Nashville, TN USA
Matt Basford is a renowned guitarist and musician, whose passion for the guitar ignited at the tender age of 10. From the moment he strummed his first chord, it was evident that he was destined for a life filled with music.
In his early years, Matt immersed himself in the vibrant world of rock ‘n’ roll, finding his place in numerous bands and honing his skills on the six-string. His dedication and talent caught the attention of the music industry, and he eventually embarked on an extraordinary journey with his own country rock band, Yankee Grey.
Yankee Grey quickly rose to prominence after being signed by Sony, and their debut offering made an impressive mark on the music charts. Within this album, three of their singles achieved considerable success, with one reaching the coveted “top 10” spot, another landing in the “top 20,” and a third securing a respectable position in the “top 40.” Their unmistakable sound and heartfelt lyrics resonated with audiences worldwide, making them a force to be reckoned with in the country rock scene.
The band’s remarkable achievements didn’t go unnoticed, as they received a nomination for the prestigious ACM (Academy of Country Music) award in the category of Best New Group. This recognition solidified their status as rising stars within the industry, and they continued to captivate audiences with their electrifying performances.
Despite the band’s success, Matt Basford’s musical journey didn’t stop there. His exceptional skills and versatility as a guitarist caught the attention of country music legend Lee Greenwood. For the past 18 years, Matt has been an integral part of Lee Greenwood’s band, accompanying him on stage and on tours that have taken them to every corner of the globe. Their collaborations have created unforgettable musical moments, and Matt’s dynamic guitar work has added a unique flair to Lee Greenwood’s iconic sound.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the stage, Matt remains grounded and humble, consistently focused on his craft and pushing the boundaries of his musical prowess. Whether he’s shredding the guitar in front of thousands of fans or perfecting his melodies in the studio, Matt’s dedication to his instrument and his love for music shine through.
As a musician who has experienced both the exhilarating highs and the hard work that comes with a career in the music industry, Matt Basford continues to inspire aspiring musicians and remind us all of the power of passion, perseverance, and the transformative nature of music. His legacy as a gifted guitarist and performer is etched into the fabric of the music world, and his influence will continue to resonate for generations to come.