Matt Newton recently recorded a new Winter/Holiday song. Catch A Snowflake written and produced by Nashville hit songwriter, Thornton Cline, was released for worldwide promotion recently by Musik and Film’s Radio Promotions and climbed the charts rapidly.
“Wanted to let you know because of your efforts, “Catch a Snowflake” is at no. 16 on the DRT National Adult Contemporary Charts and at no. 18 on the Rock charts. A big thanks to you!”… Thornton Cline
Stephen Wrench, President Musik and Film Records, noted that the song is so well written, meticulously produced and along with an outstanding vocal performance by Matt, the new holiday song was bound to be a hit.
Matt Newton grew up in Washington, Indiana on thirty acres of farmland. At the age of seven his mother noticed that he had good pitch and started teaching him to sing harmony with her at the piano.
Newton has since performed all over the U.S. in various performance venues. Matt had the opportunity in 1996 to perform in Okinawa, Japan at a five star hotel. After living in Okinawa for three months, Matt decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a recording contract. He was hired at Opryland USA that fall and started performing in various shows at the nationally known theme park, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Classics. In 1998, Matt won the coveted role of portraying Phil Everly in Bye Bye Love, The Everly Brothers musical at the famed Ryman Auditorium. This gave him the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, open for the Everly Brothers and for Tim McGraw. This soon got the attention of record labels and in 1999, Matt was signed as part of a duo, but the recording contract was short lived.
After a series of setbacks following the recording contract dissolve, Matt had hit a wall with his career.
For the last thirteen years Matt has continued two personas. One as a performer and the other as a woodworker. He performs on the General Jackson Showboat five nights a week and continues to be a session singer in Nashville. His woodworking business Turning Point, has allowed him to work with some incredible clients over the years.In June of this year Matt Newton signed a recording artist contract with award winning ASCAP Nashville company, Clinetel Music known for recordings by Engelbert Humperdinck, Gloria Gaynor, Tammy Trent, Mark Chestnut, Tim Murphy, The Manhattans, Ray Peterson and Billy and Sarah Gaines.
Matt Newton has embarked on a new era with his music and now charting with Catch A Snowflake.