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Matt White's 3rd Studio Album Available Now

August 7, 2013


'Love and Affection' Free Giveaway, as Seen and Heard on The Bachelorette LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/13 -- Music and romance have always gone hand in hand, and in the case of this season's hit romance-competition show The Bachelorette, that couldn't be more true. Singer, songwriter and musician Matt White traveled to Munich earlier in the season to perform his song "Love and Affection" for Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock and now fiance Chris Siegfried on one of her most romantic dates. Since then, various versions of the song have been featured throughout the season. The track has clearly been embraced by fans as well; quickly climbing the iTunes charts with every episode it was featured on, making it one of the most popular love songs of summer. To keep up with fans demands, Matt White's full album, SHIRLEY, has just been released digitally to coincide with The Bachelorette season finale. It can be purchased via iTunes here: As a thank you to fans, a special acoustic version of "Love and Affection" is being given away for free until next Monday via The ABC Music Lounge here: nload

No stranger to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series, Matt White performed multiple songs at the wedding of former Bachelorette Ashley Hebert to J.P. Rosenbaum this past December, including one of his biggest hits to date, "Love," which has sold over 930,000 copies and has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube.

Despite his success with writing love songs, both for himself as well as some other big name artists, White's new album delves a little darker at times with more provocative lyrics and even more sophisticated arrangements as displayed in his upcoming single, "Give Me What You Got." White traveled between NYC and Los Angeles to write and record the 11 tracks on SHIRLEY and is glad that people have connected with "Love and Affection" as the first track released from the album. "The song felt perfect for The Bachelorette because the lyrical content talks about two people staying together forever, which is exactly what everyone who goes on the show is looking for. When I performed in Munich, the connection between Desiree and Chris seemed pretty intense."

A melodically sophisticated songwriter and arranger, equally gifted on the guitar as he is on the piano, Matt's fanbase and network grew through his local performances. He released the successful EP The Bleecker Street Stories in '06, selling over a 100,000 copies. Matt's major label debut full length, Best Days ('07, Geffen) garnered him a #4 spot on Billboard's New Artist chart and the recognition as one of Rolling Stone magazine's "10 Artists to Watch." He followed that up with the much lauded album It's The Good Crazy and penned successful songs for other artists including Jason Derulo and Cody Simpson.

Matt's career has already generated him a solid album sales history, tours under his belt with Sting, Sheryl Crow, BB King, Billy Joel and the Counting Crows, a handful of hit singles such as "Best Days" whose accompanying video was number #1 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown for 16 weeks and "Love" which was featured in a McDonalds McRib commercial (the biggest commercial of 2011), a publishing deal that continues to earn him TV, film and advertising licensing including a major campaign with the GAP and most importantly, his own dedicated fan base. Matt is taking his major and indie label experience, and combining them with his city boy smarts, dry sense of humor and the key ingredient that has been the constant through his career: a rough around the edges, yet undeniable heart. SHIRLEY, will be for the people who may have heard him on a street corner, on their TV or Radio, at one of his live shows or for those whom are sure to be a part of the new chapter.

For more information on The Bachelorette: Be sure to tune in for love with fan favorite Juan Pablo Galavis as he stars in the 18th edition of The Bachelor returning in January of 2014 on the ABC Television Network.

About The Bachelorette: On ABC's hit primetime reality series The Bachelorette, one lucky woman is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelorette embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know 25 handsome and intelligent men, gradually narrowing the field as she continues her search for Mr. Right. At the end of her romantic voyage, if she has found Mr. Right, will there be a proposal and from whom -- and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. This season on The Bachelorette, the newest bachelorette, Desiree, 27, is an operations manager and stylist at a bridal salon, who previously charmed America's favorite Bachelor, Sean Lowe, meets 25 potential soul mates and gets another shot at love as the Bachelorette. Millions watched, stunned, as Sean sent Desiree home following the hometown dates even after she pleaded he was making a big mistake. Desiree has not given up on her dream of love and she knows with certainty that the time is right for her to risk it all again to find her one true love on The Bachelorette.

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