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Matthew West's Newest Album Just Got Better

Mandisa and Matthew West at the 6th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards (The M Collective)

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In what some are calling Matthew West’s most personal album to date, All In now comes with five brand new acoustic tracks. All In contains songs that heavily reflect the personal stories of West and his desire to go "all in" in every area of his life including faith, family and relationships. The new tracks included on the redelivered version include the title track “All In,” “Jesus & You,” “The Beautiful Things We Miss,” “Mercy Is A Song” and the No. 1 hit song “Broken Things.”

"The songwriting process for [All In], and every record I make, usually begins with my guitar and my journal. From there, these songs begin to take shape and I get to watch them grow up throughout my time in the studio until they’re all ready to be sent out into the world," said West. "But there’s something special to me about revisiting these songs and playing them the way they were first written - leaving some of the bells and whistles behind. That’s why I wanted to re-release this record I’m so proud of, with new versions of some of the songs in a more stripped-down form."

The special release comes on the heels of the sixth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, where West teamed up with longtime friend Mandisa to host his fourth K-LOVE Awards at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry.

West recently released a music video for "Becoming Me" as a touching tribute to moms for Mother's Day. Written to honor his wife, Emily, along with his own mother, the video has over 2 million global views since its release. West's new video for "The Beautiful Things We Miss" is also making a big impact with families, with an outpouring of support from The National Fatherhood Initiative, Dad Tired and Loving It, Dad of Divas, Your Modern Family, That Dad Blog and more. Pressing pause on life's precious moments, the video is composed of a montage of personal photos of West and his wife Emily, along with their two daughters, Lulu and Delaney.


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