Back to the Country is the second single from South Australian country artist Matt Ward’s debut album, Heartland.
Recorded at Love Hz studios with Golden Guitar winning producer Matt Fell, Back to the Country delivers the feel of a country-rock classic via the story of three Australian friends tied up in unsatisfactory jobs wanting to return to their roots working on the land.
With spirited drive, rolling lyrics and brilliant musicianship from some of Australia’s most prominent country musicians, the track shows Matt’s songwriting versatility and his development as a genuine artist who can cross between Australian country and Americana styles.
Matt’s spent many years working across regional and outback South Australia where he developed an intimate knowledge of the land and its people. Time on the road, his connection to the country, emotions experienced along the way—it is the lifeblood of country music, and Matt has it in spades.