Matt Rollings

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Matt Rollings
Matt on tour with Mark Knopfler at O2 World, Berlin in 2010
Matt on tour with Mark Knopfler
at O2 World, Berlin in 2010
Background information
OriginBridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
GenresJazz, country, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
Years active1986–present

Matt Rollings is a Grammy Award-winning American composer, keyboard player and record producer.

Known mainly for playing in Lyle Lovett's Large Band, Rollings has worked with many artists, not all country. Rollings won the 'Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album' Grammy Award in 2016 for producing the Willie Nelson studio album Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin.[1] Other artists he has worked with include Billy Joel, Peter Wolf, Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Larry Carlton, Johnny Cash, Kathy Mattea, Mark Knopfler, Queensrÿche, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, Mark Schultz, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Martin Taylor, Richie Sambora, Blues Traveler, and Johnny Hallyday.

Rollings released the jazz album Balconies in 1990 on MCA Masters, featuring John Pattituci and Carlos Vega.

Rollings was featured on Mark Knopfler's 2004-2005 Shangri-La world tour as a keyboardist, and toured with him again starting in 2006, 2008 and 2010.[2] Also in 2008, Rollings participated in the production of the album Psalngs,[3] the debut release of Canadian musician John Lefebvre.

In 2018, he toured with Alison Krauss, produced Blues Traveler’s thirteenth studio album Hurry Up & Hang Around, and also received two GRAMMY nominations for his work producing Willie Nelson’s My Way: Willie Nelson Sings Sinatra (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals).[4]


  1. ^ " Artist Page". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  2. ^ KTGC Tour personnel
  3. ^ "Press for". Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  4. ^ "Legacy Recordings Receives Nine Nominations At The 61st GRAMMY Awards". 7 December 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-12.

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