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.
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.