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New Album From GRAMMY ® Nominee Inspired by 10,000 Stories Hits Stores Amidst Radio Success, Headline Tour, Music Video Debut and Media Praise

Matthew West, The Story of Your Life
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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
October 5, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. Oct. 5, 2010… Matthew West’s latest album, The Story of Your Life, inspired by letters from all over the world is releasing today with momentum from his headlining tour, current radio single and the release of his music video for “My Own Little World.”

West is also releasing a deluxe edition of The Story of Your Life featuring four acoustic bonus songs, and bonus story behind the song videos for every track on the album. The deluxe version of the album is available at iTunes ® and Amazon.

“My Own Little World,” the first single from The Story of Your Life, is currently Top 5 at AC Indicator, and Top 10 at AC Monitor and National Audience Chart.

Twitter has also been lighting up with excitement for the album release as well. Below is an example of the chatter…

“… His new CD Story Of Your Life is AMAZING! I love it! It is so inspiring and his BEST yet!”

“Counting down the hours until I get home and can go by the new @ matthew_west cd!”

“What an amazing artist @ matthew_west. You've taken love to a whole other level. Thank you”

“Was so moved by @ Matthew_West's concert & album (releasing tomorrow) that I wanted to tell u more abt it. Check it out:” – @mandisaofficial

“friend @ MatthewWest's new album releases today. Go check out the stories, listen to the songs, and download the album:” - @michaelwsmith

“Matthew West new CD #TheStoryofYourLife comes out tom. Do yourself a favor & buy it. Best record this year” - @Mardel_inc

Critics have commended West’s The Story of Your Life. Below is just a sample of their comments on the new album…

“West is a master of getting you to think about the eternal in the midst of the temporal…” –

“a powerful new album …” – Billboard Magazine

“An ingenious idea made into an incredible testament to God's power in individual lives… Matthew West captures the heart and soul of his fans in The Story of Your Life as he belts out Christ-focused anthems he penned in answer to the stories they submitted by the thousands.” –

“With over 10,000 stories pouring in, West’s strong melodic touch, transparent lyrics and crystal clear vocal work results in a deeply personal, moving album that’s ideal follow-up to 2008’s Something to Say.” –

“This kind of album is powerful and life changing, especially for those who are new to the faith.” –

The Story of Your Life is another solid addition to Matthew West's work and explores a wide variety of issues that are sure to relate to countless listeners.” –

West’s own headlining jaunt, “The Story of Your Life Tour,” has also been well received by fans since embarking two weeks ago. “These are songs, this is a concert, that will forever impact The Story of Your Life,” explains Martha Fry who attended the tour’s stop in Asheville, NC. The show will hit West’s hometown of Chicago, IL tonight with a sold out crowd. The tour, which features openers Jonny Diaz and Josh Wilson, will run through Nov. 7.

More information on Matthew West:
GRAMMY ® Award nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West catapulted onto the Christian music scene in 2003 with his debut single, “More,” the most played Christian AC song of 2003. The multi-Dove Award nominee has since released three critically acclaimed recordings, Happy (2003), History (2005) and Something to Say (2008), while dominating radio as the most played Christian artist of 2003, 2008 and 2009, according to Radio & Records. Virtually all of West’s singles have charted in the Top 10, including the memorable hits “Only Grace,” “History,” “Next Thing You Know,” “You Are Everything” and the GRAMMY ® nominated “The Motions.” ”The Motions” was 2009’s most played song at Christian AC radio, and was No. 1 on Radio & Records’ Christian AC Monitored chart and the Billboard Christian chart for 14 weeks as well as the most downloaded Christian digital track 15 weeks running, according to SoundScan. Last year, West was asked to pen the theme song for VeggieTales’ latest Christmas DVD release, Saint Nicholas – A Story Of Joyful Giving. West recorded “Give This Christmas Away” with best-selling, award-winning artist Amy Grant, who performed the radio single alongside Matthew on Fox News programs “Huckabee” and “FOX & Friends.” Known as both a singer and songwriter, West has penned hits for artists such as Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more. His new album The Story of Your Life releases October 5, 2010.

The Story of Your Life” tour dates
* all dates subject to change, please visit or for the most up to date tour information and tickets.
10/5- Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
10/8- West Des Moines, IA
10/9- Jefferson, WI
10/10- Columbus, IN
10/15- Adrian, MI
10/16- Louisville, KY
10/17 – Powder Springs, GA
10/21- Springfield, MO
10/22- Lincoln, NE
10/23- Kansas City, MO
10/24- Fort Wayne, IN
10/27- Oklahoma City, OK
10/28- Colleyville, TX
10/29- Humboldt, TN
10/30- McAlester, OK
11/2- Longwood, FL
11/4- Ocala, FL
11/5- Clearwater, FL
11/6 Avon Park, FL
11/7 Sarasota, FL

For more info on Matthew West, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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