As the buzz around Warner Music Nashville’s Chase Matthew only intensifies, the Country riser is keeping momentum red-hot with a brand-new EP, Always Be Mine. Releasing July 4, fans can now pre-save/pre-add Always Be Mine and get a preview of the project with the bouncy, synth-anchored banger “Saltwater Cinderella” here.

“I’m always excited to share new music with my fans, and I’ve been having fun teasing snippets of these songs on socials and during my live show,” shares Matthew. “This Always Be Mine EP came together somewhat spontaneously, and ‘Saltwater Cinderella’ is a great example of inspiration striking me in the moment. I wrote that one with close friends as I was headed down to Florida for BMI’s Key West Songwriters Festival. It’s a fun summer song about those girls that love to spend time at the beach. Hope y’all get out on the water and turn it up!”

Picking up where the Music City native left off with February’s explosive We All Grow Up EP, Matthew’s Always Be Mine EP finds the singer-songwriter at his most mature, melodic, and downright masterful. There’s a clear sense he has hit his stride on his latest collection: new age, Hip Hop adjacent beats meld with classic Country tones and Matthew’s effortlessly powerful vocal range. And of course, there’s the quintessential storytelling from him as well: from the nostalgic, yearnful title track and “First” taste of the five-song project (four to his songwriting credit) released last month, to the playful kiss-off “Crazy Girls” and ‘80s, synth-slathered bop “Saltwater Cinderella,” the Always Be Mine EP rounds out with a soulful callback to Matthew’s biggest hit to date, PLATINUM-certified smash “County Line,” dubbed “How You Been (Letter To The County Line Girl).” At its heart, the Always Be Mine EP is Matthew staking his claim as one of Country music’s most promising young stars. 




1. “Always Be Mine” (Chase Matthew, Jacob Durrett, Andy Albert, Jaxson Free, Taylor Phillips)*

2. “First” (Chase Matthew, Jacob Rice, Ben Hayslip, David Lee Murphy)^

3. “Crazy Girls” (Michael Hardy, Jessie Jo Dillon, Daniel Ross)+

4. “Saltwater Cinderella” (Chase Matthew, Jacob Rice, Alex Maxwell, Will Pattat)^ 

5. “How You Been (Letter To The County Line Girl)” (Chase Matthew, Alex Maxwell, Will Pattat, Philip Morgan, West Webb)**


Produced by Jacob Durrett

Produced by Jacob Rice

Produced by Daniel Ross

** Produced by Alex Maxwell


Delivered today (6/18), “Saltwater Cinderella'' is an infectiously sweet and golden mediation on an unforgettable someone – the sort of special person who makes everything else in your life wash away like a sun-kissed beach’s high tide: “Like a saltwater Cinderella / One kiss is all it takes / When she’s swimming in the water / Heaven ain’t far away / She’s the beauty queen of the ocean / Hit ya’ like a tidal wave.” Produced by Jacob Rice and written by Matthew alongside RiceAlex Maxwell, and Will Pattat, “Saltwater Cinderella” is an endlessly listenable earworm – exactly what his growing fan base has been clamoring for. 

Amassing 1 BILLION+ global career streams, Matthew has seen both independent streaming success and a chart-rising single at Country radio with GOLD-certified debut “Love You Again,” which is currently nearing Top 10, all while tastemakers call out his next-up status. 

Readying to wrap his headlining COME GET YOUR MEMORY EXTENDED TOUR later this week, Matthew’s next on deck to support megawatt artists including Jason Aldean (HIGHWAY DESPERADO TOUR) and Luke Bryan (MIND OF A COUNTRY BOY TOUR). Check out his website for complete touring information.




Rolling out new music like “Saltwater Cinderella” with big moves on tap, Warner Music Nashville’s Chase Matthew continues to make his case as one of Country’s boldest new voices. A Music City native, the rising star began his career by blazing an independent trail, leveraging an infectious country-or-nothing personality, rowdy live performances, and authentic music built around his low-slung vocal twang. Amassing 1 BILLION+ global career streams (with more than 300 MILLION global streams on his first RIAA PLATINUM-certified smash, “County Line”), Matthew has garnered 1.5 MILLION+ followers across social media; named “One to Watch” by HITS; Opry NextStage Class of 2024; and among MusicRow’s Next Big Thing Class of 2024. Since releasing his sophomore album, Come Get Your Memory, he’s sold-out venues across the nation on his headline COME GET YOUR MEMORY TOUR and EXTENDED trek, while also appearing at major festivals and more. His GOLD-certified debut single “Love You Again” is nearing Top 10 at Country radio, and along with his forthcoming Always Be Mine EP (releasing July 4), he’s next supporting runs with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.