Matt Mason is the second contestant (Nicole Jamrose) from this year's group who hails from Indiana -- Fairland, Indiana, to be exact. Matt got his start on the mic at age 12 and remembers the first album he ever bought as being by Johnny Cash. Like the Man in Black, Matt also plays guitar.
Matt has found the right avenue in Nashville Star to pursue his dream of making it as a country artist. His dream duet would've been to share the stage with Waylon Jennings, but Merle Haggard is a close second. Honest and dependable is how Matt describes himself, something that surely makes his hero, grandpa Wallace, very proud.
Fun Facts on Matt Mason:
What is your favorite TV show? Movie? Book?
TV show: The Cosby Show
Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Book: Cash: The Autobiography
What is your favorite food? ice cream flavor?
Food: Fried chicken. Ice cream: Cookies 'n cream.
What are your hobbies outside of music?
Hunting & Fishing
What is the worst job you've ever had?
Loader at a major shipping company.
What is your favorite video or board game?
SOCOM Navy Seals