Growing up in Dallas, Candy west was born into a musical household with four siblings. Being the daughter of gospel songstress Tommye Young-West helped shape and nurture her vocal ability. While in her teenage years, Candy began her professional music career with Kirk Franklin & God’s Property. Today, she is a gospel recording artist with more than 20 years in the music industry plus over 50 albums with her vocal imprint. – “Worship is more than a song, It’s a reflection of my intimacy and connection with God. It’s how I honor and reverence him with my life and my gifts.” - Candy West
“Don’t focus on the limitations. Focus on the possibilities.”
Candy West is nothing short than a direct contributor to the evolution and sound of the modern-day gospel. Being given a national platform as a member of God’s property. Candy is noted as one of the direct vocal influences of the Kirk Franklin sound in 2005 and that set the path for her rise in gospel music as she has moved on to record, perform, tour, and co-write with artists within and beyond the gospel genre including artists such as Kirk Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Tamela Mann, Marvin Sapp, Erykah Badu, Myron Butler, Snarky Puppy, DeWayne Woods, Fred Hammond, Terrace Martin and All Nations Music.
As time brings about change, Candy has evolved as her ministry message is to Connect, Develop, Thrive. Being a sought-after worship leader and teacher, she has been afforded many opportunities as a result. Candy is currently the Staff Pastor and Director of Worship and Fine Arts at All Nations Worship Assembly, Huntsville. Candy West continues to embrace the legacy designed for her while leaving a life-changing impact wherever she goes as she emerges into a multi-hyphenated business woman and influencer.