Matt's forthcoming release, Heatwave, captures an era in music inspired by the rock heroes of the 80s; Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, Don Henley, Bryan Adams, etc. Matt has set out to pay homage to the musicians he grew up listening to by creating Heatwave, a collection of songs boasting crisp drum beats and jangly guitar solos, along with the characteristically smooth vocals that fans have come to expect of Wertz. Originally from Liberty, MO, Matt has spent the past 12 years pursuing his music career in Nashville, TN. After having released several albums on major labels including Universal Republic and Nettwerk Records, Matt is now independently releasing Heatwave on his own label, Handwritten Records. Keeping with the 80s influence Heatwave will be released as a limited cassette run with a hand thrifted Walkman players signed by Matt! The album, which is set for an release, will also be available on vinyl, CD, and at all digital retailers.