After a nationwide vote, Matt Mason from Fairland, Indiana was crowned the winner of CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR and America’s next great country star. Matt will receive a record deal with Warner Music Nashville’s Elektra imprint and will be the opening act for CMT on Tour this fall, headlined by country star, Luke Bryan and sponsored by the network. The winner’s finale performance will also run as a music video on CMT and CMT.com.
The hour-long grand finale featured a special performance by Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee” and “Good Christian Belles”) and at the end of the celebration, host Thea Andrews revealed America’s vote and CMT’S NEXT SUPERSTAR, Matt Mason.
"It’s all very surreal. I've wanted this for so long. I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity and look forward to making the most of it. Huge thanks to everyone who voted for me," said Matt.
President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito, said, “I am thrilled to have Matt join the Warner Music Nashville family.”
Another crop of singing and songwriting talent will have the chance to compete when CMT’s NEXT SUPERSTAR returns in late 2011/early 2012.