Matthew West to Receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award

Matthew west
Matthew West

Celebrated songwriter and artist Matthew West is set to be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). This accolade recognizes West’s outstanding contributions to the music industry and his remarkable career in songwriting and performing.

Matthew West’s influence extends far beyond his own artistry. He has written songs that have been embraced by artists across various genres, including Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, and Amy Grant. With an impressive 30 #1 songs to his name, both as an artist and a songwriter, West has made a lasting impact on the music landscape.

In addition to his chart-topping success, Matthew West is known for hits like the RIAA platinum-certified single “The Motions” and the RIAA gold-certified single “Hello, My Name Is.” His work has earned him numerous accolades, including a Billboard Music Award, an American Music Award, multiple Dove Awards, and even a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Beyond his musical accomplishments, West has authored six books and co-created popwe, a nonprofit ministry, with his father.

Paul Williams, Chairman of the Board and President of ASCAP, commented, “Matthew’s remarkable gift for lifting others up with his music transcends genre or format. He is one of our most-lauded Christian songwriters and artists, and stars from Christian, country, and pop music have brought his passionate and profound songs of hope and healing to audiences around the world. We congratulate him on this well-deserved award.”

Matthew West will receive the ASCAP Golden Note Award during the ASCAP Christian Music Awards Celebration, which is set to take place on Monday, October 2, in Nashville. This exclusive event honors the songwriters and publishers behind ASCAP’s most performed Christian music songs of the past year.

The ASCAP Golden Note Award is a prestigious recognition presented to songwriters, composers, and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones. Past recipients include renowned artists such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith, Mark Lowry, Mary Mary, and many more

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