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, and a K-LOVE Fan Award, and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. He has cohosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards numerous 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 Casting Crowns.
Matthew is the host of the popular weekly podcast The Matthew West Podcast, with more than one million listeners so far. He has written six books to date: Give This Christmas Away; The Story of Your Life; Forgiveness; Today Is Day One; Hello, My Name Is; and now his latest, The God Who Stays. 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. Matthew and his wife, Emily, live in Nashville with their two daughters, Lulu and Delaney, and their dog, Nick.