Fans invited to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Four Time GRAMMY ® Nominee’s Most Personal Project to Date, ALL IN with Facebook Live on Sept. 18
Matthew West to Headline Compassion LIVE’s “The Roadshow Christmas” and “The Roadshow” 2019
Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2018) – Billboard.com exclusively premiered four time GRAMMY® Nominee Matthew West’s brand-new music video for “Something Greater,” recounting the singer’s personal journey to Nashville. Off his chart-topping album, All In, the video is compiled of personal clips of West from his wedding day, early career performances and with his daughters, imparting the narrative of West’s life up to this point.
“‘[Something Greater]' is my favorite song on the record, because it shares more of my direct story than my songs tend to do,” shared West with Billboard. “This song illustrates a change in my creative process. A lot of times my inspiration will be deeply personal, but then as a songwriter I’ll try to reach out and grab this universal message, so I’ll take this direct inspiration, but then try to write it in a way that everybody could relate to it. That’s part of my job as a songwriter, to write relatable songs."
“Something Greater” also features the familiar harmonies of country star, Carrie Underwood, who shared with Billboard, “I've always loved [Matthew] as an artist…it was a really cool thing to be a part of.”
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the critically lauded All In, West is inviting fans to join him for a Facebook Live event on Tues., Sept. 18 at 7:00PM CT. Fans can tune in at https://www.facebook.com/matthewwest for a live acoustic performance from Matthew featuring some of his favorite songs off the record, along with a fan Q&A and giveaways!
Following "The Answer/All In Tour," a 20 city co-headlining fall tour with Jeremy Camp, West will be headlining Compassion LIVE’s “The Roadshow Christmas” and “The Roadshow” 2019, visiting 29 markets coast to coast. Joining West on the first-ever “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” are Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson and Leanna Crawford, visiting arenas in November and December with more cities to be announced. Throughout February and March, West will be accompanied on “The Roadshow Tour” 2019 by Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher and Leanna Crawford with worship from special guest, Michael W. Smith. The two treks will give fans even more opportunities to experience the award-winning line-ups. Pre-sale is currently available for several dates of Compassion LIVE's “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” and “The Roadshow Tour” with the public on-sale launching on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. local time. More dates to be announced soon.
For tickets and additional information, visit www.matthewwest.com.
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 recipient and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). A recent recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others, and number one cuts by Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey. Selling more than 1.6 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: All In (2017), Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY® nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008), History (2005) and Happy (2003).
Well known for communicating stories through song, West has received thousands of stories from around the world. His studio album, Live Forever (2015), continued that storytelling theme and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. He has obtained numerous No. 1 singles, most recently with "Broken Things," while achieving a record-setting No. 1 for 17 straight weeks at radio with “Hello, My Name Is” and “The Motions” for 15 weeks.
Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One and his newest release, Hello My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, so along with his father Pastor Joe West he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information.
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