About Kyle

Kyle Matthews is the creative artist behind See for Yourself Music and an ordained minister serving a local congregation. He spent two decades working as a recording artist and staff songwriter for BMG and Universal Publishing companies in Nashville, TN, during which time his songs were recorded by over 70 major artists of different genres and won the Dove, Stellar, GMA and numerous ASCAP and BMI awards. His song “We Fall Down,” recorded most notably on a multi-platinum release by Donnie McClurkin, won numerous music industry awards, including the Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year, the Stellar award for Song of the Year, and ASCAP’s 2002 Christian Song of the Year.
His songs have been broadcast and performed in concerts around the world and have appeared on television shows such as the Oprah Winfrey show, as well as the BET and WB networks. He is a 2004 alumnus of Leadership Music (Nashville) and a 2013 graduate of the Diversity Leadership Initiative at Furman University's Riley Institute.

In 2008, feeling led to a deeper, more personal way of doing ministry, Kyle joined the Pastoral Staff of a local congregation where he pastors, preaches and shares his musical gifts. His role there allows him to accept concert booking and speaking invitations that blend his songs with teaching content. His over 700 past engagements are too many and too varied to list, but 2011 is a good sample year. In addition to his concerts, Kyle provided music for the annual Pastor’s School at Truett Seminary at Baylor University and the WMU national convention. He was the guest lecturer for the annual Hiller Lectures at the Sioux Falls Seminary, Carson Newman University in Jefferson City, TN, and the Lilly Foundation Lecture for Vocational Reflection at Furman University, among other preaching and performing engagements.

Kyle is married to Susan and they have two children. In April of 2006, his Alma Mater, Furman University, awarded him the Richard Furman Baptist Heritage Award recognizing "a graduate who reflects Baptist ideals by thinking critically, living compassionately and making life changing commitments."