Matthew West is well known for sharing others’ stories through song. He's received thousands of stories from people all around the world. Compiling many of the stories into three albums, West has written songs of loss, abuse, redemption, heartbreak, recovery, and more.
One of these very stories inspired West’s current single, Grace Wins, from his latest album release, Live Forever. West was moved to pen the tune when he heard the story of Robert Muir who, in 2014, attended a Matthew West show while addicted to heroin and in desperate need of help. Attending the concert with his mother, Robert knew he needed to make a life change. At the show he found out about popwe, a non-profit organization that West co-founded with his father, Pastor Joe West. popwe connected Robert to Teen Challenge, a Christian-based drug and alcohol recovery program and helped Rob with the tuition for the 14-month recovery program. Today, Robert is employed by Teen Challenge and now helping others recovering from addiction. Robert's is just one of many touching and truly life-changing stories.