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New Artist: Matt Dunn

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Sometimes you have to travel the world to find your way home.  Such is the case for Matt Dunn.

The 28-year-old grew up in a military family that had him crisscrossing the country.  His stops included Hawaii, Virginia, Michigan, Indiana and California.  When it came for his own time in the service, a stint in the Army took him overseas to Iraq.

Music was part of his life in the Middle East and when he came home, it became his career calling .  His passion for music brought him to Texas, where he’s honing his craft in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.

In our interview with the up-and-coming artist, we found out the unique way he joined Jack Ingram, the inspiration he took from a technology titan and one of the best answers ever for who he would like to tour with.

While in Iraq did you have your guitar with you and, if so, did you keep everyone entertained?

Jack Ingram Getting “Grounded” For The Kids

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Jack Ingram is donating his time and talent to help the next generation of music makers.  We’re not necessarily talking about the next wave of music stars, but simply giving kids the opportunity to be involved with music.

On February 15, Ingram will be headlining the “Grounded In Music” benefit concert in Austin, Texas.  The acoustic show, along with an accompanying silent auction, will raise funds to help provide music lessons and instruments for underserved kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Austin.  Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll will also be performing at the event, which will be held in Austin’s Gibson Guitar showroom.

We’re still waiting for Jack to announce a new string of tour dates. but in the meantime two of his songs are making special appearances.   His previously unreleased “Miss You” is featured on the new Hearts Across Texas compilation album.  Plus, his version of Waylon Jennings’ “Bob Wills is Still the King” is on The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, Vol. II.  Both albums are available now.