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Matthew West “18 Summers” Music Video

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Following the sentimental track release last month, Matthew West drops the accompanying music video for “18 Summers” – out now. Inspired by his two daughters, specifically as his oldest, Lulu, readies to graduate high school and go off to college, the tune is one all parents can relate to about how fast time flies. Penned by West with collaborators Jeff Pardo and AJ Pruis, the reflective song walks through special memories with his family over the last 18 years of parenthood. The accompanying music video, shot in Nashville, depicts the sweet father and daughter relationship throughout the final summer and wraps up with the emotional college drop off.

Adding to the excitement this week, West notched three K-Love Fan Award nominations including Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for his latest “Don’t Stop Praying.” The track, which is a call-to-action, a charge, for believers around the world, is currently number 6 on the AC monitored radio chart and number 5 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. West currently has three songwriter credits in the top 10 at Christian radio with his own “Don’t Stop Praying,” Casting Crowns’ “All Because of Mercy,” and Anne Wilson’s “Strong,” which just spent a week at number one. Voting for the K-Love Fan Awards is open now HERE.

West recently dropped his sixth book My Story, Your Glory (K-LOVE Books), a 30-day devotional to help guide readers to discover how God’s love can rewrite our stories and explore how God’s glory redeems every chapter of our lives. With My Story, Your Glory, which was inspired by his hit song and No. 1 album of the same name, it is West’s goal to help readers reflect on the less-than-perfect parts of their lives and to point them to examples in Scripture and how God redeemed their stories while encouraging them to give God the glory in both the best days and worst days.

The 5x GRAMMY® nominee will be announcing new dates for his DON’T STOP PRAYING TOUR soon. For ticket information visit matthewwest.com/tour.

Dubbed by Billboard as “one of Christian music’s most prolific singer-songwriters,” West is going into 2024 after a strong trajectory in 2023. Highlights include being honored with ASCAP’s prestigious Golden Note Award, presented to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones and releasing his double album – MY STORY YOUR GLORY. He also celebrated another landmark success – he notched his 30th number one song as an artist-songwriter combined. 2024 also marks the 20th anniversary of his first #1 song “More,” from his debut album HAPPY. The inaugural track held the number one spot for 9 weeks – an impressive start to his now 20 years of radio accomplishments.

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