.