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Matt Moran

Matt Moran is on his way to winning the Grammy or Oscar as predicted by his classmates in 1994.  After graduating from the University of Iowa with a Film Production major and music minor, Matt moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to further develop his skills.  As a songwriter, Matt’s songs have been recorded by CCM artists Avalon, Kim Hill, Caleb Collins, and others.  His song For Freedom was selected by Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes’ for their annual Freedom Concert, and as Word Music’s Choral Song of the Year.  It also spent several weeks as the #1 itunes download for Avalon.  For Freedom is currently playing on radio and itunes, including Nation Public Radio, performed by a new group,  4troops.  In 2005 Matt won the Nashville Songwriting Competition with his Christmas composition Wait by the Window, and has been published by EMI in Nashville.  He wrote a ballad for the 2008-2009 Thomas Jefferson High School Connection Show Choir  that was licensed by the Best Buy Company.   The Connection was subsequently showcased in Best Buy advertising.
In 2009 Matt’s music entertained audiences on Good Morning America, ABC News, Fox and Friends, Larry King Live, and the Ellen DeGeneres ShowUSA Today, Forbes Magazine and Billboard Magazine featured Matt as a songwriter in 2010.  Forty-eight hours after its debut on Amazon.com, Matt’s composition reached #4 on the bestseller chart.
Working in a variety of roles as an actor, Matt has performed on stage, television, and film.  In live theatre he played leads in Singin’ in the Rain in Nashville and A Christmas Prayer in San Diego and Dallas.  On film he can be seen in The Psalmist (Lifeway),  Game Day (Lifeway), Stuey (Independent film with Sopranos’ star Michael Imperioli), and as the returning host of Fuel (Lifeway), a youth focused television program.
Matt is a featured singer/songwriter at the famed BlueBird Café in Nashville, a frequent session singer for recording studios, and a voiceover actor for Books on Tape (NavPress, Colorado).