Michael W. Smith
may be available for your next special event!
Michael W. Smith keeps it alive not only making it on the Christian charts, but also on the
adult contemporary charts as well.
When Michael W. Smith drove his parents' car to
Nashville in 1978, he arrived with the high hopes of being able to
publish his own music. Never in his wildest dreams did he expect to make
any of his own records, let alone sell more than six million of them.
Through his first decade as an artist, Michael W. Smith went from
being a "wanna-be" songwriter to becoming a bonafide
international pop star, and was named one of the world's "50 Most
Beautiful People" by People magazine.
As the best-selling male artist in Christian music, Michael W. Smith
has had a string of hits, including "Place In This World,"
"I Will Be Here For You," and "Somebody Love Me,"
that have topped both the Christian and pop radio charts.
Even with the challenges that come from this significant
mainstream success, "Smitty," as he is affectionately referred
to by his friends and family, has never forgotten his Kenova, West
Virginia roots, nor the importance of family and faith values that
continue to be the cornerstone of his life.
"I went to Littleton to sing 'Friends' at the
Columbine Memorial Service and it was a day that impacted me greatly.
It was so over-whelming emotionally, that I just had
to find a way to cope with it and to digest it all, so I found myself at
the keyboard writing music.
"'This Is Your Time' is an important record to me
personally," said Smith. "I wrote the title cut after
participating in the memorial service for Columbine High School students
in Littleton, Colorado. The song was inspired by Cassie Bernall, the
student who said she believed in God and lost her life for it. It was
her time, and now I believe it's our time to pick up the torch and live
our faith boldly."
Michael W. Smith has garnered 22 Dove Awards, two
Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, and 23 #1 Christian radio
singles. He received six Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year and
Producer of the Year, as well as being presented ASCAP's Golden Note
Award for lifetime achievement. He has one platinum and six gold albums
to his credit. We are sure there are more awards to come.
Hit songs include --
- Sky Spills Over
- All Is Well
- Almost There
- You Won't Let Go
- Silent Night
- I Will Be Here For You
- Place In This World
- Somebody Love Me
- Christmas Day
- This Is Your Time
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- For You
- Love Me Good
Other notable songs include --
- Great Is the Lord
- I'll Lead You Home
- I Will Be Your Friend
- Be Strong and Courageous
- Go West Young Man
Michael W. Smith may be available for your next special event!
.CCM. / xCCM
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Inspirational. / xInspirational
.Christian Rock. / ChristianRock
.Acoustic Guitar. / AcousticGuitar
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in West Virginia / born nWestVirginia
Born: ..in Kenova / born KenovaWV
Born: Oct 7, 1957
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville /