Michael W. Smith

Musician and Songwriter

Michael Whitaker Smith is an American contemporary Christian musician. Smith also has achieved a considerable amount of success in the mainstream music industry. Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has earned 40 Dove Awards. Over the course of his career, he sold more than 13 million albums and recorded 29 No. 1 Hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael W. Smith.


1957 Birth Born on October 7, 1957.


1978 - 1981 3 More Events
1983 25 Years Old 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 himself) in 1983 on the Reunion Records label. … Read More
1984 26 Years Old By the time Smith's second album Michael W. Smith 2 was released in 1984, he was headlining his own tours.
1986 28 Years Old In 1986, Smith released The Big Picture.


1988 - 1992 3 More Events
1993 35 Years Old In 1993 Smith released his first box set, The Wonder Years and his first greatest hits album, The First Decade (1983–1993). … Read More
1994 36 Years Old In 1994, Smith made his acting debut as Billy Holden in Secret Adventures: Shrug. … Read More
1995 37 Years Old In 1995, Smith released his eighth album I'll Lead You Home, which combines the pop style of his secular albums with a touch of religious feel. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old In 1998, Smith also released his second Christmas album, Christmastime.
1999 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith collaborated with Jim Brickman on "Love of My Life", a romantic love song for Brickman's album Destiny in 1999. … Read More
2000 - 2003 4 More Events
2004 46 Years Old 1 More Event
He performed this song live for the 2004 Republican National Convention, saying that President George W. Bush, whom he said is a fan and a family friend, had asked him to write a song about the attacks.
2006 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006 he released Stand, which is similar to Healing Rain (2004) in style and genre but with more Christian themed-songs.


2008 50 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 20, 2008, Smith recorded his third live Worship album at the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, titled A New Hallelujah. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2010, he released Wonder, which follows the CCM style of Healing Rain (2004) and Stand (2006).
2011 53 Years Old Smith's second instrumental album, Glory, was released on November 22, 2011. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old Smith's concert in Draper, Utah, on July 24, 2012 was almost canceled due to a complaint filed by a Utah resident on July 16, 2012. … Read More
In 2014, Smith released three albums, Hymns, Sovereign, and The Spirit of Christmas.
2015 57 Years Old In 2015, Smith and his son Tyler wrote the score and soundtrack for the film 90 Minutes in Heaven, where he also has a small acting role in.
Smith's second hymns album, called Hymns II - Shine On Us, was released on January 29, 2016. … Read More
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