The Pittsburgh-based artist and actor will release his first single since 2019. The track was produced by Bryan Cole and features top Nashville musicians.
“It’s a line that’s drawn in brotherhood for the ones who protect and serve
A salute to the fallen heroes for the honor they have earned
We’re the flashing lights of justice who wear that badge with pride
Standing shoulder to shoulder sharing the sacrifice
Oh we are, we are … the Thin Blue Line”
– Matt Westin and Joie Scott, “Thin Blue Line”
Pittsburgh-based country artist Matt Westin first hit the national radar in 2018 with the release of his debut album, Legacy. Produced by music veteran Bryan Cole, the album introduced country fans to the humble baritone voice of the engineer-turned-artist. Westin recorded the album after the death of his father, who had been so supportive of Matt’s music. Singles like “Our Redneck of the Woods,” “Farm Town” and “You Leave Me No Choice” racked up the streams on Spotify and Youtube, with the latter single amassing over 65K plays. In the meantime, Westin appeared in Billboard Magazine, won 2 International Music and Entertainment Association Awards, and secured his first film role in “116 MacDougal,” as Johnny Cash, with former Baywatch star, Donna D’Errico. 2019 saw the release of two more Matt Westin singles, the Top 40 Canadian iTunes hit, “Stomp On” and his biggest streaming hit to date, “Hey Bro,” which has over 350K Spotify plays.
Now, Matt Westin is back with his most important release yet. On February 26th, 2021, Matt will release his tribute to the men and women who protect and serve our streets daily, “Thin Blue Line” (MTS Records.) Co-written with Emmy-nominated writer, Joie Scott, the track was produced by Bryan Cole and features Nashville legend, Brent Mason on guitar.
Matt says, “I came up with the idea for this song based on my long-time friendships with some of the men and women in blue. They are some of the most loyal, selfless, brave, and inspiring people I’ve ever met. I’ve heard their horror stories. I’ve seen the heartbreak in their eyes. I’ve watched them deal with the darkest of what the world has to offer, and yet come home each day to be fathers and mothers, husbands and wives. The sacrifices they make and the bravery it takes to wonder if you’ll come home from work each day is something that I can’t begin to comprehend, because I haven’t had to. They chose to, for us. This song is to honor them. This is an anthem in tribute to everything that the ‘thin blue line’ stands for.”
Watch the lyric video for “Thin Blue Line” at https://youtu.be/8tZxzu8PW1U.