Mat Kearney released his fifth studio album "Just Kids" through Inpop/Republic/Aware Records last week. The album debuted in the Top 20 on Billboard's Top 200 and took the No. 2 spot on Billboard's Christian Chart.
"Just Kids" is the follow up album to his 2011's "Young Love" which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Known for ubiquitous anthems such as "Nothing Left to Lose", "Hey Mama", and "Ships in the Night", with over a million albums sold, his music has been featured in countless television shows and films ranging from Soul Surfer and Parenthood to The Closer, NCIS, 30 Rock, and Vampire Diaries. His 2006 major label debut Nothing Left to Lose has sold over 450,000 copies, while 2009's City of Black & White hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200. In between it all, he supported everybody from John Mayer to Keane on the road.
In conjunction with the release, Mat's recently performed his current single "Billion" on the Today show and graced the cover of CCM's March issue, available now.
"Just Kids" unfolds like a novella with page after page of anecdotes from Mat Kearney's own life. With perspicuous attention paid to details, you can almost picture each scene in your mind's eye as Kearney sings about growing up, his struggles with faith, his bouts with self-identity, his run in with God, his meeting with his future wife, and his dreams and aspirations. Just like every well-narrated story, there is a dimension to these autobiographical accounts that have bearing on those of us who care to lean in to listen. Many of the issues that Kearney sings about on this record will not only strike a chord that resonates with us, but they also have a pedagogical function in teaching us from truths milled through the wheels of life refined by the very Word of God.
Read our review of "Just Kids:" http://www.hallels.com/articles/12511/20150216/mat-kearney-just-kids-album-review.htm#ixzz3Tala4CSp