Four years ago, artist and songwriter Matthew West announced the launch of Story House Collective, a venture inspired by his passion to translate his and others’ stories into impactful experiences.

The company now houses a variety of entities, specifically artist management representing West as well as singer and songwriter Leanna Crawford. Story House Collective also manages the nonprofit ministry popwe and the Matthew West Podcast. 

West announced last week that industry veteran Jimmy Wheeler is joining Story House Collective as General Manager. Wheeler worked within the Sony Music system for 30 years, the last 25 with Provident Entertainment/Sony Music.

Matthew continues to work on new music and record and release new episodes of his podcast. Launched this past August, “The Matthew West Podcast” guests have included Olympian Shawn Johnson, country duo Maddie & Tae, , Karen Kingsbury, and more.

Leanna Crawford will drop a new music video later this month, and plans are underway for a tour later this year. Her self-titled EP released in 2020, and she has a five-day devotional titled Truth I’m Standing On inspired by her song of the same name. 

We The Kingdom unveils the deluxe edition of Holy Water this Friday (1/8), with a brand new track, “Take Me On A Ride,” as well as 7 of their singles, each recorded in a different setting- live, acoustic and more intimate than before.

There is a new version of “Holy Water” featuring Tasha Cobbs Leonard, plus a new acoustic track of “God So Loved.”

The band includes songwriter Ed Cash and his family- brother Scott, children Franni and Martin and close friend Andrew Bergthold.

Don’t let it arrest you
This fear is fear of fallin’ again
And if you need a refuge
I will be right here until the end

Congratulations to Barbie from Fredericktown, who guessed correctly – Burn the Ships by for King and Country – and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe