West's songs have been recorded by many mainstream artists, including the former American Idol finalist, Mandisa, Miley Cyrus' father, Billy Ray Cyrus, and the country band, Rascal Flatts, the latter of whom recorded "The Day Before You
," which West told us he originally penned for his wife: "I actually wrote it for my wife for our wedding. My publisher had taken it over to their producer, and they loved it and wanted to record it. I thought that was pretty cool. My wife, I thought maybe she wouldn't like some other guy singing this love song I wrote for her, but she told me I should let them do it because they're going to sell a bunch of records and I could buy her a couch or something. (Laughing) I was very grateful. They sold a lot of that record and it definitely helped me to provide for my family, because Christian music isn't a genre where you're going to make a whole lot of money. So sometimes it's nice to be able to pay the bills." West added he enjoys writing for other artists: "To get the chance to write more songs than that and have them see the light of day is a really cool thing. So I enjoy it and for me, I just want to continue to write songs, to try to be creative, and I just love it. Every day is a new song and you never know where it might land."