Matt Stell Debuts Emotional Music Video for ‘That Ain’t Me No More’
After making his acting debut in 2020 playing 13 different characters in his “If I Was A Bar” music video,…
Matt Stell; Photo by Midtown Motion
After making his acting debut in 2020 playing 13 different characters in his “If I Was A Bar” music video, Matt Stell is further showcasing his acting chops in the cinematic music video for his latest release, “That Ain’t Me No More.”
Directed by Dustin Haney and filmed near Nashville, the clip follows Stell’s character as he navigates life after a tumultuous past. In the opening scene, his character is seen trying to secure a new job after a run-in with the law and promises he’s changed and that his life is on a more straight and narrow path. After securing the job, Stell begins to reminisce about and ex, bringing the song’s emotional lyrics to life as he comes to the realization that his ex is moving on with another man.
“It tells the story of the song in a really interesting way,” Stell says of the video. “It got me back on a job site working like I used to do before I moved to Nashville. In the video I also get my heart broken by a beautiful girl, which I know a thing or two about. I got to do some acting in this video—technically it’s only one line (actually five words) but I didn’t mess it up so that’s a win. I’m proud of this song and I’m proud of this video!”
“That Ain’t Me No More” is making its way up the country radio charts and serves as the follow up to his back-to-back No. 1 singles “Prayed For You” and “Everywhere But On.”
Co-written by HARDY, Hunter Phelps, Smith Ahnquist, Jake Mitchell and Nick Donley and co-produced by Matt with Ash Bowers, “That Ain’t Me No More” marks Stells’s first new music release since October’s Better Than That EP.
Click above to watch the just-released “That Ain’t Me No More” music video.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.