I really love it when I get an opportunity to blog about something near and dear to my heart – and today that is the new CCM album, All In, by Matthew West that will be released on September 22, 2017!!
Matthew West wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be.
Along that same theme, on September 18, Matthew West launched a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media. Each week Matthew will challenge his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?
And this album, All In, is awesome! I’ve already added some of the songs to my running playlist because they are so upbeat and great! Besides those songs with the faster beat, I’m not sure if it’s my country roots pouring over or what, but one of my favorite songs on the CD is a song entitled Jesus and You. I love the lyrics and I love the song. Take a listen below:
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. He has garnered an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and was named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year in 2016. 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, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others. Selling more than 1.6 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes the acclaimed releases 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 latest studio album, Live Forever, continues that storytelling theme and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. He has garnered numerous #1 hits, most recently with “Grace Wins,” and achieved a record-setting #1 for 17 consecutive weeks at radio with “Hello, My Name Is,” as well as a 15-week chart-topper with “The Motions.”
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 title, 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 craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Visit popwe.org for more information.
Yep, that’s right……..and now for the giveaway!!! I’ve been authorized to do a giveaway for a complimentary copy of Matthew West’s new CD, All In, to one of my awesome readers! There are rules which are listed below, but as long as you meet the rules, you can enter by clicking below:
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