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MULTIPLE-GRAMMY NOMINEE MATTHEW WEST RELEASES NEW SINGLE "DAY ONE," AVAILABLE NOW AT DIGITAL OUTLETS

New Album - LIVE FOREVER - Slated For Release April 28;
West To Headline The 40-City Live Forever Tour This Spring




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
January 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, TENN – January 14, 2014 – Multiple-GRAMMY nominee, American Music Award and Billboard Music Award winner Matthew West has released his new single, "Day One," available now at digital and streaming music sites. The song is already climbing the radio charts and is the most-added song at AC radio this week, and its creative lyric video for the song also premiered this week. Click here or on the image below to view the video. "Day One" is the first release from West's upcoming album, Live Forever, slated for release April 28 (Capitol Christian Music Group).



MATTHEW WEST, THE STORYTELLER
Matthew West continues his mission to tell a story of a different kind with his music – to transform listeners’ stories into life-changing songs. With more than 30,000 stories collected since 2009 from every state in the U.S. and more than 20 countries around the world, he has a very unique connection with his fans. As stories continue to be submitted daily, he has been motivated to pen a third album based on these inspirations, while approaching this creative process with great care as he senses many people have been made to feel like they are insignificant or unimportant.

“As stories pour in by the thousands, I am reminded that not only is there something special taking place, but that my life has been influenced by each story read,” explains West. “My eyes are opened to see the world outside my door like I have never witnessed before.”

West’s critically-acclaimed releases The Story of Your Life (2009) and Into The Light (2012) were inspired by the personal stories submitted, garnering attention from CNN Online, The New York Times, Fox News, Billboard, Country Weekly, American Songwriter, among others. The Story of Your Life featured the multiple week No. 1 song "Strong Enough." Into The Light produced the No. 1 singles “Forgiveness” and “Hello My Name Is,” which was No. 1 on the National Christian radio chart for 17 weeks straight. The song officially broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1, and "Do Something" charted Top 5 at radio. This past Christmas, West also released his penned holiday single "A Christmas To Believe In," which played on numerous stations throughout the season.

This spring, Matthew West will headline the 40-city Live Forever Tour hitting the midwest, southwest and northeast. Visit his site, link below, for the most current dates.



ABOUT MATTHEW WEST: Matthew West is a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, and was recently awarded his first American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014). Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005), Something to Say (2008), The Story of Your Life (2010) and GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012). West was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. His songwriting credits include cuts by Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more. He spent much of late 2012 and early 2013 on a pre-headlining stint on WinterJam Tour Spectacular, the No. 1 tour in the world. He wrapped 2013 with his own headlining in the fall of 2013 and “The Story Tour” in December. During 2014, West toured with the “Hits Deep Tour” as well as his sell-out “Hello My Name Is…” acoustic tour. MatthewWest.com

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