From the recording Travelin' Light (digital album)

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(Patrick Jason Matthews/Marty Dodson)

If this was your last day on earth
Who would you call
What would you say
And what are you waiting for

Would you call that guy you stepped on
Climbing up the corporate ladder
Or that girl whose heart you shattered
Nearly twenty years ago
Would you call and thank your mama
For praying and believing
Or your wife for never leaving
Oh, of all the folks you know

(repeat chorus)

Would you call that lifelong friend
Who never once betrayed you
Or your dad who always saved you
From the trouble you got in
Or would you dial that baptist preacher
To make sure you’re still forgiven
Tell me why we go on living
Like it’s never gonna end

(repeat chorus)

What would you say
And what are you waiting for


Jason Matthews was born in Harrell's Store, North Carolina. At fifteen he saw Eric Clapton on television and became obsessed with writing songs. 

His first industry fan, WRFX DJ Macon in Charlotte, gave Matthews' demo to legendary musical comedy team Pinkard and Bowden, who subsequently invited Matthews to be their roadie and in-house writer. After a year on the road, he settled in Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a hit songwriter. 

In 2006, he landed his first Number One with Billy Currington's version of his song, “Must Be Doin' Something Right.” This earned him the coveted Music Row Magazine Breakthrough Writer Of The Year award and several ASCAP awards. 

In 2008, Jason released the critically acclaimed album called "Hicotine" and the single "That's What Mamas Do". 

Jason is an artist with Valhalla Music Group.