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Matthew West is a popular Contemporary Christian artist and a GMA Dove Award-winning songwriter. ∙ He began writing songs at his father’s church during college breaks and found early success providing tunes to such artists as Rascal Flatts and Billy Ray Cyrus. ∙ Happy, his 2003 major-label debut album, featured the radio hit “More,” which was named ASCAP’s 2004 Christian Song of the Year. ∙ In 2009, West received his first Grammy nomination, for the Christian-chart-topper “The Motions” from his Something to Say album. ∙ Between 2007 and 2020, he had five consecutive releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Christian Albums chart, with 2015’s Live Forever reaching No. 1. ∙ He made his film-acting debut in 2011’s The Heart of Christmas and received a 2012 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the title track. ∙ West provided Christian rock band Casting Crowns with two chart-topping singles in a row: 2018’s “Only Jesus” and 2019’s “Nobody,” on which he also made a guest appearance.

Downers Grove, IL, United States
April 25, 1977

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