Already a big fan of Mumford & Sons and The Civil Wars, Nathanson fully approved of our selecting them as You Oughta Know artists. He also noted Seattle indie-folk six-piece band, The Head and The Heart, as being on his list of artists to watch, along with The Mountain Goats and country group Little Big Town. But then he brought up Lykke Li. “She owns it!” said the singer emphatically of the Swedish indie-pop starlette, adding that her sophomore album Wounded Rhymes is “the best record of the year, hands down.” Pretty bold statement, but we love it! Especially since Matt, who’s currently on tour with Sugarland, is singing duets with talent like Jennifer Nettles at each show.
In case you missed it, check out Matt’s hilarious interview with our very own Carrie Keagan from yesterday’s episode of Big Morning Buzz Live. And, by all means, let us know in the comments who YOU think the next VH1 You Oughta Know artist should be. We’re all ears!