Matt Giraud is a singer/songwriter from
Kalamazoo, Michigan who achieved national recognition and acclaim for his
performances on the hit Fox TV show, American Idol. As a favorite of the
judges, he was the first ever recipient of the judges’ save, Matt went on to
finish 5th on Season 8 of American Idol (2008-2009).
Since then, Matt has appeared on various media
outlets and talk shows (i.e. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen
DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis & Kelly). He continues to tour all over the
world and most recently has been playing with some of the biggest symphonies in
the US. He has performed on stages such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville,
The Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix and for a crowd of over 9000 for the Taste
of Kalamazoo in Michigan.
Matt has also had major successes on iTunes by
working with seasoned songwriters and artists. He recorded a cover of the song
"You Don't Know Me" with Anna Wilson, which can be found on her album titled
Countrypolitan Duets. The song went on to be #1 on the iTunes Jazz
chart in 2010. He also recorded the song “Thank You” with Jim Brickman in 2010,
which reached #16 on the Hot AC charts.
Matt continues to perform and write new music
and has recently moved to Nashville, TN to further pursue that aspect of his
career. He plans to release a new full-length album in 2014 and released an EP
called "Live at River City" on December 17, 2013. Purchase here!