Matt Williams is a remarkable musician and songwriter that has a passion for music that cannot be explained with words alone. Williams first started his journey as a musician at a very young age. His mother bought him a drum set at only 18 months old. His passion for percussion led him to become one of the top marching snare drummers in high school. Additionally, he spent his spare time learning piano by ear and learning to sing with his church choir. William credits his passion for music as the perfect emotional outlet to heal from the depression and PTSD that has affected him over the course of multiple deployments.
During Williams’ third and final deployment to Afghanistan, his unit was hit directly by an IED attack. Williams himself sustained injuries from the incident, and lost two close friends that day. Williams came home carrying the emotional burden of survivor’s guilt and depression. Williams credits music as his saving grace saying,
“Music saved my life in more ways than one and I believe that it can help others as well.”
Additionally, Williams chose to chronicle his life’s experiences through songwriting saying:
“I began writing the story of my life in the form of songs that I hope other people can relate to in many different ways. I want to tell the world about my life to show that I’m not ashamed of who I am and that no one is perfect”
Williams recently released his debut EP “Back to Me” on July 4th, 2018. Also, Williams boasts an incredible following of over 300,000 followers on his artist page on Facebook. Below is a recent cover of Jason Aldean’s Any Ol’ Barstool.