MattWallace0812rMatt Wallace grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and continues to live there. He started playing the bass at the age of 10. After playing collegiate baseball, he began pursuing his passion for music. Currently he is the bass player for Mark Newton and Steve Thomas and performs on their new hit release “Reborn”. He will also be seen touring with Terry Baucom in the upcoming year.  He has toured with some of the best in bluegrass to include David Parmley and Continental Divide, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Pine Mountain Railroad, and Paul Williams and The Victory Trio and had the opportunity to work with the band as they won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music America Award for Gospel Band of the Year for the two years he was in the band. Matt made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2012 performing with the legendary Jesse McReynolds. He stays in high-demand as a fill-in and session bass player. He is sponsored by Genz-Benz, TKL World Class Cases, NS Design, D’Addario Strings, Peterson Tuners, and Holmes Bass Violins.  Matt’s new release For A Season on Pinecastle Records is available now.