West Performs at ASCAP Christian Awards, Honored for No.1 Song "Broken Things"
“Mercy Is A Song” Three-Track Single
Now Available for Digital Download
West Continues Nationwide Trek on "The Answer/All In Tour," Gears Up for "The Roadshow Christmas Tour"
Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2018) – Matthew West took home his first GMA Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year (Artist) at the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards Tuesday night at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The prestigious accolade comes on the heels of the ASCAP Christian Awards, where West was honored for his No.1 hit song "Broken Things," which he later performed that evening. A tenured songwriter, West has over 100 songwriting credits to his name for artists in multiple genres.
The GRAMMY® Nominee also released a three-track single for “Mercy Is A Song” this past Friday. Featuring the original studio recording found on West's chart-topping album All In, the three-track single also includes an intimate acoustic version of the song, along with a special live performance recording featuring Jordan Feliz. The pair also released a video of the song three months prior, which has already garnered over 141 thousand views since its release.
"This song is a reminder that going all in isn’t always about what we do, but it’s about what’s been done for us. Sometimes it’s hard to let it really sink in just how much God has done for us, how much He loves us, and how free we really are," said West. "I'm glad to be giving this song its own spotlight."
Following "The Answer/All In Tour," a 20 city co-headlining fall tour with Jeremy Camp, West will be headlining Compassion LIVE’s “The Roadshow Christmas Tour." Joining West on the first-ever “The Roadshow Christmas Tour” are Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson and Leanna Crawford, visiting arenas in November and December. For tickets and additional information, visit www.matthewwest.com.
To purchase the three-track single of "Mercy Is A Song," click here.
About Matthew West:
Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and 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 recent recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others, and number one cuts by Casting Crowns and Danny Gokey. Selling more than 1.6 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).
Well known for communicating stories through song, West has received thousands of stories from around the world. His studio album, Live Forever (2015), continued that storytelling theme and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Sales Chart. He has obtained numerous No. 1 singles, most recently with "Broken Things," while achieving a record-setting No. 1 for 17 straight weeks at radio with “Hello, My Name Is” and “The Motions” for 15 weeks.
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 newest release, Hello My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, so along with his father Pastor Joe West he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information.
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