Sparrow Records artist Matthew West is featured on the cover of the November 1, 2017 edition of CCM Magazine. Managing Editor Kevin Sparkman chats with West as he is fresh off of releasing his latest LP All In (buy) and first-ever book Hello My Name Is (Worthy Publishing, Apr. 18, 2017—buy).
Sparkman asked West more about the current release All In, and what made the making of this album so different. West said, “I had been focusing my writing over the last several years on collecting people’s stories and telling the stories of other people’s lives, and that had just become part of my creative process. People send their testimonies to me, and then I spend time with those testimonies, and somehow songs have been written out of them. With this album, I just, again, I think maybe it comes back to the fact that I had just written that book, and my own personal story was sort of free-in-my-mind and in-my-heart, that the songs just started to take a turn. They took a turn toward the really intensely personal side of things.”
West reveals that the title and concept of All In is really his heart’s cry and confession to go deeper with his own spiritual journey, and to first and foremost model that at home as a husband and father… | READ full cover story at CCMmagazine.com
The November 1, 2017 edition also features interviews with Matt Redman (feature) and Reach Records artist KB (feature). New music reviews feature Brandon Heath (review), RED (review), Casting Crowns (review), Micah Tyler (review), and Hannah Kerr (review). Read the entire issue for FREE by clicking the cover below: