Nashville, TN (April 12, 2019)
Matthew West has extended his exclusive publishing agreement with Combustion Music, in conjunction with his Story House Collective. Matthew West is a 4-time Grammy nominee, 5-time ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year, accomplished author and award-winning Christian music artist. Most recently, West notched his 11th #1 with the 5-week chart-topping single, “Only Jesus,” recorded by Casting Crowns.

Combustion Music President Chris Farren said, “We have been lucky enough to work with Matthew for the past 10 years, and could not be happier to be continuing that relationship. Matthew has proven over and over his unique ability to write not only massive hit songs for himself, but for many others as well, in multiple genres. He continues to be a constant force in an industry where things change very quickly, and we look forward to 4 more years of great success together.”

Matthew West stated, “Since moving to Nashville years ago I’ve noticed an undeniable connection between the most successful songwriters and the belief and support of the people they’ve surrounded themselves with. Every writer needs a champion, an advocate, and for me that has been the team at Combustion. I’m excited to continue this partnership and thankful for their continued belief in the music I’m passionate about writing. I’m also looking forward to turning around and serving as an advocate and support for the young songwriters we develop together in years to come.”

Matthew West has released seven critically acclaimed albums and his hits include the 17-week #1 “Hello, My Name Is,” “Courageous” recorded by Casting Crowns, “Grace Wins,” “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” recorded by Danny Gokey, and the #1 single “Broken Things” from his most recent album, All In. Matthew is currently in the studio working on new music!

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Ross Cluver
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Ross Cluver is a 30 year Christian music veteran who has been with CCM Magazine since 1994. He is currently Associate Publisher at Salem Publishing & Managing Editor of CCM. Before coming to CCM, Ross managed the Harvest Rock Syndicate alternative Christian music magazine and also worked in concert promotion, artist management and radio. Send your industry news and press releases to Ross at: info@salempublishing.com

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