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Mat Kearney brings unique musical style to concert

Rising star Mat Kearney (pronounced CAR-knee) comes to Austin Peay State University in concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in the Memorial Health Building (Red Barn).

Part of Homecoming week activities, the concert will offer intimate festival-style seating.

For non-students, tickets to the Kearney concert go on sale today at $10 each with a maximum of five tickets per person.
Rising star Mat Kearney (pronounced CAR-knee) comes to Austin Peay State University in concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in the Memorial Health Building (Red Barn).

Part of Homecoming week activities, the concert will offer intimate festival-style seating.

For non-students, tickets to the Kearney concert go on sale today at $10 each with a maximum of five tickets per person.

Student ticketsfree with a valid APSU I.D.are available at the Morgan University Center Information Desk, beginning Aug. 28. Each student must show both a ticket and APSU I.D. at the door prior to the concert.

Kearney's album “Nothing Left to Lose,” including the hit single, “Undeniable,” is about how the echoes of your past can guide you through what lies ahead. On the title track, Kearney retraces the long road that brought him from his hometown in Eugene, Ore., to Nashville.

Recorded in Nashville and released through Aware/Columbia Records, “Nothing Left to Lose” features 12 tracks of music. The album's diversity reflects Kearney's emotional and musical range as it moves fluently from the poetic meditations of folk to the openness of pop to acoustic moments backed by hip-hop rhythms.

In an interview with Christian Music Today, Kearney said, “Hopefully, there is a depth and intimacy of songwriting that goes beyond the novelty of a funky guy with an acoustic guitar. When I set out to write, I want to write something that will rip your heart out and connect with you. Great songs connect beyond genre and style.”

For more on Mat Kearney, visit www.matkearney.com. For more information on the APSU concert, go to www.apsu.edu/sll or contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership by telephone at (931) 221-7431. -- Dennie B. Burke