Four-time GRAMMY® nominee and recent ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner Matthew West is set to perform at the first-ever “Sunday Morning At The River” as a part of Country Music Association’s 2013 CMA Music Festival. The event will also include performances by 14-time GRAMMY® winner and country/bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, as well as country music duo Joey + Rory. Pastor Mike Glenn of Brentwood Baptist Church will give a special message. Admission to the event is free to the public and will take place on June 9 at 10:00 AM on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage.
The special performance comes at an important time in Matthew West’s career, as his second single, “Hello, My Name Is,” from the 2012 album INTO THE LIGHT, recently hit No. 1 at Christian Radio. The empowering song, which is inspired by a true story of addiction and recovery as a part of over 10,000 stories sent to West, holds the No. 1 spot atop the National Christian Audience, AC Monitored and AC Indicator charts with total audience impressions reaching over 10 million. “Hello, My Name Is” continues to hold the top spot of the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Top Songs chart.
Matthew West has also just announced his fall tour. The “Into The Light Tour” will feature special guests Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro, and will hit 35 cities nationwide in support of INTO THE LIGHT, the album that has been referred to by critics as “emotional,” “entertaining” and an “honest celebration of humanity.” Dates and cities will be announced at a later date.