Award-winning singer/songwriter Lee Matthews takes agriculture by storm with new single

Lee Matthews
Lee Matthews

ICMA’s ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Lee Matthews has released his brand new single which is thought to be the silage season tune this summer.

‘The Farmer Wants A Wife’ is the name of his latest self-penned hit, which is already going down a treat with farmers around the UK and Ireland. The song sets the scene of a farmer who is looking for love, all while tending to his livestock and land. The catchy tune is accompanied with a quirky video; featuring lyrics, livestock and a shiny big John Deere tractor. They say nothing runs like a Deere, and the video has already hit almost 10,000 views on YouTube and is spreading like wildfire across social media. With its catchy melody and clever lyrics, it is even being compared with agri-hit ‘Hit The Diff.’

The silage season song has come after Lee’s success with his previous self-penned songs featured in his latest album, It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.’ The first track on the album has resulted in huge success; ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ was voted ‘Song Of The Year’ at two different award ceremonies and was given remarkable airtime on the radio airwaves. The double award-winning hit was an adaptation of the original ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ with some verses written by Lee.

The Tyrone heartthrob has put pen to paper more frequently in recent years, creating hits including ‘The Irish Way,’ ‘That Country Girl’ and ‘There’s Irish In Our Eyes.’ The boy band singer turned country superstar is showing the songwriters how it’s done, and rumour has it he has another catchy self-penned single on the way.

Lee burst into the country music scene in 2013 when he released an original song, ‘Sadie’s Got Her New Dress On.’ Since then he has made a name for himself by releasing music with a sound that stays true to country music with his American influences and unique voice, and has filled dance floors across the island with his award-winning band.

Lee is no stranger to life on the road; he has gained a lot of experience in the music industry making music professionally long before he returned to his roots in country music. After several years singing pop music abroad, Lee returned and launched his country band – and the rest is history.

With his good looks, likeable personality and undeniably good voice; Lee has been going from strength to strength and has become one of the most sought-after artists in the country music scene.

Now, with his agricultural single ‘The Farmer Wants A Wife,’ it is thought that Lee’s music will go viral and will no doubt be a feature on farmers’ playlists this silage season. Maybe they’ll even find a wife at one of Lee’s summer gigs!

The single is available for purchase on iTunes and all other mainstream music providers. For more information on Lee’s music and dates, visit