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THAT SOUNDS FUN PODCAST NETWORK SURPASSES 40 MILLION DOWNLOADS AND CELEBRATES 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS OF THE MATTHEW WEST PODCAST

NETWORK CREATOR ANNIE F. DOWNS SURPRISED WEST WITH COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE DURING LIFEST PERFORMANCE LAST WEEK


That Sounds Fun Podcast Network Surprises Matthew West with Commemorative Plaque

Presented at Lifest during Matthew West's headlining show Friday night 7/30.


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NEWS SOURCE: The Media Collective
August 6, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN...8/4/21 - New York Times best-selling author and podcaster Annie F. Downs' That Sounds Fun Podcast Network has surpassed over 40 million downloads as a network and recently celebrated the milestone of five-time Grammy Award winner Matthew West's podcast hitting 1 million downloads. Downs surprised West with a plaque during his Lifest performance last week outside Nashville. 
"I’ve loved every second of launching my podcast, and I’m so thankful that people are tuning in weekly to be challenged, encouraged, and hopefully inspired to make the most of the one life we all get," remarked West. "I’m thankful for Annie and the entire team at TSF for showing me the way! I couldn’t ask for a better mentor than Annie F. Downs and I am excited for what’s to come. Thanks to this show, Wednesday is now my favorite day of the week!"
 
Joining Matthew on his podcast are some of his favorite artists, authors, athletes, and influencers such as Mark Hall from Casting Crowns, best selling author Max Lucado, Sadie and Korie Robertson, NBA star Cody Zeller, best-selling author and speaker Jon Gordon, and many more. In addition, listeners will be taken behind-the-scenes in each episode to experience some of the powerful stories behind his music.
Now home to eleven shows, including her own "That Sounds Fun" podcast, which has over 50 million downloads, Downs' Network is living up to its promise to be an amusement park of podcasts with an aim to entertain, impact, help, and bless you and the people you love. To find out more on the network overall, you can visit thatsoundsfunnetwork.com. To interview one of the hosts from the That Sounds Fun Network, or if you want to be on one of the That Sounds Fun Network shows, please email guests@thatsoundsfunnetwork.com.

Get Connected with Annie F. Downs:

Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, Tennessee. Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they’ve been long-time friends. Founder of the That Sounds Fun Podcast Network—which includes her aptly named flagship show, "That Sounds Fun"—and author of multiple bestselling books like 100 Days to Brave, Remember God, and That Sounds Fun. Annie shoots straight and doesn’t shy away from the tough topics. But she always finds her way back to the truth that God is good and that life is a gift. Annie is a huge fan of laughing with friends, confetti, soccer, and boiled peanuts (preferably from a back-roads Georgia gas station). Read more at anniefdowns.com and find her (embarrassingly easily) all over the internet at @anniefdowns.
 
 
ABOUT MATTHEW WEST: Matthew West is a five-time GRAMMY nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, and a 2018 GMA Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient and has two RIAA® Gold-certified and a RIAA Platinum-certified singles. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award, and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.”

In addition to his own recording career, he has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, and others, along with back-to-back No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns including their single, "Nobody," which features West. He was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2019 for Casting Crowns' song, "Only Jesus," as a songwriter. West also co-wrote Jeremy Camp's multi-week No. 1 song, "Keep Me In The Moment." In February 2020, he released his new studio album, Brand New, which produced the multiple-week No. 1 single, "The God Who Stays," and his most recent No. 1 single, "Truth Be Told." In August 2020 he launched his official podcast, "The Matthew West Podcast," on the Annie F. Downs' That Sounds Fun Network.

 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 Hello, My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story. Along with his father, Pastor Joe West, they founded POPWE, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information. For all things Matthew, visit his site at MatthewWest.com.

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