Matthew West a double winner – Billboard
Matthew West will receive awards for ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year and Christian Song of the Year at the 44th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awardswhich will be held on all social media platforms on Wednesday, September 21.
This is the fifth time that West has been named Christian Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP. The prize goes to his songs “Look What You’ve Done”, “My Jesus”, “Scars in Heaven”, “Weary Traveler” and “What If”. West, 45, has written songs for artists such as Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery and Amy Grant. The singer and songwriter was recognized as ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year in 2013, 2015 and 2016. He is a five-time Grammy nominee and has seven nominations for the upcoming 2022 Dove Awards in October. He recently published his sixth book, The remaining God.
“My Jesus,” co-written by West, is honored as Christian Song of the Year. The singer-songwriter’s first single Anne Wilsonthe song topped the Christian Airplay and Hot Christian Songs charts and was nominated for Top Christian Song at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. As part of the ASCAP awards, West will tell the story of “My Jesus” and perform it with Wilson in an exclusive video.
Capitol CMG Editing receives ASCAP Christian Music Publisher of the Year for the 20th consecutive year for songs such as “Be Alright”, “Child of Love”, “In the House” and “Next to Me”. To celebrate this honor, the Capitol CMG publishing team will come together to accept the award in a video shared on ASCAP’s social media.
The social media celebration will also feature an exclusive video performance from David Spencer who will deliver “In Jesus Name (God of Possible)”, his hit song for Katy Nichole. Blessing Offor and Sam Ellis will each tell the story behind the award-winning film “Brighter Days,” and Jordan St. Cyr and co-writer AJ Prius will explain how they created “Weary Traveler” with Matthew West.
Fans can access exclusive photos, performances and interviews from some of the winning songwriters and editors posted with the #ASCAPAwards hashtag on @ASCAP Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The full list of ASCAP Christian Music Awards winners is available at ASCAP.com/christianawards22.