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  • "All In" from All In
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  • "Before You Ask Her" from My Story Your Glory
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  • "Brand New" from Brand New
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  • "Broken Things" from All In
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  • "Come Home for Christmas" from Come Home for Christmas (Single)
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  • "Come On Christmas (Live From The Story House)" from We Need Christmas
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  • "Come On, Christmas" from Unto Us: A Christmas Collection
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  • "Day One" from Live Forever
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  • "Do Something" from Into the Light: Life Stories & Live Songs (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Dream Again" from All In
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  • "Forgiveness " from Into the Light
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  • "Forgiveness" from Into the Light: Life Stories & Live Songs (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Give This Christmas Away (feat. Amy Grant)" from The Heart Of Christmas
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  • "Gobble Gobble" from We Need Christmas
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  • "Grace Upon Grace" from Brand New
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  • "Grace Wins" from Live Forever
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  • "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Live From The Story House)" from We Need Christmas
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  • "Hello My Name Is" from Into the Light: Life Stories & Live Songs (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Hello, My Name Is " from Into the Light
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  • "Holy Night (Live From The Story House)" from We Need Christmas
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  • "Hope Returns" from Brand New
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  • "How Good of God" from My Story Your Glory
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  • "Jesus & You" from All In
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  • "Join the Angels" from Unto Us: A Christmas Collection
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  • "Live Forever" from Live Forever
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  • "Looking Up" from Brand New
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  • "Love on the Radio" from Brand New
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  • "Me On Your Mind" from My Story Your Glory
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  • "Me on Your Mind (feat. Anne Wilson)" from Me on Your Mind (feat. Anne Wilson) (Single)
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  • "Mended" from Live Forever
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  • "Mercy Is a Song" from All In
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  • "Mercy Is A Song (Acoustic)" from All In
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  • "Mercy Is A Song (Acoustic)" from Mercy Is A Song (Single)
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  • "Moved By Mercy" from Into the Light: Life Stories & Live Songs (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "My Own Little World" from The Story Of Your Life
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  • "My Story Your Glory" from My Story Your Glory
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  • "Nothing Else" from History
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  • "One Last Christmas" from The Heart Of Christmas
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  • "Quarantine Life" from Quarantine Life (Single)
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  • "Save A Place for Me" from Something To Say
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  • "Something Greater" from All In
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  • "Strong Enough" from The Story Of Your Life
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  • "Take Heart" from Take Heart (Single)
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  • "The Beautiful Things We Miss" from All In
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  • "The God Who Stays" from Brand New
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  • "The Heart Of Christmas" from The Heart Of Christmas
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  • "The Hope of Christmas" from We Need Christmas
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  • "The List" from Live Forever
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  • "The Motions" from Something To Say
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  • "Too Young Too Soon" from Brand New
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  • "Truth Be Told" from Brand New
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  • "Truth Be Told (feat. Carly Pearce)" from Truth Be Told (feat. Carly Pearce) (Single)
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  • "Unplanned (From the Original Motion Picture "Unplanned")" from Unplanned (From the Original Motion Picture "Unplanned") (Single)
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  • "Unto Us" from Unto Us: A Christmas Collection
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  • "Untold (bonus track)" from Live Forever
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  • "Walking Miracles" from Brand New
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  • "We Need Christmas" from We Need Christmas
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  • "What If" from Brand New
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  • "What If (feat. Lathan Warlick)" from What If (feat. Lathan Warlick) (Single)
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  • "While I Can" from My Story Your Glory
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  • "Winter Wonderland" from We Need Christmas
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  • "Wonderful Life" from My Story Your Glory
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  • "Wonderfully Made" from Into the Light: Life Stories & Live Songs (Deluxe Edition)
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  • "World Changers" from Live Forever
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  • "You Changed My Name" from My Story Your Glory
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    Latest News
    Matthew West Announces Upcoming Book
    (Sunday, April 24, 2022)
    The K-LOVE Fan Awards Announce Matthew West and Tauren Wells as Co-Hosts for 9th Annual Show
    (Friday, March 04, 2022)
    Matthew West Announces the Brand New Tour
    (Wednesday, December 08, 2021)
    For KING & COUNTY, Tenth Avenue North, And Matthew West Headline Live-Stream
    (Monday, November 23, 2020)
    Matthew West Set To Release Live EP
    (Sunday, October 04, 2020)
    'The Matthew West Podcast' Debuts At No. 1 On Apple Religion And Spirituality Chart
    (Thursday, August 27, 2020)
    That Sounds Fun Network Adds/Debuts The Matthew West Podcast
    (Friday, August 07, 2020)
    Matthew West Announces 'The Truth I'm Standing On' Concert
    (Wednesday, July 29, 2020)
    Matthew West Announces Virtual Concert
    (Thursday, July 23, 2020)
    The Christian Festival Association Announces Exciting Additions To Virtual Festival
    (Thursday, July 16, 2020)
    The Christian Festival Association Announces First Ever Virtual Tour
    (Thursday, July 02, 2020)
    Matthew West Shares New Song "Take Heart"
    (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)
    Matthew West Releases Live Recording Of His Encouraging And Timely Song "Hope Returns"
    (Sunday, March 22, 2020)
    Matthew West Announces Trip To The Holy Land With Author Max Lucado
    (Friday, February 28, 2020)
    Matthew West Set to Release New Album February 14, 2020
    (Friday, November 08, 2019)
    The K-LOVE Christmas Tour Invites Fans to Celebrate The Season
    (Monday, September 09, 2019)
    Matthew West Releases New Single, Music Video
    (Friday, July 26, 2019)
    Matthew West Welcomes New Season with 'The God Who Stays' Single
    (Tuesday, July 23, 2019)
    Matthew West Unites with Willie and Korie Robertson for Marriage-Focused 'Getaway Night' Tour
    (Friday, June 07, 2019)
    Mandisa, Matthew West to Return as Co-Hosts for EMMY Winning K-LOVE Fan Awards
    (Friday, April 05, 2019)
    Matthew West Signs with Provident Label Group/Sony Music
    (Thursday, March 07, 2019)
    Matthew West Surprised with RIAA Platinum Certification of 'The Motions'
    (Thursday, December 13, 2018)
    Billboard Premieres Matthew West's Brand-New 'Something Greater' Music Video
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018)
    First Ever 'The Roadshow Christmas Tour' and Fan-Favorite 'The Roadshow Tour' Announce 29 Stops
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018)
    Jeremy Camp and Matthew West to Co-Headline 'The Answer / All In' Tour This Fall
    (Monday, June 25, 2018)
    Matthew West Goes 'All In' with Special Version of Latest Chart-Topping Album
    (Friday, June 22, 2018)
    Matthew West Debuts Brand New Music Video for 'All In'
    (Saturday, April 28, 2018)
    K-LOVE Fan Awards to Air on Television for First Time with TBN at Helm
    (Friday, April 06, 2018)
    Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Rend Collective, Koryn Hawthorne to Unite for 'Summer Lights Tour'
    (Tuesday, April 03, 2018)
    Chris Pratt Visits Roadshow Tour
    (Friday, March 09, 2018)
    As We Ascend and Fireflight Among Collabs for 6th Annual WE LOVE Awards Performance Tonight
    (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
    Matthew West Pens Song for Wife Inspired by Real-Life Music City Love Story
    (Monday, February 12, 2018)
    Matthew West Performs at National Prayer Breakfast
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018)
    6th Annual WE LOVE Christian Music Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Now Open
    (Monday, December 04, 2017)
    6th Annual WE LOVE Christian Music Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Now Open
    (Monday, December 04, 2017)
    Matthew West to Perform at 2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017)
    The Roadshow 2018 Lineup Announced
    (Monday, October 23, 2017)
    Matthew West's Latest 'All In' Impacts Multiple Billboard Charts
    (Friday, October 06, 2017)
    Matthew West Drops Critically Lauded 'All In' Today
    (Friday, September 22, 2017)
    Matthew West Named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year at ASCAP Awards
    (Tuesday, September 19, 2017)
    Artists Gather to Host 'Together For Texas' Facebook Live Event Tomorrow
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)
    For KING & COUNTRY Earns Three Awards at Fifth Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards
    (Wednesday, June 14, 2017)
    Fans Invited to Take Part in the Ultimate Fan Experience 'K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope'
    (Monday, June 05, 2017)
    'The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope' Brings Christian Music Entertainment to Cinemas June 13 Only
    (Tuesday, May 09, 2017)
    More than 60,000 Attend 6th Annual WE LOVE Christian Music Awards
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017)
    for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle Top Nominees for 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    Newsong Celebrates 'The Best Christmas Ever' With Widespread Media Impact
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016)
    Newsong Heralds The Holidays With Christmas Recording and Tour
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates 26 GMA Dove Award Nominations
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    Matthew West and Crowder To Headline Winter Jam West
    (Monday, August 08, 2016)
    Matthew West Releases Music Video For 'Mended'
    (Tuesday, July 12, 2016)
    K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees Announced
    (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
    The Bible Tour 2016 Kicks Off With String Of Sold-Out Dates
    (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)
    Matthew West Achieves 7th No. 1 Radio Hit With "Grace Wins" On Multiple Charts
    (Thursday, March 03, 2016)
    The Bible Tour Kicks Off April 6 in California
    (Monday, February 29, 2016)
    Ted Cruz Leads Prayer at Winter Jam
    (Saturday, February 13, 2016)
    Artists Revel In Nashville Snow Day
    (Friday, January 22, 2016)
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck And Matthew West To Host 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Live From Nashville
    (Thursday, January 21, 2016)
    Matthew West Shares Heartfelt Call to Action with New Music Video "Untold"
    (Wednesday, January 20, 2016)
    Matthew West Premieres "Grace Wins" Music Video and New Book This Week
    (Friday, December 04, 2015)
    Fan Favorites for KING & COUNTRY and Matthew West to Headline WinterJam 2016
    (Monday, October 26, 2015)
    Plumb Song Featured In Upcoming Movie Trailer
    (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)
    Natalie Grant Features Special Guest Vocals On New Album
    (Thursday, September 10, 2015)
    NBA MVP Stephen Curry Joins Lecrae On Stage
    (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)
    Jon Foreman Nominated For Two San Diego Music Awards
    (Thursday, August 20, 2015)
    Matthew West's "Do Something" Becomes Theme Song for Glenn Beck's Restoring Unity Event
    (Monday, August 17, 2015)
    Rapture Ruckus And Jonathan Thulin To Headline Volcano Tour
    (Thursday, August 13, 2015)
    Micah Kuiper Of Hawk Nelson Gets Married
    (Thursday, August 06, 2015)
    Moriah Peters Prepares To Premier Brave Music Video
    (Wednesday, August 05, 2015)
    Jeremy And Adie Camp's Kids Write A Christmas Song
    (Thursday, July 30, 2015)
    Matthew West Announces Fall Dates For Live Forever Tour
    (Monday, June 29, 2015)
    VERIDIA Announces First Headlining Tour
    (Thursday, June 18, 2015)
    NEEDTOBREATHE Set To Play Good Morning America With Gavin DeGraw
    (Friday, June 12, 2015)
    Matthew West Has His First Album Debut At No. 1 With Live Forever
    (Thursday, May 07, 2015)
    Audrey Assad Launches PledgeMusic Campaign for Hymns Project
    (Friday, May 01, 2015)
    Matthew West Plays 24 Shows in 24 Hours
    (Thursday, April 30, 2015)
    Tenth Avenue North Records Guest Vocals for Rend Collective
    (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)
    TobyMac Reveals Details of Upcoming Album
    (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)
    Unspoken Announces Acoustic EP
    (Tuesday, April 28, 2015)
    Matthew West Announces Stage-It Show and 24 Shows In 24 Hours To Promote New Album
    (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)
    for KING & COUNTRY Begins You Matter Tour Round 2
    (Wednesday, April 15, 2015)
    Matthew West Live Forever Releases April 28 Available Now For Pre-Order
    (Thursday, April 02, 2015)
    Chris Tomlin Announces Worship Night in America Events
    (Friday, March 06, 2015)
    Matt Redman and Passion Record Live Album at Abbey Road Studios
    (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    Natalie Grant Re-purposes a Kiddie Pool in Snowed In Nashville
    (Wednesday, February 18, 2015)
    Matthew West Announces Tour with Colton Dixon to Celebrate Release of Upcoming Album Live Forever
    (Tuesday, February 17, 2015)
    Kirk Franklin Celebrates 45th Birthday and 19th Wedding Anniversary
    (Monday, January 26, 2015)
    Matthew West Releases New Christmas Single
    (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)
    Matthew West Starts Writing Third Album Inspired by Fan Stories
    (Thursday, October 30, 2014)
    Matthew West Trends On Facebook
    (Sunday, October 19, 2014)
    Matthew West captures his first Billboard Music Award
    (Monday, May 19, 2014)
    K-LOVE Fan Awards to Host First Annual RUN FOR LOVE 5K at Gaylord Opryland Hotel Set for May 31
    (Thursday, May 15, 2014)
    Matthew West Honored At 36th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards
    (Monday, May 12, 2014)
    Matthew West Wins His First American Music Award
    (Monday, November 25, 2013)
    World Vision Presents The Story Tour 2013
    (Monday, November 04, 2013)
    TobyMac, Tomlin, West Get American Music Award Nods
    (Monday, October 14, 2013)
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    Before becoming an award-winning CCM star, Illinois native Matthew West began his professional career penning hits for other major artists. By the mid-2000s, he'd secured a major-label deal and found widespread success in the Christian music market with a string of popular albums including 2008's Something to Say and 2015's Live Forever, the latter of which found its way onto the pop charts, earning him some crossover appeal. His output and work ethic remained consistent and in 2020 he inaugurated his own label with the release of Brand New.

    A high school baseball star, he'd originally hoped to attend college on a sports scholarship; instead, he accepted a four-year music scholarship from Millikin University, where he wound up recording several solo albums before graduating in 1999. On the strength of the spiritual pop songs that appeared on September Sun (1997), Every Step of the Way (1998), and Sellout (2002), he began landing work as a songwriter for hire. West also drew interest from Universal South Records, which signed the artist and released his major-label debut, the Dove Award-winning Happy, in 2003.

    History followed in 2005, and West supported the album's release with the first headlining tour of his career. Excessive use of his voice led to severe medical problems, though, forcing West to undergo throat surgery in 2007 to remove multiple polyps. Following a period of vocal rest, he returned in 2008 with Something to Say. The album's lead single, "You Are Everything," became the most-played song on Christian radio in 2008, and West -- now fully healed and singing comfortably -- quickly returned to the studio to record 2010's The Story of Your Life, which also charted well. A holiday album, The Heart of Christmas, arrived in 2011, and was followed by another studio record, Into the Light, in 2012.

    Three years later, 2015's Live Forever would prove to be another landmark album for West, reaching number one on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and number 51 on the Top 200. In 2017, West returned with his seventh studio album, All In, featuring the single "Broken Things," which earned him a Songwriter of the Year award at the 2018 Dove Awards. Launching his own imprint, Story House Music, West delivered his eighth outing, Brand New, in 2020.

    As someone who lives his faith in the public eye--West says he knows how easy it can be to coast, to pretend his spiritual life is in a better place than it actually is.

    "That's a dangerous place to be," he says. "That's what the Bible talks about. Being lukewarm. So I've had this idea that I want to be all in like never before. I want to be all in on this record, I want to be all in with the songs that I write, I want to be all in with my time with the Lord, I want to be all in with my wife, I want to be all in with my relationship with my daughters."

    West is still, and probably always will be, collecting stories through, a web home to a nonprofit he started with his dad, Pastor Joe West. The mission of popwe is to encourage people to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. West even formed a new company, Story House Collective, built to encourage and support the next generation of storytellers who work in the music industry.

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    Blessed | Posted October 27, 2010
    I love his message and personality! He loves his fans so much he gives tickets away, what a blessing!!

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    Great Artist! | Posted October 27, 2010
    Love everything about Matt's music. The style and message is truly powerful!!!

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    Awesome Guy! | Posted October 26, 2010
    I'm so stoked about the new album, being a JoyFM listener I got to hear a lot of the insider stuff about this album and I can't wait to own it! Plus I get to meet Matthew at the concert on Dec. 6th! Oh yea!

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    wonderful | Posted October 26, 2010
    such an excellent singer.

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    :) | Posted October 23, 2010
    An excellent songwriter.

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    amazing singer | Posted October 20, 2010
    You are a great singer and your life is a great testimony. Thank you.

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    :) | Posted October 20, 2010
    hope to see you in brandon, florida next month!

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    Always | Posted October 19, 2010
    one can always count on matthew west to offer us a good album. his songs are so heart-felt and true. and his new album is great. a must have.

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    awesome | Posted October 18, 2010
    great music always

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    good music | Posted October 15, 2010
    I really like his new CD

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