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The Bible for Kids Podcast

Jun 21, 2021

This week hosts Mike and Amy talk with singer songwriter author Matthew West on The Bible for Kids Podcast.


Matthew West is a five time GRAMMY nominee, a multiple ASCAPChristian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, and a 2018 GMA Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient and has two RIAA® Golcertified and a RIAA Platinum certified and a RIAA Platinum certified singles. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K LOVE Fan Award, and named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.”

In addition to his own recording career, he has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name including cuts by Rascal Flats, Scott McCreery, Michael W Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, and others, along with back to back No 1 songs by Casting Crowns including their single "Nobody," which features West.  He was also nominated for a Grammy award in 2019 for the Casting Crowns' song, "Only Jesus," as a songwriter.

West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One and Hello, My Name Is.  He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story.  Along with his feather, Pastor Joe West, they founded POPWE, a non-profit ministry helping others to crate, share, and live in a more meaningful life.  For all things Matthew, visit