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Matthew West Continues Storytelling of Thousands with New Christmas Song “One Last Christmas” Inspired by Story of Two Year-Old Leukemia Patient

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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
December 2, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. Dec. 2, 2010… Grammy ® nominee Matthew West is continuing to give voices to the stories of thousands with his latest Christmas single “One Last Christmas” out now at digital retailers.

The song was inspired by the story of Dax Locke who passed away from Leukemia at the age of two just last year. However, his love of all things Christmas and desire to live to see the holiday, caused St. Jude’s Hospital, his hometown of Washington, Ill. and literally people all over the world to “decorate for Dax” earlier in the year so that he could enjoy an early Christmas. People put up their Christmas trees, hung Christmas lights and even made sign’s for Dax and then submitted the photos to www.decoratefordax.com. Dax did make it to see one last Christmas, he passed away on Dec. 30 2009. Just a few weeks ago, Dax’s parents gave birth to a baby girl. To purchase the song, visit iTunes. “One Last Christmas” is also being released to Christian radio for Christmas airplay.

“We are so incredibly touched and honored by the song,” remarks the Locke family. “We both cried and hugged each other while watching the video. We miss Dax more than words can express. His memory will shine on thanks to Matthew! We feel so blessed!”

West is also releasing a viral video with information on how people can support the Locke family and their donations to fund St. Jude’s Hospital for one day. To view the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye39mgcHC3E.

More information on Matthew West:
GRAMMY ® Award nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005) and Something to Say (2008). His latest album, The Story of Your Life, was inspired by 10,000 stories from every state in the U.S. and 20 countries. The album released on October 5, 2010, and garnered attention from CNN Online, Fox News, Billboard Magazine, Country Weekly, American Songwriter and more. The Story of Your Life gave West the largest street week debut of his career selling over 10,000 units the first week landing at No. 3 on Christian Soundscan, and No. 41 on the Billboard Top 200. His songwriting credits include Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more. 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.

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

 

 

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