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Matt Oakley Releases Breakup Anthem "Can't Take The Dogs"

NASHVILLE, TN  –  Matt Oakley puts his boot down in his new modern country single, “Can’t Take The Dogs,” available everywhere now. The breakup anthem highlights a big issue in a lot of splits – who gets the dogs.

“I was talking to a friend about a breakup they went through. They moved out, took the dog, and left everything else,” says Oakley, who will debut the song live acoustically on WTSP’s “Great Day Live” on May 3. “I had this song written for a while but I booked studio time to finish it later that day.” 

Listen to "Can't Take The Dogs" HERE

From Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation to Chase Rice bringing his black lab Jack out on stage, country music loves its pets as much as it loves its whiskey and backroads. Matt Oakley is now highlighting his love in song, making it known that “you can take whatever you want, but you can’t take the dogs.” 

The Tampa-based artist took to TikTok last month to tease the song, resulting in over 500 pre-saves and fans hungry for more.  

“Can’t Take The Dogs” is available now on all streaming platforms. For more on Matt Oakley, follow him on Instagram @mattoakleymusic and TikTok


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