October 17, 2016 - Nashville, TN - Recent ASCAP 2016 Christian Songwriter of the Year award recipient Matthew West has announced the launch of Story House Collective, a new venture inspired by his desire to translate his and others’ stories into impactful experiences.
“Story House Collective has been on my heart for a while, and I am so excited to see it come to fruition,” Matthew West shares. “It’s a vision that represents the core of everything I do. I’m passionate about seeing people’s stories impact lives, and I want to utilize the resources and platform I’ve been given to pave the way for even more stories to be told and lives changed for the Kingdom of God for years to come.”
The multifaceted company will house a variety of media and ministry entities, including West’s nonprofit ministry, popwe. The mission of popwe is to nurture and encourage people in telling their stories of life change, hope and redemption all for the glory of God.
To broaden the strategic reach and impact of Story House Collective, West has joined forces with a number of strategic partners including 5by5 Agency, Capital Christian Music Group, Jeff Roberts Assoc., and Crowd Surf.
In 2015 West released his critically-acclaimed sixth studio album, Live Forever, and is currently in the process of writing his first full-length book. Based on his record-breaking hit song, “Hello, My Name Is,” the book will be distributed through Worthy Publishing and slated for an April 2017 release.
About Matthew West: Matthew West is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and Dove Award recipient, and was awarded an American Music Award (2013), a Billboard Music Award (2014) and a K-LOVE Fan Award (2016). West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards two times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa, among others. Selling more than 1.2 million albums to date (TEA), West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Live Forever (2015), GRAMMY-nominated Into The Light (2012), The Story of Your Life (2010), Something to Say (2008), History (2005) and Happy (2003). He will release a holiday album this season, titled Unto Us: A Christmas Collection.
About popwe: popwe is a collective group of believers helping one another CRAFT, SHARE and LIVE out stories about real life and our very real God – driven by our desire to spread the unending message of hope. Stories inspire us, encourage us, connect us, and call us to more; and stories are only powerful when they are shared. Visit popwe.org to learn more.