Matthew West with Guitar
Official site: www.matthewwest.com

Matthew Joseph West is an American Contemporary Christian musician and actor from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released five studio albums and is known for his songs “More”, “You Are Everything”, and “The Motions”. He was nominated for five Dove Awards in 2005, two of which were for his major label debut album Happy. West won the 2013 American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist.

West was born on April 25, 1977 in Downers Grove, Illinois. As a child he was a fan of his hometown baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, and wanted to eventually have a career in baseball. He played baseball throughout high school at Downers Grove North High School, becoming team captain as a senior. He was hoping for a college baseball scholarship but instead ended up receiving a four-year music scholarship at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He graduated from Millikin in 1999.

Matthew West Songs and Lyrics