As a kid in Liberty, MO, Matt Wertz grew up with aspirations of designing shoes, but when he started writing songs his freshman year of college, he realized that it was actually music that he wanted to pursue. He cut his teeth on the college circuit and eventually settled in Nashville. Wertz’s personal style is grounded in his southern prep roots. Here, in a Billy Reid patch pocket jacket and denim, Wertz embodies relaxed southern-bred luxury. You can pick up his new album Weights & Wings on March 15, 2011.