Seek out a better experience, upgrade to a full membership! (Learn more)
 News Pop / Rock 16/06/2005

Bright Future For Matthew West's History, In Stores 6/21

BRENTWOOD, TN. (Sparrow Records) - Personable singer/songwriter Matthew West will release his second album, HISTORY, on June 21. The set follows his popular debut, which earned numerous award nominations and made history of its own.

Produced by Kenny Greenberg and Jason Houser, HISTORY features lead-off single 'Next Thing You Know,' about West's decision to become a Christian after watching Billy Graham preach on television. Another standout cut is 'The Day Before You,' which the artist wrote for his wife.
Country group Rascal Flatts recorded a version of the song last year on its multi-platinum release, FEELS LIKE TODAY.

'I'm excited about HISTORY because it carries this common theme throughout the whole album: Our lives are history in the making,' West explains. 'And I hope the album will inspire listeners to look at life from a different perspective, an eternal perspective. I've been reminded time and again that God has a specific plan for me, and it's not just to be successful in the eyes of the world, it's to be a history maker in the light of eternity.'

Notably, the new album's title was semi-inspired by a headline – 'Matthew West Makes History' – that appeared soon after the release of his debut, HAPPY. That project's first single, 'More,' had just spent nine weeks at No 1 on the Christian Adult Contemporary (AC) chart according to Radio & Records (R&R) magazine—longer than any other new artist in the record books.

R&R tallied 'More' as the most played Christian AC song of 2004, and the tune won the 2005 ASCAP Christian Music Award for Song of the Year.

HAPPY, released in December 2003, charted three hits, and West received five 2005 GMA Music Award nominations, including New Artist, Song of the Year, and Pop/Contemporary Song and Album.
For more about Matthew West's HISTORY, available June 21, visit

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

Most read news of the week
George Strait Releases New Album 'Somewhere Down In Texas' On June 28, 2005
House Music Awards 2005
Album Of The Week: The Forty5South - We're Country So We Can
Matthew West Makes 'History' June 21, 2005
Bob Morelli Named Executive Vice President/ General Manager, RED Distribution
Ellis Hooks Signs To Evidence Records, Readies New Album 'Godson Of Soul'
DJ Craze turns it up with 'Miami Heat' (Drum'n'Bass)
Clear Channel's Instant LiveTM-TM- Enters into HFA's 'Express Live' CD and DPD Licensing Agreement; Flexible Licensing Solution Enables Immediate Availability of Live Concert Recordings
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters have been selected for Koshi's first compilation, 'L.A. Woman: Song Book One'
Bellamy Brothers Score Top 3 Slots on Europe's Hotdisc Chart
TV One On One Features Exclusive Will Smith Interview Just in Time for Independence Day
A New Standard in Family Music
RoadRunner Records: More All Stars Announced
Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris, Marcia Ball, David Grisman Quintet, Buddy Miller, Angel Band, Tempest Among 50+ Acts Arriving August 26-28 at Old Pool Farm
R. Kelly TP.3 Reloaded In Stores July 5, 2005

© 2001-2019 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0293519 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0087666511535645 secs
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.

Free for everyone, funded by music lovers -> Find out how