Matt Stell ‘At a Loss For Words’ Over Chart-Topping Success of ‘Everywhere But On’

This marks Stell’s second consecutive No.1 single.


Lauren Jo Black

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November 2, 2020


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Matt Stell; Photo by Dustin Haney

Matt Stell’s “Everywhere But On” claims the top spot on both the Country Aircheck/Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts this week, marking Stell’s second consecutive No. 1 single.

The breakup anthem follows the chart-topping success of his platinum-selling debut, “Prayed For You.” With this accomplishment, Stell is only the seventh new artist to achieve that feat in the last five years.

The singer/songwriter says he is blown away by the success of the song.

“It is tough for me to be at a loss for words, but I am,” Stell admits. “As a songwriter, to experience this twice in a row is just the best feeling. There is a lot of me in this song and that makes this extra special. I am so grateful to country radio and all of the hard-working people on my team!”

Co-written by Stell, Paul Sikes and Lance Miller, “Everywhere But On” finds Stell singing about the aftermath of a breakup, admitting that he’s having a hard time getting over his ex.

“I’ve been from Savannah to Long Beach/ Trying to keep your memory out of reach/ But there you were in the Delta nights/ The Santa Fe sun, the Colorado sky/ I could add another push pin to the map/ But that don’t stop me from missing you and looking back/ Guess there’s just one place I haven’t gone/ I’ve moved everywhere but on,” he sings on the chorus.

“Everywhere But On” is featured on Stell’s new EP, Better Than That, which is available to stream and purchase now.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.