Jake Mathews is a Canadian country artist born and raised in the northern Ontario town of Sudbury, immortalized by Stompin’ Tom Connors for it’s wild Saturday nights.
Now calling Calgary home, Jake has enjoyed great success at radio with numerous top 20 hits such as “If I Had It My Way”, “Beer Necessities”, “Kings For A Day”, “Time After Time”, “I’m Gone” as well as others and has received several Canadian Country Music Award nominations. He released his self titled debut in 2002 and followed that up with his outstanding 2004 sophomore album Time After Time which garnered national critical acclaim and was awarded Album of the Year by Country Music News. In July of 2011 Jake released his album “Red Tail Lights” through On Ramp Records/EMI. The first single “If I Had It My Way” was one of the TOP 5 most played songs of the year and spent an incredible 36 weeks on the charts and reached #9 on BDS.
Having toured throughout Canada, Jake has also had the opportunity to take his music to an international stage. In recent years he has performed in Korea, Japan, New York, London, Berlin and Australia. “The connection I have with my audience is the most important part of what I do and being able to sing my songs in different parts of the world has been an incredible experience” says Jake.
Jake’s most current radio hits “Beer Necessities” and “A Woman and a Song” are included on his 4th studio album titled “In Our Own Backyard” which was released in May of 2015.