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Encyclopedia > Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith
Background information
Birth name Michael Whitaker Smith
Also known as Smitty
Born October 07, 1957 (1957-10-07) (age 49)
Kenova, West Virginia
Origin Flag of United States USA
Genre(s) CCM/Worship/Pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Songwriter
Composer
Instrument(s) Piano
Guitar
Years active 1983 – present (Solo)
Label(s) Sony BMG/Reunion
Associated
acts
Amy Grant
Website www.michaelwsmith.com

Contents

Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957, to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed "Smitty", is a Christian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The Norfolk Southern Bridge as seen from Kenova Kenova is a city in Wayne County, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Worship music is a style of Christian music that is commonly used to denote songs that are used to worship God and set in a choral music style, usually with repeating, short, easily sung chorus parts. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (281st in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The Norfolk Southern Bridge as seen from Kenova Kenova is a city in Wayne County, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ...


Since his first solo project in 1983, Smith has become one of the most popular artists in the Contemporary Christian music world, while also finding considerable success in the mainstream. Smith himself is hesitant to put a label on his music and states that he "doesn't make a record for the Christian market or for the Pop market, [he] just makes a record." [1] Smith has frequently topped both Christian radio and Billboard charts and is often listed as one of the top keyboardists in rock and roll in Keyboard Magazine. Smith has sold more than 13 million records and has had 29 #1 hit songs. By 2005, he had garnered 14 gold records and 5 platinum records, 40 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and 3 Grammy Awards. He was also named one of People magazine's most beautiful people. Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ...


Beginnings

By the time Smith graduated from high school, he had found himself with serious drug and alcohol abuse problems. He attended Marshall University for a brief period while developing his songwriting skills with various local bands around Huntington, West Virginia. Smith dropped out of college and moved to Nashville to pursue a professional music career. In November of 1979, he suffered an emotional and mental breakdown that awakened a re-commitment to Christianity. He cleaned up his substance abuse problem and began playing keyboards for the CCM group, Higher Ground.[2] Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch...


In 1981, Smith was signed as a writer to Meadowgreen Music, where he racked up a number of highly successful gospel hits penned for artists like Sandi Patty, Kathy Troccoli, Bill Gaither, and Amy Grant. The following year, Smith began touring as a keyboardist for Grant on her Age to Age tour. He would eventually become Grant's opening act and recorded his first Grammy nominated solo album: The Michael W. Smith Project (which he also produced), in 1983, on the Reunion Records label; a label started by Grant's brother-in-law, Dan Harrell, along with Michael Blanton. This album contained the first recording of his hit Friends which he co-wrote with his wife Deborah. Incidentally, the song that is most associated with him, probably took him the least amount of time to write, as they wrote it one afternoon for a friend who was moving away, never thinking it would become the hit it has. Sandi Patti (born July 12, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), known as The Voice, is an American Contemporary Christian music singer. ... Kathleen Colleen Troccoli (born June 28, 1958) is a contemporary Christian singer, author, and speaker. ... William Bill Gaither (born March 28, 1936) is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Age to Age was a ground-breaking 1982 (see 1982 in music) album by Christian singer Amy Grant. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Michael W. Smith Project is the debut album by Michael W. Smith, released in 1983. ... Reunion Records is a Brentwood, Tennessee based independent record label started in 1982 by Dan Harrell and Mike Blanton. ...


By the time Smith's second pop album was released in 1984, he was headlining his own tours. In 1986, Smith released the critically acclaimed rock album The Big Picture, with well known record producer Johnny Potoker (Brian Eno, Genesis, Madonna, No Doubt, Talking Heads, etc). The Big Picture is the third album by CCM artist Michael W. Smith, released in 1986. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Brian Eno (pronounced ) (born Brian Peter George St. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... No Doubt is a third wave ska band from Anaheim, California, United States. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ...


After the release of his 1988 effort, i 2 (EYE), Smith once again teamed up with Amy Grant for her "Lead Me On World Tour". The following year, Smith recorded his first Christmas album. Hand of Providence – 4:33 Secret Ambition – 6:26 On the Other Side – 3:40 All Youre Missin Is a Heartache – 5:39 I Miss the Way – 4:35 Live and Learn – 6:17 I Hear Leesha – 5:26 Help You Find Your Way – 5:28 Ashton – 3:17... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lead Me On was a 1988 (see 1988 in music) album by singer-songwriter Amy Grant. ...


In the mainstream

In 1990, Michael W. Smith released Go West Young Man, which was his first real mainstream effort, including the mainstream crossover hit "Place In This World". That album was followed by 1992s Change Your World (which included the #1 adult contemporary hit "I Will Be Here For You"), 1995s I'll Lead You Home, and 1998s Live the Life. Also in 1998, Smith released his second Christmas effort, Christmastime. In 1999, Smith released This Is Your Time, written by Smith and Wes King, the brother-in-law of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, which was inspired by the Columbine shootings. Smith had been asked to perform at some of the memorial services that were held in honor of the victims, which made a huge impression on him. Go West Young Man – 4:01 Love Crusade – 4:23 Place in This World – 4:01 For You – 4:10 How Long Will Be Too Long – 4:37 Seed to Sow – 6:14 Cross My Heart – 4:37 Emily – 4:17 Agnus Dei – 5:09 1990– – 1:42 Categories: | ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Picture Perfect – 4:00 Love One Another – 4:55 I Will Be Here for You – 4:35 Color Blind – 5:17 Somewhere Somehow – 4:17 Cross of Gold – 4:36 Out of This World – 4:25 Somebody Love Me – 4:00 Give It Away – 5:08 I Wanna Tell the... Cry for Love – 5:10 Breakdown – 5:27 As It Is in Heaven – 5:09 Straight to the Heart – 2:48 Someday – 3:52 Ill Be Around – 4:44 Ill Lead You Home – 5:23 The Other Side of Me (Trilogy 1) – 4:23 Breathe in Me (Trilogy... Missing Person – 6:01 Love Me Good – 4:41 Live the Life – 4:36 Never Been Unloved – 4:39 I Believe in You Now – 4:44 Dont Give Up – 4:20 Let Me Show You the Way – 4:12 I Know Your Name – 4:00 Matter of Time – 3... The Happiest Christmas – 3:08 Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – 2:17 Christmastime – 4:15 Welcome to Our World – 3:28 Hope of Israel – 3:17 Medley: Sing We Now of Christmas/O Come O Come Emmanuel/Emmanuel – 5:27 O Christmas Tree – 3:53 The Christmas Waltz – 3:00... Rince Dei – 1:30 Hey You Its Me – 4:03 Worth It All – 4:03 I Will Be Your Friend – 3:19 This Is Your Time – 4:29 I Will Carry You – 5:04 She Walks With Me – 3:42 Reach Out to Me – 3:59 I Still Have... Wes King (born 20 January 1966 in Winder, Georgia) is an American contemporary-Christian singer, songwriter, and musician. ... Katherine Harris (born April 5, 1957, Key West, Florida) is a Floridian Republican politician. ... The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado (the CDP of Columbine) near Denver and Littleton. ...


In 1996, Smith opened his own record label (although he does not record on it), Rocketown Records, named for a song on The Big Picture. He states the label is driven by the artists, and the first artist signed was Chris Rice, who had written "Go Light Your World", a #1 hit song by Kathy Troccoli, in 1995. Rocketown Records is an independent record label which was started in 1996 by Michael W. Smith. ... For the author see Christopher Rice Chris Rice is an American songwriter who works in the Contemporary Christian Music contemporary folk, adult contemporary genres similar to David Wilcox and James Taylor. ... Kathleen Colleen Troccoli (born June 28, 1958) is a contemporary Christian singer, author, and speaker. ...


Nearly all of Smith's albums contain at least one instrumental track, and in 2000, Smith recorded his first all instrumental album, Freedom, after many years of wanting to create an instrumental album. The following year, Smith released an all praise and worship album, called Worship, interestingly on September 11. This album was followed by a sequel, Worship Again in 2002. Both albums were recorded live in concert. (Both are also the only two albums to be comprised almost entirely of songs he did not write himself). A Worship DVD, which comprised a selection of songs from both albums, was recorded live in Edmonton, Alberta at YC Alberta and released in 2002. It immediately topped the Billboard video charts and became a Gold seller in both the U.S. and Canada. Freedom – 3:37 The Offering – 1:26 Carol Ann – 3:34 The Giving – 3:18 Hibernia – 4:47 Letter to Sarah – 1:45 Freedom Battle – 4:33 Cry of the Heart – 2:23 Prayer for Taylor – 3:01 The Call – 5:02 Thy Word – 3:30 Free Man – 3:56... Worship is a Michael W. Smith compilation album, released on September 11, 2001. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Worship Again is an album by Michael W. Smith. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry - Integrity - Progress Location of Edmonton within census division number 11, Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Youth Conference is a large scale three-day Christian event held in numerous places around the world. ...


After two decades, Smith finally won the Male Vocalist of the Year award at the GMA Music Awards in 2003. The GMA Music Awards, formerly the Dove Awards, were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in contemporary Christian and gospel music. ...


Smith wrote a song entitled "There She Stands", prompted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He performed this song live for the 2004 Republican National Convention. In introducing the song before he performed it, he made remarks about meeting personally with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office in October of 2001, a short time after the attacks. Smith mentioned that the President, a personal fan (as is the President's father), and family friend of the artist, had asked him to attempt to write a song about the attacks. The song is about America's ability to rise from the ashes and remain strong even after such horrific events. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Oval Office from above The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. ...


Smith became a good friend of U2 frontman Bono. The two have joined forces on a number of occasions for performances and in connection to Bono's DATA Organization. While U2 was recording its album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, Bono even invited Smith to jam with them in the studio. The song that the group worked on with Smith, entitled "North Star," did not end up making it onto the record, but might surface in the future on another project. [1] U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals and guitar, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar and pianos and vocals, Adam Clayton on bass, and Larry Mullen Jr on drums and vocals. ... Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known as Bono (IPA: ), is the lead singer and principal lyricist of the Irish rock band U2. ... How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the commercially successful and critically acclaimed eleventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in November 2004. ...


Smith's album, Healing Rain, was released in 2004 and debuted at #11 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. The title track rose to #1 on the Radio & Records Charts and a music video for the song was released. The album nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, combines the pop style of his previous recordings with the praise and worship feel of his two releases in that genre. A new album, Stand, was released in November, 2006. Healing Rain is an album by Michael W. Smith released in 2004. ... Stand is an album by Michael W. Smith released in 2006. ...


Smith and his wife have written the theme songs for Kanakuk Kamps for the past two decades. The theme songs have birthed such notable hits as "Love Crusade", "Live the Life", and "Straight to the Heart". The Christian youth at this camp give Smith access to a steady, young audience even as his original fans age. Kanakuk Kamps is a company that operates 9 Christian summer camps based in Southwestern Missouri. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      A Christian () is a...


At a concert in Wabash, Indiana on April 29, 2007, Smith announced that he was soon headed to London to begin recording his third Christmas album. Wabash is a city in Wabash County, Indiana, United States. ...


Smith has endorsed Republican Senator Sam Brownback for the 2008 Presidential primaries. [3] Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. ... // The 2008 Republican primaries will be the selection process by which the Republicans elect delegates who will then elect the GOP candidate in the 2008 election for President and Vice President of the United States. ...


Other ventures

In 1994, Smith opened a teen club, named Rocketown, in Franklin, Tennessee. Later in early 2003, the club was moved to a new location--a renovated warehouse in downtown Nashville. The venue offers a large dance floor, extensive indoor skate park, and a cafe hosting live acoustic music. Rocketown is located on 401 6th Ave. S. Quoting an Christian Activities article, Rocketown's mission is to create culturally relevant environments that foster vital relationships between disenfranchised adolescents and Christian mentors in order to meet their physical, social, and spiritual needs. For the record label, see Rocketown Records. ... Franklin is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census, and as of 2007, the population is at 48,593. ...


Smith is actively involved in volunteer service and is vice chair of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, which is chaired by Jean Case of the Case Foundation. The Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation was created by President George W. Bush in January 2003 by executive order. ... Jean Case is the CEO of the Case Foundation, which she and her husband, AOL co-founder Steve Case, created in 1997. ... Founded in 1997 by AOL co-founder Steve Case and his wife Jean, the Case Foundation invests in a number of initiatives intended to address entrenched social problems. ...


Smith finished work on a film directed by Steve Taylor entitled The Second Chance which was released on February 17, 2006 in selected theatres. In the movie, he stars as a pastor assigned to work in the inner city. The film also stars Jeff Obafemi Carr, and features a soundtrack now available from Reunion Records. The DVD of the movie was released on July 18, 2006. For other people with a similar name, see Steven Taylor. ... The Second Chance is a Christian Evangelical film which is Michael W. Smiths first foray into the world of acting. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Reunion Records is a Brentwood, Tennessee based independent record label started in 1982 by Dan Harrell and Mike Blanton. ...


Personal Life

Michael is Married to Deborah (Debbie) K. Davis Smith and has five children: Ryan Whitaker, Whitney Katherine Smith-Mooring, Tyler Michael, Anna Elizabeth and Emily Allison. He resides in the Nashville suburbs and spends time at the Smith family farm.


Discography

Albums

Title Release Date The Billboard 200
Chart Position
RIAA Certification CRIA Certification
Canada
The Michael W. Smith Project 1983 - Gold
Michael W. Smith 2 1984 -
The Big Picture Feb. 1, 1986 -
The Live Set Mar. 1, 1987 -
i 2 (EYE) 1988 - Gold
Christmas June 1989 - Gold
Go West Young Man 1990 74 Platinum
Change Your World Jan. 1, 1992 86 Platinum
The First Decade (1983-1993) Oct. 12, 1993 - Gold
The Wonder Years (box set) 1993 -
I'll Lead You Home Aug. 29, 1995 16 Platinum
Live the Life Apr. 28, 1998 23 Gold
Christmastime Oct. 13, 1998 90 Gold
This Is Your Time Nov. 23, 1999 21 Gold
Freedom Nov. 21, 2000 70 Gold
Worship Sep. 11, 2001 20 Platinum Gold
Worship Again Oct. 22, 2002 14 Gold
The Second Decade (1993-2003) Oct. 7, 2003 38
Healing Rain Oct. 26, 2004 11 Gold
Stand Nov 7. 2006 49
It's a Wonderful Christmas Oct 16, 2007 -

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ... The Michael W. Smith Project is the debut album by Michael W. Smith, released in 1983. ... Michael W. Smith 2 (also known simply as 2) is the second album by CCM artist Michael W. Smith, released in 1984. ... The Big Picture is the third album by CCM artist Michael W. Smith, released in 1986. ... Nothin But the Blood – 3:42 Lamu – 8:26 Youre Alright – 4:55 Pursuit of the Dream – 5:11 Could He Be the Messiah – 5:17 Rocketown – 6:18 Emily – 3:51 I Know – 4:29 Friends – 4:05 Old Enough to Know – 6:01 Pursuit of the Dream... Hand of Providence – 4:33 Secret Ambition – 6:26 On the Other Side – 3:40 All Youre Missin Is a Heartache – 5:39 I Miss the Way – 4:35 Live and Learn – 6:17 I Hear Leesha – 5:26 Help You Find Your Way – 5:28 Ashton – 3:17... Overture/O Come All Ye Faithful – 5:38 Lux Venit – 3:28 Anthem for Christmas – 3:11 First Snowfall – 2:44 Christ the Messiah – 3:59 No Eye Had Seen – 2:53 All Is Well – 4:08 Memoirs: A Trilogy: The Voice/Good King Wenceslaus/Hark the Herald Angels Sing... Go West Young Man – 4:01 Love Crusade – 4:23 Place in This World – 4:01 For You – 4:10 How Long Will Be Too Long – 4:37 Seed to Sow – 6:14 Cross My Heart – 4:37 Emily – 4:17 Agnus Dei – 5:09 1990– – 1:42 Categories: | ... Picture Perfect – 4:00 Love One Another – 4:55 I Will Be Here for You – 4:35 Color Blind – 5:17 Somewhere Somehow – 4:17 Cross of Gold – 4:36 Out of This World – 4:25 Somebody Love Me – 4:00 Give It Away – 5:08 I Wanna Tell the... Do You Dream of Me? – 4:19 Kentucky Rose – 5:27 Picture Perfect – 3:55 I Will Be Here for You – 4:35 Give It Away – 5:07 Place in This World – 3:59 Go West Young Man – 3:55 Pray for Me – 3:54 Secret Ambition – 6:27 Emily... Cry for Love – 5:10 Breakdown – 5:27 As It Is in Heaven – 5:09 Straight to the Heart – 2:48 Someday – 3:52 Ill Be Around – 4:44 Ill Lead You Home – 5:23 The Other Side of Me (Trilogy 1) – 4:23 Breathe in Me (Trilogy... Missing Person – 6:01 Love Me Good – 4:41 Live the Life – 4:36 Never Been Unloved – 4:39 I Believe in You Now – 4:44 Dont Give Up – 4:20 Let Me Show You the Way – 4:12 I Know Your Name – 4:00 Matter of Time – 3... The Happiest Christmas – 3:08 Kay Thompsons Jingle Bells – 2:17 Christmastime – 4:15 Welcome to Our World – 3:28 Hope of Israel – 3:17 Medley: Sing We Now of Christmas/O Come O Come Emmanuel/Emmanuel – 5:27 O Christmas Tree – 3:53 The Christmas Waltz – 3:00... Rince Dei – 1:30 Hey You Its Me – 4:03 Worth It All – 4:03 I Will Be Your Friend – 3:19 This Is Your Time – 4:29 I Will Carry You – 5:04 She Walks With Me – 3:42 Reach Out to Me – 3:59 I Still Have... Freedom – 3:37 The Offering – 1:26 Carol Ann – 3:34 The Giving – 3:18 Hibernia – 4:47 Letter to Sarah – 1:45 Freedom Battle – 4:33 Cry of the Heart – 2:23 Prayer for Taylor – 3:01 The Call – 5:02 Thy Word – 3:30 Free Man – 3:56... Worship is a Michael W. Smith compilation album, released on September 11, 2001. ... Worship Again is an album by Michael W. Smith. ... The Second Decade is an album by Michael W. Smith that is comprised of songs from the years 1993-2003. ... Healing Rain is an album by Michael W. Smith released in 2004. ... Stand is an album by Michael W. Smith released in 2006. ...

Imports

Album Release
Year
The Billboard 200
Chart Position
RIAA Certification
Live the Life (w/bonus tracks - Japanese Import) 1998 - -
Freedom 2000 - -

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Collaborative Albums

Album Release
Year
The Billboard 200
Chart Position
RIAA Certification
Our Christmas 1990 - -
Our Hymns 1991 - -
My Utmost for His Highest 1995 - -
My Utmost for His Highest: The Covenant 1996 - -
Emmanuel 1996 - -
Tribute: The Songs Of Andrae' Crouch 1996 - -
The Jesus Record 1997 - -
Exodus 1999 - -
The McCaughey Septuplets: Sweet Dreams 2000 - -
Your Love Broke Through: The Worship Songs of Keith Green 2002 - -
Roaring Lambs 2005 - -
Ultimate Music Makeover: The Songs of Michael W. Smith 2005 - -

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Jesus Record is the ninth and final album by American singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, released in 1998. ...

Singles/Specialty/EP's

Album Release
Year
The Billboard 200
Chart Position
RIAA Certification
Live The Life (Remix EP) 1997 - -
The Acoustic Set: A Live Recording 2000 - -
Devotions 2001 - -

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions
Billboard Adult Contemporary Billboard Hot 100
1991 "Place In This World" 5 6
1991 "For You" 20 60
1992 "I Will Be Here For You" 1 27
1993 "Somebody Love Me" 10 71
1998 "Love Me Good" - 61
1999 "This Is Your Time" 25 -
2005 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" 28 -

Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Video (DVD/VHS)

  • Live in Concert – A 20 Year Celebration (DVD) (2003)
  • Worship (DVD) (2002)CRIA Gold in Canada
  • Change Your World Live (VHS) (1993)
  • The Big Picture Tour (VHS) (1987)
  • Michael W. Smith In Concert (VHS) (1985)

The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ...

Soundtrack (CD)

  • The Second Chance (CD) (2006)

Motion picture (DVD)

Joshua, Jehoshuah or Yehoshua. ... The Second Chance is a Christian Evangelical film which is Michael W. Smiths first foray into the world of acting. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Change Your World Live video
  2. ^ Christianity Today, 1988
  3. ^ Template:Http://www.brownback.com/s/Home/tabid/127/Default.aspx

External links

  • Michael W. Smith's official website
  • Michael W. Smith's archive (contains one-minute samples of all tracks)
  • Reunion Records' website
  • Rocketown Records
  • Michael W. Smith at the Internet Movie Database
  • Interview about his charitable work
  • Transcript of February 10, 2006 interview with Larry King
  • Yamaha Corporation artist biography
Persondata
NAME Smith, Michael W.
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Smith, Michael Whitaker
SHORT DESCRIPTION Musician, Songwriter, Composer
DATE OF BIRTH October 7, 1957 age 49
PLACE OF BIRTH Kenova, West Virginia
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

 
 

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