Matt Mason Named CMT's Next Big Superstar
June 13, 2011 at 6:27 AM (PT)
On FRIDAY, JUNE 10th, MATT MASON from FAIRLAND, IN was named the winner of CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR. MATT will receive a record deal with WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE’s ELEKTRA imprint and will be the opening act for CMT ON TOUR this fall, headlined CAPITOL RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist LUKE BRYAN and sponsored by the network. The winner’s finale performance will also run as a music video on CMT and www.CMT.com.
The hour-long finale featured a special performance by actress/singer KRISTIN CHENOWETH and at the end of the show, host THEA ANDREWS revealed AMERICA’s vote and CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR, MATT MASON.
"It’s all very surreal. I've wanted this for so long. I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity and look forward to making the most of it. Huge thanks to everyone who voted for me," said MATT.
Pres./CEO of WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE, JOHN ESPOSITO, said, “I am thrilled to have MATT join the WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE family.”
CMT NEXT SUPERSTAR will return in late 2011/early 2012. Check out more information on MATT MASON at www.cmt.com.