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Justin Keeps True To His Roots & Helps Out A Mouseketeer

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Justin Timberlake is giving a fellow Mouseketeer a big break - he's signing him to his label.

Matt Morris, who was once in the band MMC with JC Chasez, is no stranger to the biz, having co-written songs for Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, and even Justin himself. Justin said he was thrilled to bring Matt onto his Tennman label, explaining Matt is like:

"Ray LaMontagne meets Elton John meets Stevie Wonder meets Rufus Wainwright. It’s time for the birth of the hybrid artist.”

Fine, we'll give him a listen, if you finally get your ass back in the studio too! Where's your music JT?!

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17 comments to “Justin Keeps True To His Roots & Helps Out A Mouseketeer”



  1. 1

    If it's the same Matt Morris that I've heard, and that was on Letterman the other night, he's fantastic. Good decision JT!



  2. 2

    Matt Morris was really good on Letterman



  3. 3

    MMC is not a band you fool I got a little more excited Than I should have cuz i thought JC & JT will collaborate again until yesterday is the FUCKIN bomb!!!!



  4. 4

    This is not news, perez!! And how come you don´t mention Esmée Denters the youtube star that was the first and most successful to be signed to Justin´s label!!!



  5. 5

    i bought matt's album and i really like it but uff I got a little more excited than I should have i thought JC&JT are collaborating again until yesterday was the FUCKIN bomb!!!! btw lol MMC is not a band you fool



  6. 6

    I have been a fan of Matt Morris for years and he is AMAZING. The Man is beyong talented. Love Love Love him.

  7. tasha says – reply to this


    7

    Can you never get things right perezpuss. Justin isn't signing matt to his label. He's ALREADY signed and released his album on Justin's label. Matt is fantastic and so is his album.



  8. 8

    Matthew Morris is the son of Gary Morris, who has had several hit country records and also appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables. I saw Gary in concert several years ago and Matt appeared with him. Matt's voice is phenomenal. His dad's voice is fantastic; he was pigeonholed as a country artist but could sing any genre of music….Matt's voice is better than his dad's.



  9. 9

    Perez, Justin probably can't see to write anything with those Fugly Freaking glasses on!!



  10. 10

    MMC wasn't a band, per say, but they did have the MMC album (Matt sang lead on "Merry-go-round"). Anyway, Matt is so incredible! I hope he does well. Also, give a listen to fellow ex-MMC cast member Tony Lucca. THAT man is is beyond talented!



  11. 11

    Justin looks like a serial killer.



  12. 12

    Matt Morris is actually a fantastic singer, like everyone here has said. Can't wait to see him on tour… He's got a Jason Mraz/Robin Thicke vibe to me… He doesn't do the overproduction crap we hear on the Top 40, he keeps the instrumentals real and the voice authentic. Like I said, I can't wait to see him on tour in Canada.



  13. 13

    My fave MMCer was Matt and my favorite female was Jennifer. That show had SO much talent and step by step so many of them are getting recognized for all their amazing talents. I wish I had known Matt was on Letterman. Gotta go find that on YouTube now!!



  14. 14

    The other artist signed to Justin's label had already a smash hit in the UK. It is released in the US as well, but the US radio is so random sometimes. Why Kesha's Tik Tok all over the radio if Outta Here of this Esmée Denters is much better? Anyway, her next single will be a hit, even in the US. It is rumored to be Love Dealer featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay Sean. Hot song + JT + JS = smash hit



  15. 15

    Re: barrylucca – I agree about Tony Lucca. He's amazingly talented. I haven't heard much of Matt's music, but I remember him being a great singer on MMC. He was one of the best on that show, honestly.



  16. 16

    Justin sold it to me. Ray meets Elton. YES. YES. Matt Morris sounds like a dream. I can't wait to hear what Tenman Label produces from this artist!



  17. 17

    justin should take the fucking glasses off and quit trying to be trendy!

    he never is gonna be as famous again, i wish hed just crawl in a hole.

    oh and jew fros= disgusting.