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Matthew West’s “The Story of Your Life Tour”
Sells Out Majority of Dates Across Country

New Single “Strong Enough” Most Added this Week at AC Radio

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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
April 5, 2011

Nashville, Tenn. Apr. 5, 2011… Matthew West concluded the spring leg of his headlining tour, “The Story of Your Life Tour” Sunday, April 3 in Kearney, NE. The tour proved to be a success, selling out eleven of the fourteen dates. The tour aims to bring to life the over 10,000 stories that inspired his latest album The Story of Your Life. The letters used to shape the new album came in from all over the U.S. and 20 other countries across the world. West will continue to make appearances throughout the year in support of his latest album, a full list of dates can be found on his website:

West’s new single, “Strong Enough,” released to radio Friday, April 1 and was the most added at AC radio for the week. The song received 23 adds within the first week, and debuted at No. 50 on the National Christian Audience Chart and “New & Active” on AC Monitored. The song tells the story of Haleigh who was involved in a car accident in December of 2006. In a time of frustration following 13 surgeries and a multitude of hospital visits, Haleigh’s mother told her daughter “the Lord doesn’t put anything on us that he doesn’t think we are strong enough to handle,” to which Haleigh said, “Well he must think we are pretty freaking strong then!” The full story behind the song can be viewed by visiting,

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More information on Matthew West:
GRAMMY ® nominated singer/songwriter Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005) and Something to Say (2008). His latest album, The Story of Your Life, was inspired by 10,000 stories from every state in the U.S. and 20 countries. The album released on October 5, 2010, and garnered attention from CNN Online, Fox News, Billboard Magazine, Country Weekly, American Songwriter and more. The Story of Your Life gave West the largest street week debut of his career selling over 10,000 units the first week landing at No. 3 on Christian Soundscan, and No. 41 on the Billboard Top 200. His songwriting credits include Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diamond Rio and more.

For more info on Matthew West, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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