“I’ve become such a fan of Lathan!” West shares. “His talent is as unique as his story and I was blown away by what he brought to ‘What If.’ I can’t wait for the world to hear this new version!”
Quickly becoming friends, West also welcomes Warlick as his latest guest on The Matthew West Podcast, now in its second year. Set to air next week as the second episode, the podcast is celebrating its one-year anniversary as well as an astounding one million downloads.
The original version of “What If,” found on West’s latest release Brand New, is currently rising at radio and has been its top-testing song for the past six weeks. West has also co-written three additional songs currently in the top 20: Casting Crowns’ “Scars In Heaven,” “My Jesus” from Anne Wilson, and “Look What You’ve Done” by Tasha Layton.
Just announced this week, West has been nominated for four GMA Dove Awards: Song of the Year (“Truth Be Told”), Songwriter of the Year (Artist), Inspirational Song of the Year (co-writing “There Is A God” for Phillips, Craig & Dean), and for Short Form Video of the Year (“Truth Be Told”). The 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held Tuesday, October 19 in Nashville at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena and air Friday, Oct. 22 on TBN/Trinity Broadcast Network.
“What If” lyric video featuring Matthew West and Lathan Warlick