Matthew West has shared a Thanksgiving tune and music video featuring his family for the holiday season. "Gobble, Gobble" is available now along with the video link below.
“We all know what a hard year 2020 has been. There hasn’t been much to laugh or smile about. Kinda feels like we’ve lived five years in one,” West said. “So, I decided I needed to laugh. I wrote this song, not because I thought it would be my life’s defining work. (I pray it’s not!) And not because I thought it could be a No. 1 hit. (Although it is pretty catchy!) I wrote it simply because it gave me and my family a much-needed laugh. I hope, in its own weird way, ‘Gobble Gobble’ can put a smile on your face and remind you and your family that even in the heaviest of years we have much to be thankful for. Gobble, gobble everyone.”
West is a five-time Grammy nominee, a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner (including 2020), and a 2018 Dove Award Songwriter of the Year (Artist) recipient with RIAA Gold-certified and Platinum-certified singles. He has received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a K-LOVE Fan Award, and was named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year. West also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for the title track for the feature film “The Heart of Christmas.”
In addition to his own recording career, he has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Mandisa and Danny Gokey, along with back-to-back No. 1 songs by Casting Crowns (including their single, "Nobody," which features West). He was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2019 for Casting Crowns' song, "Only Jesus," as a songwriter. West also co-wrote Jeremy Camp's multi-week No. 1 song, "Keep Me In The Moment." Earlier this year, he released his new studio album, “Brand New,” which already produced the multiple-week No. 1 single, "The God Who Stays." In August, he launched his official podcast, "The Matthew West Podcast."
Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: “Give This Christmas Away,” “The Story Of Your Life,” “Forgiveness,” “Today Is Day One” and “Hello, My Name Is.” He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story. Along with his father, Pastor Joe West, they founded popwe, a nonprofit ministry helping others to craft, share and live a more meaningful life. Visit popwe.org or MatthewWest.com for more information.