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

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.

Matthew West

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, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.
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