The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) awards took place for the first time virtually on October 7 and Matthew West took home a huge award – Songwriter of the Year! He won the award for his songs “Nobody” and “The God Who Stays.”
West shares a heartfelt message about his passion for songwriting, “I love writing songs. That’s really it… I love it. I wake up in the morning and I get excited by the thought that it’s part of my day. I love working with other writers and artists. There are so many talented people in the music industry. You guys make me better. You make me want to be better.”
Check out his acceptance message for the big award below:
The ASCAP awards honors the songwriters and publishers behind the most performed ASCAP Christian songs of 2019. For a full list of winners, click here.