Multi-GRAMMY nominated artist Matthew West is ringing in the holidays with his new full-length album, We Need Christmas.
In addition to his new album, West will be celebrating the season in December with his "We Need Christmas" tour. This project marks West's third Christmas album, and it is comprised of classics reimagined in his own style as well as original songs.
"These past couple of years have felt like peace is in short supply, hope has been hard to find, and love and joy have been lost for so many," shares Matthew West about the inspiration for his new project. "Christmas is a time when our hearts can be powerfully reminded that the peace, hope, love, and joy we all need can still be found in a saviour. We Need Christmas combines my love of the classics like 'I’ll Be Home for Christmas,' with my love for writing and composing songs I hope will be new classics for years to come. Holiday albums give me a chance to be eclectic in musical styling, and hey, it was even fun to get dressed up in a tuxedo! My wife said I clean up good. So this Christmas album is already a win for me!"
Along with his tour, West's non-profit PopWE will be partnering up for some unique holiday giving back campaigns. Into the Christmas season, they will be searching for families and individuals who need Christmas and will surprise them with a financial gift to help during the season.
West continues to impact his fans with his songwriting as he was recently awarded ASCAP's Christian Songwriter of the Year for the fourth time in his career. West was also nominated for four 2021 GMA Dove Awards: Song of the Year ("Truth Be Told"), Songwriter of the Year (Artist), Inspirational Song of the Year (co-writing "There Is A God" for Phillips, Craig & Dean), and for Short Form Video of the Year ("Truth Be Told").