Matthew West and Anne Wilson unite for a new duet version of West’s latest hit “Me On Your Mind” – available now across all streaming and digital platforms. Wilson’s striking vocals are a natural addition to the song as she also served as a co-writer on the track with West and Jeff Pardo. The original version of the song graces the top of the Mediabase Christian Airplay chart for its third consecutive week and previously spent two weeks atop the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart. It also marks West’s 25th number one song combined as an artist and songwriter. Earlier this week, West was among the top nominee earners for the GMA Dove Awards with a total of seven – including two as a songwriter for Song of the Year. The awards will take place in Nashville, TN on October 18. “Me On Your Mind” is available now.
“I’ve written a lot of songs these past couple of years with my friends Anne Wilson and Jeff Pardo for Anne’s debut record. Together we’ve experienced a special creative connection that’s not always easy to find,” shares West. “I had this idea for a song called ‘Me on Your Mind,’ that was rolling around in my head the whole time we were writing another song one day. As we finished that song and Anne began heading for the door, I told them about this other idea. She sat back down and we wrote a song that makes me cry every time I sing it! It was only fitting to put a version out featuring my friend, collaborator, and incredibly talented young artist, Anne Wilson. I am so excited for people to hear her voice on this!”
“I’m so grateful for the Dove award nominations! The Dove Awards are always a very special night honoring the work God has done through Christ-centered music that I’m passionate about making,” adds West. “To be recognized in any way is just a great confirmation that maybe someone out there is listening to these songs I write and the message of hope in Jesus is resonating with them. That always has been and always will be why I do what I do.”
On August 21, the reigning K-Love Fan Awards Male Artist of the Year 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. Special guests include Lainey Wilson, Lathan Warlick, Jordan St Cyr and more surprises to come. Tickets are onsale here. The “well-rounded songwriter” (Billboard), is also set to take the stage at the Nashville Songwriter Awards on September 20 performing alongside artists such as Thomas Rhett, Walker Hayes, Babyface and more.
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 just 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.