Matt Mason Wins First Season of CMTS NEXT SUPERSTAR!

After a nationwide vote, Matt Mason from Fairland, Indiana was crowned the winner of CMTS NEXT SUPERSTAR and Americas next great country star. Matt will receive a record deal with Warner Music Nashvilles Elektra imprint and will be the opening act for CMT on tour this fall, headlined by country star, Luke Bryan and sponsored by the network. The winners finale performance will also run as a music video on CMT

The hour-long grand finale featured a special performance byKristin Chenoweth (Glee and Good Christian Belles) and at the end of the celebration, host Thea Andrews revealed Americas vote and CMTS NEXT SUPERSTAR, Matt Mason.

“Its all very surreal. I’ve wanted this for so long. I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity and look forward to making the most of it. Huge thanks to everyone who voted for me,” said Matt.

President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito, said, I am thrilled to have Matt join the Warner Music Nashville family.

Another crop of singing and songwriting talent will have the chance to compete when CMTs NEXT SUPERSTAR returns in late 2011/early 2012.

Congrats, Matt! Can’t wait to hear more news on you!


Photo: CMT

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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