Highly Anticipated New Studio Album, Into the Light, Available Sept. 25
Grammy and Emmy Award Nominee Matthew West Hosts 'Storytellers Weekend' to Celebrate Those Who Inspired Into the Light and The Story of Your Life
Having read more than 20,000 stories from people across the world within the last few years, Grammy - and Emmy-nominated recording artist Matthew West recently hosted a 'Storytellers Weekend' for those individuals and families who, out of those thousands, inspired the collections of songs on both his new album, Into the Light, and 2010's The Story of Your Life.
Renee Napier, who inspired the hit single " Forgiveness," with West, as he presented her with a commemorative plaque bearing handwritten lyrics to the song.
About Matthew West:
Lauded by The New York Times as "a vivid and compelling songwriter with impressive approaches to the familiar," two-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005) and Something to Say (2008). His 2010 studio 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, 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. In conjunction with Harvest House Publishers, West teamed up with bestselling author Angela Thomas for “The Story of Your Life” book. The Heart of Christmas marked West’s first full-length Christmas project which also boasts the Top 10 mainstream AC radio hit "The Heart of Christmas." A multiple ASCAP “Song of the Year” winner, West has had four No. 1 radio hits including his latest GRAMMY®-nominated tune, “Strong Enough.” His songwriting credits include cuts by Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more. Recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Original Music & Lyrics for "The Heart of Christmas" from the film of the same name, West's sixth studio album, Into The Light, will be released on September 25, 2012.
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