Renowned singer-songwriter Tommy Karlas is set to captivate country music fans once again with his upcoming album, “What Matters To Her.” Featuring 16 tracks, this sophomore release promises to be an exceptional fusion of traditional and contemporary country, infused with a touch of James Taylor’s timeless artistry. The album was recorded at various studios across Nashville, showcasing the city’s top musicians, and is proudly sponsored by Calhoun Enterprises.
The album comes as a follow-up to Karlas’ critically acclaimed 2021 release, “Put It In Drive,” which included the standout track “Lessons.” This time, Karlas has collaborated with some of the industry’s most talented songwriters, including Clint Daniels, Dave Turnbull, Barry Zito, Mitch Rossell, Trent Willmon, Chris DuBois, Mark Nessler, Adam Ezra, and John Pierce, resulting in a collection of deeply heartfelt and relatable songs.
“What Matters To Her” boasts a unique touch, with several of its tracks having already been recorded by other artists. Notably, “Ran Into You” by Mitch Rossell & Trisha Yearwood and “Pretty Hungover,” set for release on Trey Lewis’ upcoming project this fall, are just a glimpse into the album’s exceptional quality and appeal.
Tommy Karlas, a gifted singer-songwriter, hailing from East Alton, IL, is currently signed with Sony Music Publishing/Droptine Music—a joint venture of industry veteran Jim Catino with Sony Music Publishing. Karlas’ musical journey began in Nashville in 2001, and since then, he has garnered multiple music publishing deals on Music Row, the heartbeat of the country music industry.
Throughout his career, Karlas has enjoyed immense success as a songwriter, with his works being recorded by some of the biggest names in country music, including Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Old Dominion, Warren Zeiders, Montgomery Gentry, and Trisha Yearwood, to name a few. His song “Roll With Me,” recorded by Montgomery Gentry, catapulted Karlas to new heights, becoming the fastest rising and most downloaded song of Montgomery Gentry’s career and earning him an ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year nomination. With over 100,000,000 streams as a songwriter, his undeniable talent has attracted renowned artists like Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Old Dominion, and more to share writer rooms.
Beyond songwriting, Karlas is a captivating performer, having graced countless stages across the country. Notably, he has performed under the St. Louis Arch for a staggering audience of over 100,000 people, at the legendary Ryman Auditorium, and is a regular at the prestigious Bluebird Cafe.
“Put It In Drive,” Karlas’ debut songwriter album released in October 2021, garnered tremendous success, amassing nearly two million video views and audio streams. With the momentum of his debut, Karlas is now set to release “What Matters To Her” in October 2023, a highly anticipated album that promises to be an unforgettable addition to his already impressive discography.
Prepare to be moved by the soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics as Tommy Karlas’ “What Matters To Her” is unveiled this fall. Stay tuned for more updates, tour dates, and exclusive content surrounding the release on Tommy Karlas’ official channels.