April 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

Matthew West '99

Millikin University commercial music alumnus Matthew West '99 performed in concert at the Decatur Civic Center on April 4 along with opening acts Colton Dixon and Byron "Mr. Talkbox" Chambers. West's band features MU graduates Sean McDonald '12 (drums) and Jake Widenhofer '12 (guitar).
West has released five studio albums since 2003. He has been nominated for eight Dove Awards, winning once in 2003 for his album "Happy." West won the 2013 American Music Award for Best Contemporary Inspirational Artist. West will release his sixth studio album, "Live Forever," on April 28, 2015.
Click here to read an article from the Herald & Review that recaps West's successful music career and the writing process for his new album.