From L to R: David Sylvester (Vice President of Marketing, Capitol Christian Music Group), Brad O’Donnell (Chief Creative Officer, Capitol Christian Music Group), Matthew West, Hudson Plachy (Chief Marketing Officer, Capitol Christian Music Group), Peter York (Chairman & CEO, Capitol Christian Music Group) – Photo Credit: Trent Nicholson
Earlier this week, Capitol Christian Music Group surprised Matthew West with an RIAA certified platinum (1 million single sales) plaque commemorating his landmark song, “The Motions.” No. 1 at Christian airplay for eight weeks with over 170 million global streams, the hit single marks West’s first career RIAA certified platinum single.
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 AC Monitored with “Hello, My Name Is” and RIAA platinum certified “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.
West is currently headlining Compassion LIVE’s first ever “The Roadshow Christmas Tour,” followed by “The Roadshow Tour” 2019. Throughout February and March, West will be accompanied on “The Roadshow Tour” 2019 by Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher and Leanna Crawford with worship from special guest, Michael W. Smith. For tickets and information, click here.
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