Matt Wertz is a singer/songwriter. Originally from LaVale, MD he now calls Nashville, Tennessee, home. Wertz's interest in music started when he was young, but it was his interest in visual art that led him to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Design. It was while he was living in the dorms that his musical talents and ambitions grew.
Upon graduation, Wertz gained a considerable fan base by performing at Young Life camps, after releasing "Somedays", his first album, produced by Steve Wilson. His next two studio albums, and one EP, have all been produced by himself and Ed Cash with an exception on the EP where his best friend Dave Barnes helped produce the album. Aside from touring with such acts as Jon McLaughlin, Jason Mraz, Jamie Cullum, Gavin Degraw, Matt Nathanson and Jars of Clay, he has headlined several tours nationally in the early to mid-2000s.
Matt's songs have been featured on shows like Brothers and Sisters and Wildfire. He can also be heard in the movies Employee of the Month and My Super Ex-Girlfriend.
On September 19, 2006, Matt released his third studio album, Everything in Between. In late 2007, Wertz went back on the road with fellow singer-songwriter and friend Dave Barnes. Their aptly named tour, Two Birds/One Stone, toured around the country, ending up in their hometown of Nashville.
In December 2007, Matt signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records. Matt announced this news to the media on The Mark Zito Show, a college radio show at Syracuse University. Matt released a new record in September 2008 called Under Summer Sun.
In November 2009, Matt announced on his website that he is no longer with Universal Republic and to celebrate, he began giving away a free album that had been recorded live at the Triple Door in Seattle on May 28, 2008, entitled "If It Ain't Broke...".