Following numerous No. 1 radio singles, songwriting awards, and touring in front of a million people, 2016 was an extraordinary year for award-winning artist and renowned songwriter MATTHEW WEST. Most recently, West has been named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. This news comes on the heels of being touted by ASCAP as their 2016 Christian Songwriter-Artist of the Year. West previously received this honor from ASCAP in both 2013 and 2015.
In 2016 alone, West had five No. 1 radio singles to his name, his own for “Grace Wins,” as well as for co-writing Casting Crowns’ “Just Be Held” and “One Step Away,” and “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” by Danny Gokey. He also wrote country star Scotty McCreery’s top radio hit “Feelin’ It,” which earned West his first ASCAP Country award. West’s current single, “Mended,” is continuing to climb the charts at radio and can be found on his current album, Live Forever.