Matthew Joseph West is a Contemporary Christian musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released four studio albums and is known for his #1 hits "More", "You Are Everything", and "The Motions". He was nominated for five Dove Awards in 2005, two of which were for his major label debut album Happy.
First starting out as an independent musician in the late 1990s, he released three independent albums before signing with Universal South Records. With the release of his Dove Award-winning debut album Happy (2003) came the success of his first radio single "More", which stayed at #1 on Christian AC charts for nine weeks and received two Dove Award nominations. His second record History (2005) was followed by a 2006 re-release of the originally independent album Sellout. In 2007 he faced vocal issues which threatened his career with two months of prescribed vocal rest. His third studio album Something to Say (2008) also enjoyed chart success with #1 hits "You Are Everything" and "The Motions".
In addition to his main solo career, West has worked as a songwriter for many Christian musicians and groups such as Point of Grace, Mandisa, and Natalie Grant, as well as mainstream country acts Rascal Flatts and Billy Ray Cyrus.
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Nashville, Tenn. - To kick off the release of Live Forever, Matthew West's new album dropping next Tuesday, April 28, West is staging quite a promotional event - a first for the Christian music industry. West will embark on a non-stop "24 Shows in 24 Hours" on street date, which will kick off with an exclusive live acoustic Stage-It show the day before, April 27.
Nashville, Tenn – With numerous awards and accolades already to his name, Matthew West has received his first Billboard Music Award. Announced last night during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards held live in Las Vegas, his No. 1 single "Hello, My Name Is" was named Best Christian Song. West was also nominated for Top Christian Artist.
Nashville, Tenn. – Last night Matthew West was awarded two of the top honors at the 36th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards. West was named Songwriter of the Year after having an amazing 2013 with his hit song “Hello My Name Is,” a record-breaking No. 1 song at Christian radio for 17 weeks. This song also earned West the ASCAP Song of the Year.