Matt Stell Shares His Song Picks In Exclusive Playlist Takeover

Matt Stell is taking over the Country Now playlist this week, sharing his personal song picks. The singer/songwriter, who just…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 19, 2020

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Matt Stell; Photo by Dustin Haney

Matt Stell is taking over the Country Now playlist this week, sharing his personal song picks.

The singer/songwriter, who just released his new Better Than That EP, hand-picked tracks from a variety of artists and genres.

“Here’s what I’ve been into lately, it’s kind of all over the place, but then again, so is my taste in music,” Stell says. “Hope y’all find a new song to put on repeat.”

Stell’s playlist includes songs from Taylor Swift, The Wood Brothers, Ashley McBryde, Lizzo, Jason Aldean and so many more.

Check out his playlist below and be sure to subscribe to listen again and again!

Matt Stell’s Better Than That EP features 8 tracks, including his Top 5 and climbing hit single, “Everywhere But On.” The EP is available to stream and download HERE.

Everywhere But On – Matt Stell
Better Than That – Matt Stell
Look At Me Now – Matt Stell
Alabaster – The Wood Brothers
Dope is Dope – Hard Working Americans
Give That Man A Road – Gillian Welch
Beautiful Stranger – Marcus King
The 1 – Taylor Swift
Gold To Glitter – Clare Dunn
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy
Red Light – David Nail
Down on My Window – Ray Fulcher
Zip City – Drive-by Truckers
Two At a Time – Evan Bartels
One Night Standards – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
Choctaw Bingo – James McMurtry
A Little Bit of Everything – Dawes
New York at Night – Old Dominion
Interstate – Randy Rogers Band
Truth Hurts – Lizzo
Colors – Black Pumas
Night Train – Jason Aldean
The Hamptons – Walker County
Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.
Love Triangle – RaeLynn
Stay Over – Jackson Michelson
Like You’ve Been There Before – Jameson Rodgers
Good Kisser – Lake Street Dive

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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.