Michael W. Smith is an American Christian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has sold over 18 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Christian music artists of all time. Smith has won numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards, 44 GMA Dove Awards, and an American Music Award. He has also been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Smith was born in Kenova, West Virginia, in 1957. He began playing the guitar at a young age and began writing songs in his teens. In 1982, he released his debut album, Michael W. Smith. The album was a success, and Smith went on to release a string of successful albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his most popular songs include “Place in This World,” “Above All,” “I Will Be Here for You,” and “This Is Your Time.”
Smith has also been involved in a number of other projects, including founding the record label Rocketown Records and the Compassion International program called “Michael W. Smith World Outreach.” He is also a frequent speaker at Christian events and conferences.
Smith is a devout Christian and his music often reflects his faith. He has said that he believes that music is a powerful tool that can be used to communicate the love of God. He is a role model for many Christians and his music has inspired millions of people around the world.