Recognitions From Billboard, ASCAP, Five No. 1 Songs At Radio And More Encapsulates An Extraordinary 2016 for West
Matthew West has been named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. This news comes on the heels of being touted by ASCAP as their 2016 Christian Songwriter-Artist of the Year. West previously received this honor from ASCAP in both 2013 and 2015.
This year alone, West has five No. 1 radio singles to his name, his own for “Grace Wins,” as well as for co-writing Casting Crowns’ “Just Be Held” and “One Step Away,” and “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” by Danny Gokey. He also wrote country star Scotty McCreery’s top radio hit “Feelin’ It,” which earned West his first ASCAP Country award.
Announced earlier this year, West earned three ASCAP Most-Performed song awards for his singles, “Grace Wins” and “Day One,” as well as for Casting Crowns’ “Just Be Held.”