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Michael W. Smith

Michael W Smith
Personal information
Birth nameMichael Whitaker Smith
BornOctober 7, 1957(age 59)
Kenova, West Virginia, USA
OriginNashville, Tennessee, USA
GenresCCM, Christian rock, Pop rock
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Musician, Recording artist, Composer, Actor
Instrumentsvocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active1983 present
LabelsReunion Records, Provident Label Group
Associated actsAmy Grant, Chris Rice, Steven Curtis Chapman

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Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is a Billboard top ten Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. 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, Michael W. Smith has sold more than 13 million albums and recorded 29 No. 1 Hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums. Smith is an American Music Award recipient; he was also named one of People magazine's "Most Beautiful People".


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