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  • "A Million Lights" from A Million Lights
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  • "A New Hallelujah (Featuring The African Children's Choir)" from A New Hallelujah DVD
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  • "A Way" from Michael W. Smith 2
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  • "Above All" from Worship
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  • "Agnus Dei (feat. Skye Reedy)" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "All Arise" from Sovereign
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  • "Breathe" from Worship
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  • "Build My Life" from Surrounded
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  • "Christ Be All Around Me" from Sovereign
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  • "Crashing Waves" from A Million Lights
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  • "Cross of Gold" from Change Your World Live Video
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  • "Cry For Love" from I\'ll Lead You Home
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  • "Deep In Love With You" from A New Hallelujah DVD
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  • "Do It Again" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Draw Me Close" from Worship
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  • "Friends" from The First Decade (1983-1993)
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  • "Great Are You Lord (feat. Calvin Nowell)" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Great Is the Lord" from Hymns II: Shine On Us
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  • "He Will Never End" from He Will Never End (Single)
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  • "Healing Rain" from Healing Rain
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  • "Healing Rain" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Here I Am" from Healing Rain
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  • "Hide Myself" from Sovereign
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  • "How Great Is Our God" from Michael W. Smith Presents: Strings of Worship
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  • "How To Say Goodbye" from Stand
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  • "I Lay Me Down" from Sovereign
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  • "I See You" from Worship Again
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  • "I'll Wait For You" from Wonder
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  • "King of Glory (feat. CeCe Winans)" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Let It Rain (feat. Alex Seeley)" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Live The Life" from Live The Life
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  • "Love Always Wins" from A Million Lights
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  • "Love Me Good" from Live The Life
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  • "Love One Another" from Change Your World
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  • "Mighty To Save" from A New Hallelujah DVD
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  • "Miracles (feat. Mark Gutierrez)" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Open The Eyes Of My Heart" from Worship
    Views 2314 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "Place In This World" from Go West Young Man
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  • "Reckless Love" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
    Views 93 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Revelation Song" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Save Me From Myself" from Wonder
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  • "Secret Ambition" from I 2 (EYE)
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  • "Set A Fire" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
    Views 178 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Sky Spills Over" from Sovereign
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  • "Sovereign Over Us" from Sovereign
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  • "Surrounded" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
    Views 126 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Surrounded (Fight My Battles)" from Surrounded
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  • "The One That Really Matters (f/ Kari Jobe)" from Sovereign
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  • "The Same Power" from Sovereign
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  • "There She Stands" from Worship Again
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  • "This Is Your Time" from This Is Your Time
    Views 666 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Washed Away / Nothing But The Blood" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
    Views 38 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Waymaker (feat. Vanessa Campagna & Madelyn Berry)" from Awaken: The Surrounded Experience
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  • "Welcome Home" from Wonder
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  • "Wired For Sound" from The Big Picture
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  • "You Are The Fire" from Sovereign
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  • "You Won't Let Go" from Sovereign
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    (Friday, February 22, 2019)
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    (Monday, December 10, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Performs 'Friends' at Bush Memorial Service
    (Wednesday, December 05, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Gives Away His First-Ever Children's Books to Natal Intensive Care Units
    (Monday, December 03, 2018)
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    (Tuesday, November 20, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Releases Second Children's Book 'Let's Get Ready For Bed' November 6
    (Thursday, November 01, 2018)
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    (Wednesday, October 10, 2018)
    First Ever 'The Roadshow Christmas Tour' and Fan-Favorite 'The Roadshow Tour' Announce 29 Stops
    (Wednesday, September 12, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Releases First Children's Album, Book
    (Tuesday, May 08, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith to Release First Children's Album 'Lullaby,' New Children's Book
    (Friday, March 23, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Leads 'Surrounded (Fight My Battles)' on Good Morning America
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith to Perform on Good Morning America March 13
    (Thursday, March 08, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Leads 'Just As I Am' During Rev. Billy Graham Capitol Service Today
    (Wednesday, February 28, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Releases 'Surrounded' Tomorrow, February 23
    (Thursday, February 22, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Discusses New Album 'A Million Lights' During Facebook Live Video Chat
    (Friday, February 16, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Releases 'A Million Lights' This Friday, February 16th
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Announces 'Surrounded By A Million Lights' World Tour
    (Wednesday, January 24, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Releases 'Crashing Waves' Single
    (Saturday, January 13, 2018)
    Michael W. Smith Announces Live Worship Album 'Surrounded'
    (Wednesday, December 27, 2017)
    Balsam Hill Christmas Trees Create Backdrop for 2017 Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith Christmas Tour
    (Thursday, November 09, 2017)
    Michael W. Smith Debuts New Song
    (Thursday, November 09, 2017)
    Michael W. Smith Announces New Album 'A Million Lights'
    (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)
    Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin Participate in Major Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon
    (Tuesday, September 12, 2017)
    Michael W. Smith Releases 'A Million Lights' Single Today
    (Friday, August 11, 2017)
    Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith Announce 2017 Christmas Tour Featuring 'The Voice' Winner Jordan Smith
    (Tuesday, August 08, 2017)
    The Beatitudes Project Shines Hope Amidst Deepest Human Suffering
    (Tuesday, May 09, 2017)
    'Beatitudes' Multi-Artist Album Releases Tomorrow
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017)
    'Beatitudes' Album Featuring Industry-Leading Artists Releases April 21
    (Friday, February 10, 2017)
    Amy Grant And Michael W. Smith Unite For Christmas Tour With Jordan Smith
    (Thursday, June 16, 2016)
    NRT Announces New Christian Music Documentary Featuring 20+ Artists and Bands
    (Wednesday, March 09, 2016)
    Cracker Barrel Partners With Michael W. Smith to Sponsor Nationwide Christmas Tour
    (Wednesday, December 02, 2015)
    Natalie Grant Features Special Guest Vocals On New Album
    (Thursday, September 10, 2015)
    Michael W. Smith Announces Return of Nationwide Christmas Tour, with Amy Grant in Select Markets
    (Tuesday, September 08, 2015)
    Switchfoot Returns To The Studio To Work On New Music
    (Friday, September 04, 2015)
    Kari Jobe To Release New Album
    (Wednesday, July 29, 2015)
    KJ-52 Turns 40
    (Wednesday, July 01, 2015)
    Michael W. Smith Releases "Sky Spills Over" Music Video
    (Tuesday, June 16, 2015)
    Michael W. Smith Joins President Clinton and Others in Heartfelt Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
    (Thursday, April 23, 2015)
    Amy Grant's Be Still And Know Hymns & Faith Releases Today To Media Praise
    (Tuesday, April 14, 2015)
    Chris Stevens Signs Long-Term Deal With Capitol CMG Publishing
    (Tuesday, April 14, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Appears on CBS's The Doctors
    (Thursday, February 19, 2015)
    Tooth & Nail Signs New Artist We Are The City
    (Tuesday, January 27, 2015)
    Michael W. Smith and Candace Cameron Bure Join Forces at Friends' Wedding
    (Monday, January 19, 2015)
    Lauren Daigle Wraps Recording Debut Full Length Album
    (Thursday, January 15, 2015)
    Hillsong Young & Free Starts New Year With New EP
    (Tuesday, January 13, 2015)
    Leeland Promises New Album for 2015
    (Monday, January 12, 2015)
    New Year, New Resolutions
    (Monday, January 05, 2015)
    New Year's Resolution Round-Up (2015 Edition)
    (Thursday, January 01, 2015)
    Josh Wilson and Brandon Heath Team Up
    (Thursday, December 18, 2014)
    Casting Crowns Partners With Cracker Barrel
    (Monday, December 15, 2014)
    Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas Surges in Sales Following CMA Country Christmas
    (Thursday, December 11, 2014)
    Nathan Tasker Single "Man On A Wire" Reaches Top 20 In Australia
    (Thursday, December 04, 2014)
    Michael W. Smith Named Philanthropist of the Year
    (Friday, November 14, 2014)
    Michael W. Smith to Perform with Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town for CMA Country Christmas
    (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)
    Michael W. Smith Invites Host of A-List Performers to Join Him on New Christmas Record
    (Tuesday, August 12, 2014)
    Top 10 Billboard 200 Debut for Michael W. Smith's "Stunning" and "Powerful" Sovereign
    (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)
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    (Tuesday, April 01, 2014)
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    (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
    Michael W. Smith Announces Exclusive "Hymns" Release At Cracker Barrel
    (Saturday, March 08, 2014)
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    Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith continues to live out his dream; he releases new music regularly and performs around the world to sold-out crowds of loyal and inspired fans. During Michael's storied career, he's not only been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums, he's also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children's lives through Compassion International.

    In many ways, Michael is a statesman, at the fulcrum of Christian music in pivotal moments. And like the 'heart of a lion' that is said to never go away, Michael isn't content staying with the equilibrium. With that drive and a non-stop touring and recording schedule, Michael hit a wall most creative people hit at some point in their careers. 

    "I talked with my team at the beginning of 2017 and told them I'm not going to do another record unless I can write some stuff that really excites me," he explains. "I was still grieving over my dad passing in November of 2015 and I thought it might be two or three years before I did any recording at all, if I ever actually did record at all."

    That impasse lasted about two weeks...all it took was the divisive national sentiment of 2017 and the mean-spirited banter on social media to once again ignite the creative fires. In February 2018, this prolific artist comes roaring back with not one, but two full-length albums from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music: both a USA Today and Yahoo! Music-acclaimed studio album A Million Lights (Feb. 16) and Surrounded (Feb. 23), his first live worship recording since 2014's Sovereign that became a top 10 Billboard 200, No. 1-selling Christian album.

    One of the first songs to emerge from the studio was "Conversation," a track that addresses the paradox of modern technology making it easier to speak at rather than with people.

    "In the age of social media, people have forgotten how to talk with one another, to be civil," affirms Smith. "If you put these same people in a room together, what was once an agenda becomes a conversation."

    The studio album also features the title track, first single and video that had USA Today raving, "Michael is shining brighter than ever," and completing their first-ever "Life" section cover story on Michael.

    Admittedly a Sci-Fi geek, loving shows like "Star Wars" and "Lost In Space" and enamored by the expanse of the heavens, the "A Million Lights" video sees Smith at work in a sleek, high-tech spaceship. "I'm an astronaut. My whole life, I've always wanted to go into space. And now it looks like I'm in Rogue One.

    "In the video, my job as an astronaut is to get up every day and record the stars because they're all vibrating. In fact, the whole universe is vibrating. Now, I think it's from the voice of God. But whatever the source, each star is generating audio," he says, recounting the story of this extraordinary video that is directed by his son Ryan.

    Remarkably, this ethereal sound of the stars that is literally the music of the stars, captured and translated into sound by scientists, is in the same musical key as "A Million Lights." There's nothing like it in the world we know - haunting, endless and pulsating. 

    Other songs on A Million Lights focus on the ever-present need for love - hardly a new topic for Smith, but one he explores here perhaps from more perspectives than ever before. The titles make that clear: "Love Always Wins," "Hey Love" and "Love Revolution."

    Turning the focus on love heavenward, Michael gathered worshippers around him and his band Nov. 2, 2017 for an intimate, set in the round recording of Surrounded at The Factory / Jamison Hall in Franklin, TN. His desire with this project is to unify the Church's diverse expressions into one passionate, joyful cry of worship.

    "I feel God moving through His Church and He is calling us together to be one voice and one heart. One bride. Every nation, every tribe and every tongue. Every social class, every denomination.

    "What if we bring Him the thing that pleases Him most- our unity," implores Michael. "We may each have different stories, and skin, and songs, but we all share His same Spirit."

    Leading a diverse chorus of voices, Michael's new worship album features 12 tracks, including the declarative "Surrounded (Fight My Battles)," which also becomes the first video from the recording that was world-premiered Christmas Eve on Michael's Facebook and website and has since received hundreds-of-thousands of streams.

    Taking the new music and fan favorites from his extensive repertoire on the road, Michael embarks on his "Surrounded By A Million Lights World Tour" March 2017. And along with the tour, more adventurous projects are in the works for Smith. Even as A Million Lights and Surrounded sparked to life, Smith is diving into other projects, each one enhancing the others in ways he never experienced before. From mapping out a memoir of lessons learned from his father to completing a symphonic composition, he's realizing a wide range of ambitions and senses a convergence of all he's done and has yet to do.

    "For me, though, music is always my first creative outlet," he clarifies. "Forever, until the world ends, music is the most powerful language there is. It can transform your life on every level, not just the spiritual. It can help people reconnect with why they're here. That's what I'm doing with A Million Lights and Surrounded."

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    New Album | Posted November 23, 2011
    I have been listening to your music for a long time and I have to say your new album is amazing. I wish the best for you and your ministry.

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    :) | Posted November 23, 2011
    I have been a fan for a long time

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    surprised by total instrumental cd | Posted November 18, 2011
    I have always enjoyed his vocal albums. This instrumental album is a treat to listen to. Very enjoyable.

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    Worship His Glory | Posted November 18, 2011
    This CD is so uplifting. It's excellence and symphonic simplicity transports one into a peaceful place of Worship. I don't know how you can "top" Freedom but somehow this is even better. When I worked at my church, one of the weapons of warfare was to always have praise music on and pray continually until the enemy was gone. I have adopted that in my daily life at home and work. What is also so gratifying is that MWS continues to be current, relevant and a statesman for CCM music. I am drawn closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. LM

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    Michael, you are so good | Posted November 17, 2011
    Michael W. Smith is one of the best christian worship Musician and knows how to touch the hearts of his fans and Listeners. Be blessed in your work for the Lord!! I hope you could read this.

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    Smitty is the Best | Posted November 16, 2011
    Smitty is the first Christian artist I listened to, and I grew up with his music guiding my way. So many of his songs hit where I was at the time, spoke in words I couldn't express. I'll be a lifetime fan.

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    :) | Posted November 16, 2011
    One absloutely talented musician. I totally love his music :)

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    wow | Posted November 16, 2011
    A great artist - has delivered some amazing content over the years! Some great orchestral arrangements too.

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    Greatest singer | Posted November 15, 2011
    You are my most favorite singer. I love your songs. You are a great blessing.

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    Thanks | Posted November 14, 2011
    Thank you Lord for bringing Michael into this world say that we may worship you better. Amen

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