NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 5, 2024)
Matthew West kicks off the new year with the release of anthemic new track “Don’t Stop Praying.” Penned by West with Jeff Pardo, the inspiring new tune serves as a refreshing reminder to not lose faith and continue to turn to Jesus as we start the year. K-LOVE is also kicking off their January by playing the song every hour on the hour all day today (1/5) as part of their K-LOVE First feature. The 5x GRAMMY® nominee is gearing up for his DON’T STOP PRAYING 2024 TOUR with special guest Cochren & Co which kicks off in February. For dates and ticket information visit matthewwest.com/tour.
“Every year I land on a personal theme that becomes a mission statement for my own faith journey,” shares West. “This year’s theme is don’t stop praying.
We’ve all been to a place where discouragement can make us wonder if God really hears our prayers. I wrote this song for anybody who’s ever felt like giving up or losing their faith. I couldn’t be more excited to start the new year off with this new song. I hope it encourages anyone who hears it to join me in a commitment to prayer in 2024. Pray for our families, for our friends, for our enemies, for our nation, for our world. God hears the prayers of his people, so don’t stop praying.”
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. Additionally, he 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.