Matthew West

Matthew West is an affable fellow. He is the kind of guy that 1) goes
out of his way to make others laugh and 2) you could imagine going
into a nursing home and making everyone in there feel better. The
Christian music industry just might have the next Michael W. Smith on
its hands with this charming, likeable guy.
West’s new release, “History,” is the follow-up to his multiple GMA
Music Award-nominated debut, “Happy,” which featured the undeniably
catchy hit, “More.” Produced by Kenny Greenberg and Jason Houser and
co-produced by West, “History” features 11 cuts, all of which were
written or co-written by West.
In keeping with the album’s concept, the debut single, “Next Thing
You Know,” is the story of West’s salvation experience and conveys
the message that Christ can make history of past sins.
The new album also features “The Day Before You,” a song West wrote
for his wife, which was recorded by Rascal Flatts on the group’s
multi-platinum country release, “Feels Like Today.” Additional
highlights of the project include the title-cut, “The Light of
Eternity,” “Only Grace,” and “The Last Ones,” among others.
“I’m excited about `History’ because it carries this common theme
throughout the whole album: Our lives are history in the making,”
said West. “And I hope the album will inspire listeners to look at
life from a different perspective, an eternal perspective. Over the
last couple years of my career, I’ve been reminded time and again
that God has a specific plan for me, and it’s not just to be
successful in the eyes of the world; it’s to be a history maker in
the light of eternity.”
“One of Matthew’s strongest qualities is how well he relates to
people, both personally and through his message,” said Karin Cupit,
Director of National Sales & Marketing, Universal South Records. “The
success of his first album is evidence of how well he connects with
listeners. We are very proud to be working with such an amazing
“Matthew knows how to write great songs and that is why he connects
with people, why he sells records, and why he will have a long
career,” said Bryan M. Ward, artist development director, EMI
CMG. “He has a unique talent in that he can sing songs and tell
stories that have you laughing one moment and thinking about the
meaning of your life the next. We are honored to work with Matthew
and look forward to this record resonating in people’s lives.”
This summer, West will make appearances at several Christian music
festivals, including Spirit West Coast and Lifefest, and he will also
appear at Disney’s Night of Joy in September. Additionally, he is
slated to perform at various minor league ballparks around the
country as part of “faith nights” with the Fort Worth Cats, the Omaha
Royals, the Tulsa Drillers, and the Jackson, Tennessee Diamond Jaxx
baseball clubs.
In addition to Rascal Flatts, West’s songs have been recorded Billy
Ray Cyrus, Point of Grace, Natalie Grant, Joy Williams, and Jump 5,
among others.
Will Matthew West make Christian music history with “History?” We
shall seeā€¦
From Christian Musc Monthly: June
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