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Michael W. Smith

Updated: Oct 3

Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts. His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when "Place in This World" hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the course of his career, he has sold more than 18 million albums.

Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, an American Music Awards recipient and has earned 45 Dove Awards. In 1999, ASCAP awarded him with the "Golden Note" Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting, and in 2014 they honored him as the "cornerstone of Christian music" for his significant influence on the genre. He also has recorded 31 No. 1 Hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums. He has also starred in two films and published 14 books including This Is Your Time, which he worked with Christian author Gary Thomas to write.

More information on Michael W. Smith at Wikipedia:


Michael W. Smith Project (1983)

MIchael W. Smith 2 (1984)

The Big Picture (1986)

The Live Set (1987)

i 2 (EYE) (1988)

Christmas (1989)

Go West Young Man (1990)

Change Your World (1992)

The First Decade (1983-1993) (1993) (compilation album)

The Wonder Years (2 CD box set) (1993) (compilation album)

I'll Lead You Home (1995)

Live the Life (1998)

Christmastime (1998)

This Is Your Time (1999)

Freedom (instrumental) (2000)

Worship (2001)

Worship Again (2002)

The Second Decade (1993-2003) (2003) (compilation album)

Healing Rain (2004)

Stand (2006)

It's a Wonderful Christmas (2007)

A New Hallelujah (2008)

Wonder (2010)

Glory (instrumental) (2011)

Decades of Worship (2012) (compilation album)

Hymns (2014)

Sovereign (2014)

The Spirit of Christmas (2014)

Hymns II - Shine on Us (2016)

A Million Lights (2018)

Surrounded (2018)

Lullabye (2018)

Awaken: The Surrounded Experience (2019)

Still, Vol. 1 (2020)

Worship Forever (2021)

Christmas at Home (EP) (2022)

Every Christmas (2023)

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