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Michael W. Smith

Grammy Award Winning Christian Artist, Best Selling Author, Actor

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 Michael W. Smith Biography

During a storied career spanning more than three decades, multi-Platinum artist and bestselling author Michael W. Smith has written 35 No. 1 singles and sold more than 15 million albums while accumulating numerous accolades, including three GRAMMY® Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and, most recently, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Born in Kenova, West Virginia, on October 7, 1957, Smith wrote his first song when he was 5. After moving to Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter and performing with several local bands, Smith later signed on as a staff writer with Meadow green Music, where he penned gospel hits for artists including Sandi Patty, Kathy Troccoli, Bill Gaither and Amy Grant.

Smith began touring as Grant’s keyboard player in 1982, and the next year he became her opening act after releasing his debut album. The 1984 follow-up, Michael W. Smith 2, earned him a GRAMMY® for Best Gospel Performance, after which he shifted gears musically and began developing a more rock oriented sound to reach a younger and more secular audience.

The transition proved a successful one, as Smith has since released more than two dozen albums and landed numerous singles on both the adult contemporary and Christian charts. He won his second GRAMMY® in 1995 for I’ll Lead You Home and another in 2002 for Worship Again. In between, he became the first Christian artist to be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting in 1999.

Last February, Smith released A Million Lights and Surrounded, his first live worship recording since 2014, just a week apart. The two releases became his 30th and 31st Top Ten entries on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, the most among solo artists in the span of his career, and they followed Smith’s successful “Surrounded By a Million Lights World Tour” in 2017.

More than just an outstanding songwriter and performer, Smith has given back to the global community throughout his career. In 1994, he launched Rocketown, a holistic, faith-based youth outreach facility in downtown Nashville aimed at providing a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope. Smith has also raised funds to battle the AIDS epidemic in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, and he has helped more than 70,000 children through his work with Compassion International.

Smith also launched the first book in a new children’s series in May, accompanied by his first-ever children’s album, Lullaby.

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A Simple Blessing: The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Prayer

A Simple Blessing: The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Prayer

Michael W. Smith - Freedom

Michael W. Smith - Freedom

I Will Be Your Friend

I Will Be Your Friend

This Is Your Time :Make Every Moment Count

This Is Your Time :Make Every Moment Count

Michael W. Smith - Change Your World

Michael W. Smith - Change Your World

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Michael W. Smith

Grammy Award Winning Christian Artist, Best Selling Author, Actor

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Michael W. Smith Biography

During a storied career spanning more than three decades, multi-Platinum artist and bestselling author Michael W. Smith has written 35 No. 1 singles and sold more than 15 million albums while accumulating numerous accolades, including three GRAMMY® Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and, most recently, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Born in Kenova, West Virginia, on October 7, 1957, Smith wrote his first song when he was 5. After moving to Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter and performing with several local bands, Smith later signed on as a staff writer with Meadow green Music, where he penned gospel hits for artists including Sandi Patty, Kathy Troccoli, Bill Gaither and Amy Grant.

Smith began touring as Grant’s keyboard player in 1982, and the next year he became her opening act after releasing his debut album. The 1984 follow-up, Michael W. Smith 2, earned him a GRAMMY® for Best Gospel Performance, after which he shifted gears musically and began developing a more rock oriented sound to reach a younger and more secular audience.

The transition proved a successful one, as Smith has since released more than two dozen albums and landed numerous singles on both the adult contemporary and Christian charts. He won his second GRAMMY® in 1995 for I’ll Lead You Home and another in 2002 for Worship Again. In between, he became the first Christian artist to be honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting in 1999.

Last February, Smith released A Million Lights and Surrounded, his first live worship recording since 2014, just a week apart. The two releases became his 30th and 31st Top Ten entries on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, the most among solo artists in the span of his career, and they followed Smith’s successful “Surrounded By a Million Lights World Tour” in 2017.

More than just an outstanding songwriter and performer, Smith has given back to the global community throughout his career. In 1994, he launched Rocketown, a holistic, faith-based youth outreach facility in downtown Nashville aimed at providing a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope. Smith has also raised funds to battle the AIDS epidemic in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, and he has helped more than 70,000 children through his work with Compassion International.

Smith also launched the first book in a new children’s series in May, accompanied by his first-ever children’s album, Lullaby.

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  • Michael W. Smith - Broken (Pt. 2) - 'STILL - Vol. 1'
    Michael W. Smith - Broken (Pt. 2) - 'STILL - Vol. 1'. 39,085 views ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Michael W. Smith?

    Booking fees for Michael W. Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael W. Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael W. Smith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael W. Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael W. Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael W. Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael W. Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael W. Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael W. Smith for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Michael W. Smith generally travels from Franklin, TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tenth Avenue North, Chris August, For King & Country, Big Daddy Weave and Matthew West. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael W. Smith for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michael W. Smith Speaker Videos

  • Michael W. Smith - Broken (Pt. 2) - 'STILL - Vol. 1'
    Michael W. Smith - Broken (Pt. 2) - 'STILL - Vol. 1'. 39,085 views ...

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