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Rising Country Sensation Alex Mather Releases New Single 'By My Side'

16 June 2023 | 9:56 am | Emma Whines

"It's a surreal experience collaborating with my musical heroes."

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Australian rising country star Alex Mather has dropped his first single, By My Side, since signing with the esteemed American label After Platinum Records. known for their outstanding artist development that boasts a track record of industry powerhouses such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Diddy, Mathers is the label's first step into the country scene.

Alex Mather, the rising star from Australia, has taken his music career to new heights by producing three consecutive number-one hits in his home country. Building on this incredible success, he has now announced the release of his highly anticipated debut EP, titled The Long Way Home. 

The EP showcases Alex's unique artistry and undeniable talent, capturing the essence of country music while bringing his own flair to the genre. The EP features new single, By My Side, which follows Mather's debut single, That Summer. The latter has already garnered tremendous excitement within the country music community, quickly approaching 1,000,000 streams.

Jumping at the opportunity to collaborate with some of Nashville’s most sought-after musicians and producers, Alex Mather worked alongside industry veterans such as Jimmy Ritchey, Charlie Judge, Jimmy Lee Sloas, Shannon Forrest, B James, Mark Hill, and Sol Philcox for the making of his upcoming E.P The Long Way Home

Reflecting on this collaboration, Alex shared, "It's a surreal experience collaborating with my musical heroes. These guys are legends, having contributed to the creation of timeless masterpieces, spanning from the iconic works such as Alan Jackson and Keith Urban to some of today’s greats like Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs. Having them on our team, shaping our record, is an incredible blessing."

Alongside Mather’s new single, the hitmaker has released a music video directed by the renowned Nashville director Randy Shaffer. On the new video, Shaffer has said, "I am beyond excited to unveil the 'By My Side' music video to Alex's dedicated fans and the global audience. Being a part of this project has been an absolute joy, and I firmly believe it injects an abundance of infectious fun into the song. In a world that can always benefit from more joy, this video is a true celebration!"

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In support of his latest releases, Mather gears up for his Australian tour, commencing in Sydney on August 19th, 2023, and followed by an exciting lineup of shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide, before heading to the US.

You can stream or download Alex Mather’s new single, By My Side, here