Today, multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer Mat Kearney has announced that he will be releasing his new, self-titled album on May 17th via Middle Kid Records. It is his first album since 2021’s January Flower.

Mat Kearney was produced by Kearney himself, with additional production coming from Micah Tawkls (Hayley Williams, Liza Anne, COIN) and Marc Scibilia (Breland, Robin Schultz, Teddy Swims). Along with the album news, he has released the captivating and buoyant new single “Palisades.”


Produced by Kearney and Tawkls and featuring The Brook and the Bluff as his backing band, Kearney had this to share about the song, “Someone once told me as a young musician ‘enjoy it now cause you can only start a journey once.’ I look back at some pinnacle moments and realize they were lost on me at the time. That feeling of leaving home and being in the middle of a highlight reel, is what ‘Palisades’ sounds like to me where the journey is the destination.”

Listen to “Palisades” below and pre-order Mat Kearney here.

“Palisades” is the third single to be released ahead of his self-titled new studio album, following “Headlights Home” – which was released in January accompanied by an official music video – watch here – and “Good Thing Going On” released in February with an official visualizer, watch here.

Written and recorded over the past couple of years with the help of some talented friends, Kearney counts this new album as one of his most personal releases and sees it as a reflection of his two-decade long career.

“It’s time I let you in on the secret of what I’ve been working on for the last 2 years. My self-titled ‘Mat Kearney’ record is coming out May 17th. I got a text from my long-time band member Phil Moore saying, ‘this record feels the most like the guy I’ve been hanging out with for the last 10 years.’ I think that sums it up. I wanted to make something honest, warm, raw, that felt like a big hug, the soundtrack for a drive into mountains, and beach hang with friends. I spread my wings and took on more of the production. Some songs I did start to finish alone. I also collaborated in ways I haven’t before. My favorite Nashville band The Brook and The Bluff played on a handful of songs. It was the first time I felt like I was in a band. I tried to keep it simple. Real instruments and honest performances, like how I started out. I keep playing this record in my car which isn’t normal for me once I complete a project. I hope that’s a good sign and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Love, Mat”

Additionally, Kearney has announced a massive headlining tour of the U.S. this summer/fall. Those dates can be found below, as well as the album artwork and track-listing.


Mat Kearney self titled artwork


  1. Headlights Home
  2. Palisades
  3. Real One
  4. Good Thing Going On
  5. Sumac
  6. Drowning In Nostalgia
  7. My Two Hands
  8. Watch Me Go
  9. Easy
  10. Dandelion
  11. Old Flame
  12. Daydream

Tour dates:

6/13 – Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
6/14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
6/15 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6/17 – Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
6/18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
6/21 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma
6/22 – Bozeman, MT – The Elm
6/24 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
6/25 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
6/27 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
6/28 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place

9/10 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
9/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
9/13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theatre
9/14 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
9/16 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
9/17 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
9/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman
9/20 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival
9/21 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
9/23 – Raleigh, NC – Carolina Theater
9/24 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theater
9/26 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
9/27 – Glenside, PA – Keswick
9/28 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
9/30 – Albany, NY – The Egg
10/1 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/2 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live

11/7 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater
11/8 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
11/9 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
11/11 – Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
11/12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
11/15 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
11/16 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
11/19 – Menlo Park, CA – Guild Theater
11/20 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre