In his career, Matthew West, a multi-award-winning artist and songwriter who is well known for sharing others’ stories through song, has received thousands of stories from people all around the world. Compiling many of the stories into three impactful albums, West has written songs of loss, abuse, redemption, heartbreak, recovery, and more.
One of these very stories inspired West’s current single, “Grace Wins,” from his latest album release, Live Forever. West was moved to pen the tune when he heard the story of Robert Muir who, in 2014, attended a Matthew West show and at the time addicted to heroin and in desperate need of help. Attending the concert with his mother, Robert knew he needed to make a life change. At the show he found out about popwe, a non-profit organization that West co-founded with his father, Pastor Joe West. popwe connected Robert to Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug and alcohol recovery program and helped Rob with the tuition for the 14-month recovery program. Today, Robert is employed by Teen Challenge and now helping others recovering from addiction. Robert’s is just one of many touching and truly life-changing stories!
“GRACE WINS” EVERY TIME: Not only was the song “Grace Wins” inspired by Rob Muir’s story, but the song also took the No. 1 spot at radio on multiple charts. West recently visited his record label, pictured on the right with his radio team, to celebrate this seventh career No. 1 radio hit.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: After wrapping his co-headliner gig at this year’s Winter Jam Tour, Matthew West jumped on The Bible Tour throughout April. This summer and early fall will take West to numerous music festivals around the U.S.
In October, he will set to sea on his 2016 Storytellers Cruise to the Caribbean. Running from October 23-30, special guest artists and speakers, including Pastor Greg Laurie, Selah, Angie Smith, Mr. Talk Box and Pastor Joe West. Guests will experience an amazing time with music, worship, speakers and special opportunities where together will learn to “craft, share and live” out stories while drawing closer to God. They will be visiting Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, San Juan, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.