Nashville Tenn.Â â€“ Curb | Word Music Publishing is pleased to announce that Kenna Turner West is extending her relationship with the Nashville-based company. West is no stranger to fans of gospel music; over the last two decades, the acclaimed songwriter has cowritten hit songs such as â€œSay Amen,â€Â Â â€œRevival,â€ and â€œEven Me.â€ With over 100 Song Of The Year nominations, 25 Song Of The Year wins, and 8 BMI Awards to her credit, the multi-Dove Award-winning songwriter has also penned songs for GRAMMYÂ® Award-winning projects by Jason Crabb and Lady A’s Hillary Scott.
Born into the music industry, West is the daughter of Ken Turner, who sang bass for many years with the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Her mother-in-law is Country Music Hall of Fame-member Dottie West. â€œMusic has always been such a huge part of our family,â€ shares West, â€œso to follow in the footsteps of our parents in some small way moves me very deeply.â€
While West spends much of her time writing songs for the industryâ€™s top recording artists, she has also penned six musicals for the church and has written songs for film. â€œWhen I look back over the years and see what God has done with the songs Heâ€™s given us, itâ€™s truly humbling. All I have wanted to do since I committed my life to Christ is to find creative ways to communicate the gospelâ€”and He continues to allow me to do just that. Sometimes itâ€™s through singing or teaching, and sometimes itâ€™s through writing,â€ reflects the board-certified biblical counselor who is currently pursuing a masterâ€™s degree in theology. â€œSince everything I am comes together around music, itâ€™s a total joy for me to partner with the amazing team at Curb | Word Music Publishing. It really is a great place to call home as a songwriter.â€
Curb | Word Music Publishing VP of Christian A&R and Publishing Jonathan Mason states, â€œWe are thrilled to continue our relationship with Kenna here at Curb | Word Music Publishing. To work with someone who has such a deep musical heritage alongside her own personal track record of success across multiple genres inspires us all.â€
West is also celebrating the success of her first single as a Crossroads Label Group recording artist. Her debut single, â€œCalling All Prodigals,â€ is currently rising on the national charts. The full project, entitledÂ A Reason For HopeÂ is scheduled for a summer release.