A four-time GRAMMY® nominee, American Music Award winner, GMA Dove Award winner, K-LOVE Fan Award winner and Billboard's 2016 pick for Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year, everybody knows that Matthew West has gone all in throughout his music career, but with his eighth studio album set to release, he's ready for his fans to know that he wants to go all in in every area of his life.
As someone who lives his faith in the public eye--West says he knows how easy it can be to coast, to pretend his spiritual life is in a better place than it actually is.
"That's a dangerous place to be," he says. "That's what the Bible talks about. Being lukewarm. So I've had this idea that I want to be all in like never before. I want to be all in on this record, I want to be all in with the songs that I write, I want to be all in with my time with the Lord, I want to be all in with my wife, I want to be all in with my relationship with my daughters."
Because he was writing from a place of such personal conviction, longtime West fans are going to be able to hear something a little different on this album: the most vulnerable music of his career.
Since 2009, the singer/songwriter has been collecting stories from people all over the world. By now, he has well over 40,000 of them. And for the past several albums, he has taken their stories of heartache and hope and turned them into songs. All In includes songs like these, dedicated to others' stories, but this album will give listeners a glimpse into West's personal stories as well.
West is still, and probably always will be, collecting stories through popwe.org, a web home to a nonprofit he started with his dad, Pastor Joe West. The mission of popwe is to encourage people to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. West even formed a new company, Story House Collective, built to encourage and support the next generation of storytellers who work in the music industry.
Love your music!| Posted May 20, 2014
You're one of my favorite Artists. Your songs go deeper than just music. They speak to the soul and push me to be better. Forgiveness is incredible. Keep up the great work.
Matthew West (aka Matth Westa)| Posted November 15, 2012
First is anyone is wondering what Matth Westa is that is Mandisa's nickname for Matthew she calls him a black girl in a white boy's body and Matth Westa is her black girl name for him. (heard that on klove thought it was funny)anyway I cannot get enough of his song "More" it is definately the most powerful example of God's Love ever put into song i listen to it at least 5 times a day!!!!
Broken Girl| Posted November 05, 2012
Thank you so much for this song. I have been on a journey to find God in my life and was introduced to your music through the song Forgiveness. I am not able to forgive yet or put my trust in God, but I am working on this. Your song Broken Girl really speaks to me and definitely has helped me in my search for trust.
Matthew West is amazing!| Posted February 19, 2011
Matthew West is truly an amazing person.God has used him in so many ways.
I got the chance to meet him back in 2009 and he is a really nice person! He is talented,smart,kind,and funny!!!!
One of the best artists of our time.| Posted November 01, 2010
I started listening to Contemporary Christian music about a year ago and since then, one of my favorite artists has been Matthew West. His songs are very inspiring, and the lyrics to his songs are ones that we can compare to our own lives as well.
Just keeps getting better| Posted November 01, 2010
Matthew West is one of the few artists that pick up speed and quality as they continue to write songs. Some artists burn out after the first couple of albums but Matthew West continues to pour himself into his music and it shows.
A Heart with Something to Say| Posted October 31, 2010
Infectious melodies, passionate vocals, and a heart burning for God ... Matthew West is one of those artists who always has a song that will touch your heart and draw you close to the One Who they're all about.
Awesome Message| Posted October 30, 2010
I have used Matthew West's music to help young children with their walk with Jesus. He has always have good messages and very very powerful. He is awesome and just saying that is an understatement.