He plans to release a new full-length album in 2014 and released an EP called "Live at River City" on December 17, 2013.
Touring all over the country and internationally, I met so many of incredible fans, which makes me love what I do even more.
“No record labels had come rushing at me,” he says.
But that didn’t really bother him, he says, because he wanted to perform in front of live audiences rather than record in the studio.
Since then, Matt has appeared on various media outlets and talk shows (i.e.
Matthew Scott "Matt" Giraud (born May 11, 1985) is a singer-songwriter and musician from Kalamazoo, Michigan and the fifth place finalist of the eighth season of the reality television series American Idol. Giraud auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in Louisville, Kentucky.
He continues to tour all over the world and most recently has been playing with some of the biggest symphonies in the US.
He has performed on stages such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix and for a crowd of over 9000 for the Taste of Kalamazoo in Michigan.
It was the coolest thing I had left, but I’m a family man now,” he says. I’m happier to be back here in Kalamazoo, where everybody knows me but they’re not chasing me down for my autograph.” The rock and pop artist, who gained superstardom six years ago while competing on the TV series , has traded in the lavish lifestyle that came with that success for something more domestic.
He and his fiancée, Aleena Hamilton, who had two children when they met, are likely the parents of a newborn by now — they were expecting a baby in December.