Matt Combs, a long time resident of Nashville,
Tennessee, and the staff fiddler and mandolinist for The
Grand Ole Opry, can be heard nearly every weekend
kicking off America’s longest running radio show with the
sound of the Grand Ole Opry fiddle. This is a tradition that
dates back to the beginnings of the Opry, and one he
proudly carries on to this day. In addition to playing in the
Opry’s house band, Matt also tours with legendary singer
and country music icon Reba McIntire.
Since moving to Nashville after graduating with a
Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, Matt
has played with many of the best singers and players in
country, bluegrass and old time music—including 11
members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. During this
time, Matt was nominated for a Grammy and won the
2012 Grandmaster Traditional Fiddle contest.
Matt’s Television work has included appearances on
“Late Night with David Letterman”, “The View”, “Nashville”,
and other musical specials on ABC, PBS, and CMT.
In addition to his busy playing schedule, Matt
maintains his position as Head of the Fiddle Department at
Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, and records music all
around Nashville studios and at his home studio in East