Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014), a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016), and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). 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.”
In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards four times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa and others, along with No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey. Selling more than 1.9 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases All In(2017), Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life, (2010), Something to Say (2008), History (2005) and Happy (2003). He’s also released two holiday albums, Unto Us: A Christmas Collection (2016) and The Heart of Christmas (2011).
Known for communicating stories through song, West has received thousands of stories from around the world. His 2015 studio album Live Forever continued that storytelling theme and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. He has also obtained numerous No. 1 singles, most recently with “Broken Things” while achieving a record-setting No. 1 for 17 straight weeks at radio with the RIAA-certified Gold single “Hello, My Name Is” and “The Motions” for 15 weeks, now RIAA-certified Platinum.
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. Along with his father Pastor Joe West they founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information.