Mac & Mac's Pick: "Welcome back to hope"

By WEEK Producer

July 25, 2012 Updated Jul 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM CDT

Singer/Songwriter Matthew West's song "Welcome Back to Hope" has an Emmy Nomination for "outstanding music and lyrics."

West wrote the song as a response to the story of Dax Locke, a Central Illinois boy who died a Leukemia.

A TV-movie "One Last Christmas" featured the story of Dax Locke, whose parents asked neighbors to put up Christmas lights early, so their child -- critically ill -- could see the holiday season early.

The Emmy Award winners will be announced on September 23rd, live on ABC.

Matthew West's song is one of four pieces in contention.