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MATTHEW WEST PREMIERES "GRACE WINS" MUSIC VIDEO AND RELEASES NEW BOOK IN SAME WEEK

West Co-Headlining 2016 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular Beginning January 2


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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
December 3, 2015

NASHVILLE, TENN - 3 December 2015 - The music video from multi-award winner Matthew West, "Grace Wins," officially debuted today with Aplus.com. This is a first-time partnership with APlus.com, a leading technology-based media company focused on delivering positive journalism and being a voice of good in the world. "Grace Wins" is the second single from West's No. 1 album, Live Forever, and the song is currently No. 8 at radio on the National Audience Chart and climbing.

The music video was directed by Sean Hagwell, who has worked with artists such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Gloriana, Hot Chelle Rae and more. View the video for "Grace Wins" by clicking on the left image below. To hear about the inspiration and story behind the song, be sure to the video on the right.


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The story and inspiration behind "Grace Wins"


In addition to being known as a singer and songwriter, Matthew West continues to gain notoriety as an author. This week marks the release of his fourth book, a new devotional titled Today Is Day One. The book features 200 devotions from West about how each day is a new gift from God and should be lived with joy, grace and gratitude. To celebrate the release, West took to Facebook to lead an online devotional with thousands of fans, which included readings from the book, acoustic performances, fan requests and Q&A's. To find out more about Today Is Day One, please visit DayOneDevo.com.

On the road non-stop sharing his music with the masses, West will be co-headlining the 2016 Winter Jam Tour Spectacular along with For King & Country. Presented by Holt International, the 48-city tour kicks off January 2 in Charleston, WV and will wrap April 3 in Louisville, KY. Not a stranger to Winter Jam, West first joined the No. 1 tour in the world in late 2012 and into 2013 along with TobyMac and RED. Click here to view the latest schedule for 2016's Winter Jam tour.

This fall West also headlined his own tour, the highly successful "Live Forever Tour," which just concluded on November 21. Sponsored by Compassion International, close to 4,000 children were sponsored during the 39-city tour.

"My heart is full after an incredible time out on the road during the Live Forever Tour," West shares. "I am thankful to all who came out to the shows and showed us so much love. It was also my honor to speak on behalf of Compassion International throughout our tour encouraging people to DO SOMETHING and help children in great need around the world. And while the Live Forever Tour is officially over, I believe its impact will indeed live forever in the form of hearts touched and lives changed. At the end of the day, that's what counts."

For more information about Matthew West, please visit www.MatthewWest.com and his social links below.

ABOUT MATTHEW WEST:
Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award winner and, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013) and a Billboard Music Award (2014). West was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Original Music & Lyrics for "The Heart of Christmas" from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, West has more than 100 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others. Selling more than 1.2 million albums to date (TEA), West's discography includes acclaimed releases: Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008), History (2005) and Happy (2003).

Matthew West, well known for communicating stories through song, has received more than 40,000 stories from around the world. His latest album, Live Forever, continues that storytelling theme and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. West has obtained numerous No. 1 singles, achieving a record-setting No. 1 for 17 straight weeks at radio with "Hello, My Name Is" and "The Motions" for 15 weeks. On the road year-round, he has headlined many of his own tours, such as the Live Forever Tour that ran through Fall 2015. West will co-headline 2016's WinterJam Tour Spectacular, the No. 1 tour in the world, which he first joined in 2013. Matthew West can also add author to his name, writing four books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, and Today Is Day One. To find out more, please visit www.MatthewWest.com.

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