Nashville, Tenn., March 19, 2012…
In a note ( http://www.matthewwest.com/2012/02/08/i-need-stories/) posted originally to fans, two-time GRAMMY ® nominee Matthew West
is once again extending an invite for people to submit their stories for his new album slated to debut in the fall of this year. After receiving over 10,000 personal stories from all over the globe for his 2010 project The Story of Your Life, the acclaimed singer/songwriter who has been forever impacted by the outpouring of stories, felt as though there was even more for others to say during this season of his music. The singer/songwriter is collecting stories through the end of March, and giving away a free download of “The Story of Your Life” for every submission. West
will begin recording the new album in the spring of this year with a plan to unveil the set of new songs in September.
“Even after [The Story of Your Life] was released and I was no longer officially collecting stories, the stories did not stop pouring in," explains West
. “On average, over a hundred stories have been sent to my website every week during these last two years. I could sense this season of telling the stories of peoples' lives wasn't quite finished yet. I'm beyond excited to take this journey with you with this new season of stories and songs.”
Just a month after wrapping the nearly sold out “The Heart of Christmas Tour” with fellow GRAMMY ® nominee Mandisa
is embarking on the nationwide “Come to the Well Tour” with Casting Crowns this spring. Hitting major markets such as Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., Baltimore, Md., Philadelphia, Penn. and more, the tour will visit around 40 markets from February through May.
The end of 2011 found West
wrapping promotion for his first full length Christmas record, The Heart of Christmas, and movie of the same name. The title track struck Top 10 on mainstream AC radio. Additionally, THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS film was the highest rated gmc WORLD PREMIERE MOVIE in the history of the channel.