Who Is Matthew West?
Matthew West is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. A recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.” He has been awarded a RIAA Gold certification for his single “Hello, My Name Is” and RIAA Platinum certification for the song “The Motions.”
In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards five times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey and others, along with back-to-back No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns including their recent single, “Nobody,” which West is featured.
Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One and his latest, Hello, My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story.
To find out more, please visit MatthewWest.com.
Join Matthew for his podcast with some of his favorite artists, authors, athletes, and influencers such as Mark Hall from Casting Crowns, Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson East, Country Star Carly Pearce, Best Selling Author and Podcast Host Annie F. Downs, Comedian Michael JR., and many more. In addition, listeners get a behind-the-scenes look in each episode at some of the powerful stories behind the music, plus a special segment "DADVICE" with Matthew's dad and popwe director, Joe West. MatthewWest.com/Podcast