Matthew West releases joyful new anthem “How Good of God” today across all digital streaming platforms. Serving as a reminder that every prayer you pray is heard and to appreciate God’s blessings, the cheerful track backed by an infectious melody was written by West with AJ Pruis. The accompanying feel-good music video, directed by Sean Hagwell, was shot in Nashville, TN and features a jubilant children’s choir worshiping the lesson learned alongside West. “How Good Of God” is available now.
“I love the music video for “How Good of God” so much! We put a message on social media and a bunch of families showed up with their kids to be the stars of this video. I wanted the video to be full of life. I had a vision of what vacation Bible school was like when I was a kid. I had such a blast hanging out and teaching these kids the songs, and then we performed for the parents like a school recital. To me, it’s such a special thing to see all these kids singing about the goodness of God.” -Matthew West
“One day during the height of the pandemic my wife noticed a piece of paper on the nightstand next to my daughter’s bed,” recalls West. “She had written a list of everything that was going wrong in our world at the time. My wife showed the list to me and it broke our hearts to think that our little girl is going to bed with so much bad news on her mind. So, the next day we decided we would sit down together as a family and make a different kind of list. We took turns talking about something good in our lives, something we are thankful for, something that brings us joy. The craziest thing happened! That list we made was much longer than the list of troubles. That experience inspired me to sit down and write ‘How Good of God’.”
The reigning K-Love Fan Awards Male Artist of the Year’s current single “Me On Your Mind” is sitting in the number one spot on both the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart and Mediabase U.S. Christian AC Music Chart – notching his 25th number one song as an artist and songwriter combined. This is a significant achievement as West now has the most No. 1 songs among soloists in Billboard Christian Airplay chart history. The track marks West’s 24th top 10 song as an artist and has garnered over 12 million streams. It is also his fifth chart-topper in a row following “What If,” The God Who Stays,” and “Truth Be Told,” which he later recorded a duet rendition with country superstar Carly Pearce (here), and “Nobody” by Casting Crowns which he is featured on. West is set to release a duet version of “Me On Your Mind” featuring Anne Wilson on August 12.
On August 21, he will bring his headlining show – “A Night of Worship at the Mother Church with Matthew West and Friends” to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets are on sale here.
The genre hitmaker is the reigning ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year, his fourth time with this honor in his career. In addition to his several RIAA Gold-certified and Platinum singles, fans can hear him on “The Matthew West Podcast” which recently surpassed an impressive 2.5 million downloads and drops new episodes weekly under the “That Sounds Fun” network. The five-time Grammy nominated artist is set to release his sixth book, “The God Who Stays” on September 6. For more information visit thegodwhostays.com. For tour dates and ticket information visit www.matthewwest.com/tour.