Five-time Grammy® nominated artist Matthew West documents the heartbreak, happiness and everything in between in new song and video "Wonderful Life" - available today across all digital streaming platforms. The tender piano ballad was inspired by an experience with a fan named Ron Janca, who was battling ALS and gave West a new perspective on life. The poignant music video, directed by Sean Hagwell, features real-life footage from Janca's life and the Zoom meeting between him and West.
"My goal with that Zoom call was to sing for Ron and hopefully be an encouragement to him, but Ron had other plans," shares West. "He spent the entire call encouraging me! Little did Ron know that at that time I was battling some serious discouragement and was pretty depressed about the circumstances around me. But here was a guy able to see past his own battle with ALS to show kindness to me. I'll never forget that. A few weeks later I received a call telling me that Ron passed away. I sat down and wrote this song. These past couple years have brought us tears, heartache, sickness and pain, but Ron taught me about the joy and the peace that you can find in this broken and beautiful, gone mad and magical, awfully wonderful life."
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