Matt was the 2nd runner up in the 2012 Milledgeville Idol from that experience he hoped to start a band and share his love for music. The Matt Brantley Band is based in Gordon, Ga and plays throught the South and Middle Georgia area. The band is a little Country and whole lotta Southern Rock and Roll!! If you love Chris Stapleton, Sturgil Simpson mixed with some Merle Haggard, then that is The Matt Brantley Band. They work hard to put on a show you'll remember and tell your friends about!!!! Matt Brantly and his band was in the Georgia finals of the Country Showdown, held at Rascals in Valdosta in Oct of 2016. On Nov 6th, 2016 Matt won Male Artist of the Year at the 2016 Georgia Country Awards at The Crazy Bull in Macon.
On March 31st, 2017, The Matt Brantley Band was named Best Local Band (Macon) by the 11th Hour Magazine, that covers Macon, Ga and the surrounding area.