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Matt Shultz Biography, Music, Age, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth

Who is Matt Shultz?

Matt Shultz, fully known as Matthew Ray Shultz is a famous American professional singer, songwriter, and musician. He is recognized as the lead singer and occasional guitarist for the American rock band Cage the Elephant.

Matt Schultz Career

Art

Shultz started his art career as the lead singer and a founding member of Cage The Elephant. While going on with his musical career, he has gone on to explore a wide array of artistic mediums, such as dance, fashion design, performance art, and visual art. He launched a Boot Collection with The Frye Company, in March 2019.

Matt threw his debut art show in Green port, Brooklyn with New York artist Beck, Danny Cole, and other friends in August 2019. The event was captured in a photo journal by Rolling Stone.

Musical influences

Matt cites bands including the Pixies as influential on his vocal style. He explained that he discovered them together with other punk bands while living in England during the recording of Thank You, Happy Birthday. Schultz’s stage persona is inspired by punk pioneers including Iggy Pop.

Accomplishments

In 2011, Cage the Elephant’s first nomination came, when the music video for ”Shake Me Down” was nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Cage the Elephant was then nominated for the Best Alternative Music Album for Melophobia, at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. In 2016, the band won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album for Tell Me I’m Pretty, winning again in 2019 for Social Cues.

Legal issues

Shultz was arrested in New York on charges of felony firearm possession on January 5, 2023. He was staying at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan, where a hotel employee reportedly saw him carrying a firearm into the bathroom and called 9-1-1.

A photo of Matt Schultz
A photo of Matt Schultz

How old is Matt Schultz?

Matthew Ray Shultz is currently aged 39 years having been born on October 23, 1983, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Pelé, Ryan Reynolds, Alvaro Morata, Ireland Baldwin, Meghan McCain, Bill O’Brien, Michelle Beadle, and Winston McKenzie, among others.

Matt Schultz Family

Who are Matt Schultz’s parents?

Matthew Ray Shultz was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Brad Schultz and his wife. Schultz’s father is also a musician. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother started dating his football coach. This led to him quitting the team to play music as an act of rebellion.

Does Matt Schultz have siblings?

Schultz was born into a family of two children together with his older brother Brad Schultz. Brad is also a musician who plays guitar and is a band member. The two came from poor backgrounds and were sometimes teased by other children at school. with Brad being called ”Poor Boy”.

Matt Schultz Education

Schultz attended Greenwood High School, where he began singing in his first band together with his brother, and friend Jared Champion, titled Liquid Twilight. He initially played football but quit when his mother started dating his coach and joined music.

Matt Schultz Spouse

From 2014 to 2018, Schultz was married to Juliette Buchs. In early February 2020, he married actress, dancer, and musician Eva Ross. The couple met in Kentucky, where they are both from. He wrote her a song, while they were dating, ”Love’s The Only Way”. On December 2021, Ross revealed that they had separated and were filing for divorce.

Matt Schultz Kids

Schultz has been married twice in his life but does not have any children of his own to date.

Matt Schultz Height

Schultz has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to a height of 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) and a weight of 66 kg (145 lbs).

Matt Schultz Net Worth

American professional singer, songwriter, and musician Schultz is the lead singer and a founding member of Cage The Elephant. He has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 20

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