“Thanks Ten Year Town for the best performance at our Faculty Dinner!” - Franklin Road Academy Panthers, Nashville, August 2021
— Franklin Road Academy Panthers Instagram Story
For the trio of Spencer Maige, Jason Hoffman, and Matt McAtee the life of “up-and-comer” has become not just a truck stop on the highway to superstardom, but a place where the guys have stopped, laid down roots, and built their lives around playing music for thousands of people each year, from around the globe.
Originally from Florida, Minnesota, and Maine, respectively, the group came together after meeting through playing Nashville’s famous honky-tonk circuit, when they realized that they shared a kinship in not only music but also experience. The guys had done so much with music, collectively. From playing in front of stadium crowds backing other artists, to writing songs with some of Nashville’s premier writers, playing the Grand Ole Opry, television appearances, and more, music had taken these individuals each on their own great ride. But now, Spencer, Matt, and Jason were ready for something a little different. They were now at a point in their careers where they wanted to call their own shots, play what they loved and how they loved to play it.
After only one official meeting in the early spring of 2018, where the band sang through a couple of favorites, the trio knew that there was something special in the blend of these voices. Ten Year Town was born.