Matthew West is a highly acclaimed musician, with five GRAMMY® nominations, multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year awards, and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) title under his belt. He has also received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, and a K-LOVE Fan Award, and was named Billboard's Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. The recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West even received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track of the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.” His single "Hello, My Name Is" has earned him an RIAA Gold certification, while "The Motions" has earned him an RIAA Platinum certification.
Apart from his career as a recording artist, West has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards five times and has written over 130 songs, which have been recorded by various artists like Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, and more. He has also written six books to date, including Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One, Hello, My Name Is, and his latest, The God Who Stays.
West is passionate about bringing hope and healing to people through the power of prayer and storytelling. Alongside his father, Pastor Joe West, he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry that helps people to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. For more information, please visit popwe.org.