Everyone Has an Inspiring Story

In 2007, this popular singer-songwriter almost lost his voice. Not long after, he started singing your stories.

By Matthew West, Franklin, Tennessee

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So we posted requests on Facebook and my website, sent out tons of tweets. The response was overwhelming. People sent stories by the tens of thousands. I read them in a tiny one-room cabin in the woods. The quiet and isolation made it the perfect place.

Lyrics and melodies came to me easily, like someone was writing them for me, whispers that filled me with warmth and joy.

Two albums later my career has never been stronger or more inspired. One thing’s for sure, I’ll never run out of ideas. Everyone, I’ve learned, has an amazing story to tell, and I want to help them tell it. My voice is my gift, and gifts are meant to be shared.

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