Mat Kearney releases 3rd album – Young Love #review

Do you know who Mat Kearney is? I had no idea who he was until my Jazzercise instructor mentioned the song we were rockin’ out to was by him. “Hey Mama” is such a fun song with a great beat so when I had the opportunity to review Mat Kearney’s Young Love album, released in early August, I took it! I wasn’t sure if I would like the rest of the album, you never know if all of the songs will have the same feel as an artist’s popular single does. While it isn’t something I expected to like all that much, I have to say that I’ve listened to the CD several times now.

The music seems to mostly stay within the same mellow tempo to me and it’s nice to listen to it straight through without any crazy change in the style or beat. And the beat is just the right kind to get your body moving, even if it is just your toe tapping along under the edge of your desk. I think it makes a great background noise for blogging ;). “Hey Mama” remains my favorite Mat Kearney song so far, but I do really enjoy a few others on the album, especially “Learning to Love Again”. The songs do make me wish I knew all the words so I could sing along! I’m sure I’ll pick them up before too long though. What’s your favorite Mat Kearney song?

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Mat has sure been around! He’s had appearances on some of television’s best shows like 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, The Hills, Friday Night Lights, Scrubs, NCIS, and more. You may have also been lucky enough to see him on a tour with John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, or The Fray. You definitely don’t want to miss his upcoming tour that will be making stops in 40 cities in the United States and  Canada. Tickets are now on sale for these shows:

9/14 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill
9/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
9/17 Athens, GA GA Theater
9/18 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
9/20 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
9/23 Louisville, KY Headliners
9/24 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
9/25 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/27 Interlochen, MI Corson Aud
9/29 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
9/30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
10/1 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
10/2 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/4 Bloomington, IN Bluebird
10/5 St Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Oxford, MS The Lyric
10/8 Pine Mountain, GA Callaway Gardens
10/9 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
10/20 Nashville, TN Cannery
10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

10/23 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/24 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head
10/25 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
10/27 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
10/28 New York, NY Webster Hall
10/29 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
10/30 Albany, NY Northern Lights
11/1 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
11/2 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
11/4 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/5 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/6 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
11/8 Montreal, QC Petite Campus
11/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
11/11 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
11/13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/17 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/19 Madison, WI The Majestic
Whew! That’s one long tour, hope you get the chance to check it out! You can also find tons of updates on Mat Kearney’s website. Or, connect with him via Twitter @matkearney and his Facebook fan page.

If you’d like to get your own copy of “Young Love”, it’s available on for only $4.99 right now! That’s a great price!

album review copy received from One2One Network to facilitate review.

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    “Young Love” is actually Mat’s fourth studio album – “Bullet”, “Nothing Left to Lose” and “City of Black & White”, plus a live album, “Live at the Fillmore.”

    Having been a fan since “Bullet”, I would say that “Young Love” is his best offering to date. I had the opportunity to see him at the Cleveland House of Blues on Sept. 25, and his first headlining tour definitely does not disappoint. Only wish he would have played some more old-school stuff for the long-time fans.

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