On April 26th, 2019 Matt Williams released his newest single “Rain Down Sunshine” and this is one you won’t be able to help but to jump up and start dancing to this upbeat country classic. This track is full of positive lyrics and a beat that immediately puts a smile on your face. Matt Williams pulls in some help from some of the greats on this track, which include Troy Lancaster (Guitar – Dustin Lynch, Big & Rich, Craig Morgan, Luke Bryan, and more) Wayne Killius (Drums – Colt Ford, Kenny Rogers, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, and more) Lee Hendricks (Bass – Erich Church) and Robyn Robins (Producer- Original member of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band). Get ready, because Spring is here and Rain Down Sunshine is about to become your new anthem!
Matt Williams is not your typical Country Artist and he has a background that separates him from most artists in the industry right now. Matt is an Army Veteran that served 8 ½ years in Iraq/Afghanistan. During Matt’s last tour, he was wounded by an IED, where he lost two of his best friends and was awarded a Purple Heart for his sustained injuries. Matt was also awarded an Army Commendation Medal of Valor and left the Army as an E/6 Staff Sergeant. Matt Williams truly is a unique and incredible individual who has accomplished a lot in his lifetime and he continues to expand his music career.
After returning from his third and final deployment in 2010, Matt Williams discovered another battle waiting for him here at home. PTSD and depression loomed very near to Matt, as he had been wounded – and two of his best friends were killed – by an IED attack during his last tour in Afghanistan. Things only seemed to intensify when Matt’s father passed just three weeks after he had returned home from the Army. Matt desperately sought an outlet where he could direct his emotion, and he turned back to his roots: MUSIC.
“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. Music, along with God, really can save the soul, and it can influence and impact people in ways that they cannot do for themselves. Music saved my life in more ways than one and I believe that it can help others as well.” – Matt Williams