Jake Mathews is a Canadian country artist born and raised in the northern mining town of Sudbury Ontario, immortalized by Stompin’ Tom Connors for it’s wild Saturday nights. Now calling Calgary home for the past 20 years, Jake has enjoyed great success at radio with numerous 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.
Songwriting also plays a big part in Jake’s career. As a co-writer of the Top 10 Hit “If I Had It My Way” he has also written 10 top 40 singles and has had over 50 songs recorded by artists in Canada and the US. Most recent cuts include songs on Gord Bamford’s album Country Junkie and Autumn Hill’s album Favourite Mistake. Following up his latest Top 20 hit “Beer Necessities”, Jake released his single “Road And The Radio” through Road Angel/Warner Music Canada, which is included on his 4th studio album titled “In Our Own Backyard” released in May of 2015.
Jake is currently working on some new music with a single release planned for the summer of 2018.