Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith

Michael W. Smith is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums and achieved 32 No. 1 songs. He has received 2x RIAA Multi Platinum, 6 Platinum and 16 Gold certified albums and earned three GRAMMY® Awards, one American Music Award and 45 Dove Awards. Amassing an in-depth catalog of achievements, Smith was honored at ASCAP’s 100th Anniversary for his groundbreaking career and significant influence in music.

Smith was appointed by the White House as Vice Chair for the President’s Council on service and civic participation. Most recently, he was the featured performer at the 2015 USO Gala and was recognized as a USO veteran.

In addition to his international impact through multiple global tours, he has written and composed various scored film projects, authored 12 books, acted in assorted motion pictures and been featured by numerous national media outlets.

He founded and actively supports the teen club Rocketown, a nonprofit outreach for teens, providing opportunities in arts, music, sports and mentoring programs. This year marks his 25th Anniversary in partnership with Compassion International, seeing more than 70,000 families' and children’s lives changed around the world. For more information, visit www.michaelwsmith.com.

Hometown: Kenova, WV


Hymns II: Shine On Us

Following the hugely successful Hymns album released exclusively by Cracker Barrel, Michael W. Smith announces his second installation, Hymns II: Shine On Us. This new album takes you on a nostalgic journey, infusing Smith’s gospel roots and beautifully, captivating arrangements on some of the most popular hymns we know and love.