You got Mattson on the radio
Playing Robert Earl and Billy Joe
I love you even more than I love Texas
You know you’re kind of a big deal when a songwriter like Slaid Cleaves drops your name in a song. Mattson Rainer just marked his 20th year at KNBT in New Braunfels and was honored when he heard his name mixed in on Cleaves’ newest album.
“I remember Robert Earl Keen was one of the first artists to drop a DJ’s name in a song when he sang about “Sleepy John” during I’m Coming Home to You,” said Mattson. “I thought I hope I’m a cool enough DJ that someone puts me in a song someday. Slaid is such a respected artist. It was great. I look at it as a fun thing. I don’t try to take anything too seriously.”
One thing Mattson, who serves as general manager and program director at KNBT, does take seriously is music and he makes it a point to stand up for artists and music he believes in while not letting the business side of music affect his passion.
“I’m a fan first. No matter how many laminates I’ve been given, how many times I’ve been backstage or how many tour buses I’ve hung out on, I’m a fan and I will not allow business to disrupt it. Ultimately at the end of the day, the one thing that just gets … Keep Reading