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Matthew West Earns His First No. 1 Debut with 'Live Forever'

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Capitol CMG artist and four-time GRAMMY® nominee Matthew West released his  latest album, Live Forever, and has garnered his first No. 1 debut on the Nielsen Soundscan Christian & Gospel Albums chart in its first week. The 11-track project debuted No. 24 on the Billboard Top Albums chart with a 24% increase over his last album release.

Live Forever was produced by Pete Kipley (MercyMe, Crowder) and continues West’s mission to tell a story of a different kind with his music-to transform listeners’ stories into life-changing songs.

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West is wrapping up his 40-city The Live Forever Tour with special guests Colton Dixon and Mr. Talkbox in Poughkeepsie, NY this weekend. Last week, West kicked off the release of his new album with a non-stop “24 Shows in 24 Hours” – a first for the Christian music industry. The #24in24 kicked off at Wal-Mart where West met a few fans and bought them the album, which can be seen here from K-LOVE’s exclusive video footage. The entire event was covered by K-LOVE TV whose crew followed West around the entire day, capturing each moment to air as a series exclusively for the network. Details of the airing of the series will be announced shortly.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com. Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. An ordained minister of the Gospel, Sarah has done missions work in Kenya, India, Haiti, Nicaragua and other nations, as well as locally and throughout the United States.

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