Michael W. Smith is an American contemporary Christian artist from Nashville, Tennessee. Smith found initial success penning gospel songs for artists such as Bill Gaither and Amy Grant before recording his Grammy nominated debut "The Michael W. Smith Project" in 1984.
Smith is considered a superstar in the Christian music world, popular both as a singer and songwriter. He has released dozens of albums and has taken home several awards on multiple accounts. Smith's sound sticks to the Christian gospel format, with a pop feel that has found success in mainstream markets.