Matthew West returns with his first-ever Christmas album, The Heart of Christmas. Even though this is Matthew’s first Christmas album, several of these songs have already received significant airplay at Christian radio, including “One Last Christmas,” “Give This Christmas Away,” and “Christmas Makes Me Cry.” Includes the new single “Heart of Christmas” and several other new songs, and traditional Christmas favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Away In A Manger” and “Jingle Bells.” This fall, Matthew’s music will be featured prominently in an upcoming GMC film, which was inspired by the song “One Last Christmas” and the true story behind it. Matthew will continue The Story of Your Life tour and also embark on a Christmas tour.
“Since the beginning of my career, I've dreamed of making a Christmas album,” says Matthew, “and I'm so excited to finally get that chance this year! The Heart of Christmas is a collection of original songs I've written, and some of my favorite classics. I was honored to have iconic artists like Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and Mandisa from American Idol join me on a few of the songs, and those are personal highlights for me.”
“There's just something about Christmas music that can stir up the warmth, the emotion, and the joy of the season. I hope "The Heart of Christmas," can be one of those records people find themselves returning to year after year, and as they do, may they find their hearts returning to the true meaning of this wonderful season.” – 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.
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