Today’s Night of Joy blog post profiles a Night of Joy veteran – Matthew West.
Night of Joy 2013 will be Matthew’s fifth appearance and we’re so pumped to have him back this year.
Matthew has traveled a very unique path over the past couple of years. Songs on his last two studio records – The Story of Your Life and Into the Light – have been based on stories from fans. Matthew asked his fans to send him their stories and then holed himself up in a cabin to process the staggering amount of stories he received and then write songs for the records. And those stories have resonated with a ton of fans. His latest single – “Hello, My Name Is” – has dominated the Christian single charts and is currently still at Number One — for a record-breaking 16th consecutive week!”
Matthew is also an acclaimed song writer, co-writing hits not only for himself, but for folks like Rascal Flatts, Casting Crowns, Billy Ray Cyrus and Natalie Grant.
We caught with him at the KLOVE Fan Awards in Nashville a couple of months ago where he told us about how he and his kids plan for their trip to Disney and his epic journey through the last two records.
The complete line-up includes:
- Friday, September 6: Mercy Me, Steven Curtis Chapman & Michael W. Smith, Skillet, Mandisa, Audio Adrenaline, For King and Country, Moriah Peters, We As Human and City Harbor
- Saturday, September 7: TobyMac, Francesca Batistelli, Newsboys, Matthew West, Group 1 Crew, Building 429, Plumb and Jamie Grace
One-day tickets to Disney’s Night of Joy are $55 plus tax in advance and $65 plus tax the night of the show (if available). Two-night tickets are $99 plus tax (advance purchase only) and group discounts are also available.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit www.nightofjoy.com.