WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Matt Rogers is no stranger to the stage. This rising Georgia native performs in more than 200 shows each year across the country.
Prior to launching his music career a few years ago, Rogers worked in the medical field.
“I was in medical imaging doing brain and back surgeries every day and playing music every Friday and Saturday with my band in different places all over the Southeast,” Rogers said. “I had an opportunity to move to Nashville and write songs for a living, and haven’t looked back.”
Rogers has opened for some of the music industry’s hottest names including Clint Black, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, Locash, and Michael Ray.
“I’ve been fortunate in that aspect to play with some of the biggest names in country music,” he said.
Rogers’ love for music began when he was boy.
“County music guys seem to be all the same, you start playing at a young age like I did and you start playing in the church some,” he said.
Rogers received music scholarships and was a student at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC.
“I started writing songs in college and playing in bars for chicken wings and a pitcher of beer,” he said.
He encourages other musicians who have a passion for singing or songwriting to follow their dream.
“I left something I liked for something I love and you gotta follow your heart,” he said.
During his appearance on WWAY’s Good Morning Carolina, he performed his recently released single titled “Peaches and Pecans” which pays homage to his home state of Georgia.
He has two other performances scheduled in NC towns this weekend including Washington and Wallace.