From CRS To Birth of Daughter, Matt Kennon Makes Record Time

Country rocker Matt Kennon leaves Nashville in record time for the birth of his daughter after delivering his new single “You Had To Pick On Me” to country radio at CRS (Country Radio Seminar). Kennon got the call and had to drive it like he stole it five hours from Nashville to a St. Louis-area hospital delivery room.

Tisha and Matt Kennon welcome little Shaynee Matisse born at 9:24 PM on Thursday, February 23rd and weighed in at 7lbs, 2oz and 20 inches long.

Country rocker and indie success story Matt Kennon ( came to Nashville with the credo “record contract or restraining order” when he left the clubs of his native Atlanta Georgia. His grit and determination led him to top the charts with a #1 Heatseeker on the Billboard charts and a Top 20 (#19) for 2010’s self-titled Matt Kennon that included the radio hit “The Call”. The song struck a chord with listeners and spoke of a well-timed phone call that dealt with Kennon’s personal experiences regarding suicide and teen pregnancy and the emotionally-charged video received airplay on both GAC and CMT. “The Call” video has surpassed 3.5 million views on with online hits totaling over 6 million.

Kennon’s new single “You Had to Pick On Me” deals with the headline-making topic of bullying and currently impacting the country music radio charts.

LISTEN TO “You Had To Pick On Me” HERE



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