Love Crusade - Michael W. Smith - Go West Young Man (CD, Album)
Read More Album) W. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian Music, and he has achieved considerable success in the mainstream music industry as well. Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and he has earned 34 Dove Awards. Over the course of his year career, he has sold more than 13 million albums and he has recorded 29 number-one hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums.
His father was an oil refinery worker and his mother was a caterer. He inherited his love of baseball from his father, who had played in the minor leagues. As a child, he developed a love of music through his church.
He learned piano at an early age and sang in his church choir. InSmith was signed as a writer to Meadowgreen Music, where he racked up a number of highly successful gospel hits penned for artists like Sandi Patty, Kathy Troccoli, Bill Gaither, and Amy Grant. Some of these worship songs can be found in church hymnals. The following year, Smith began touring as a keyboardist for Grant on her Age to Age tour.
He would eventually become Grant's opening act and recorded his first Grammy nominated solo album: The Michael W. Smith Project which he also producedinon the Reunion Records label; a label started by Grant's brother-in-law, Dan Harrell, along with Michael Blanton.
This album contained the first recording of his hit "Friends", which he co-wrote with his wife Deborah. He is also an avid spokesperson for sponsoring children through Compassion International. In the movie, he stars as a pastor assigned to work in the inner city. The DVD of the movie was released on July 18, He continues to perform for the "Freedom Concerts" every August.
Smith is married to Deborah "Debbie" Kay Davis b. He resides in the Nashville suburbs and spends time at the Smith family farm. He was Album) lead pastor from and Smith and his wife remain involved members of the church. Smith supports the Republican Party, and is personal friends with several prominent Republicans, including former President George W.
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Smith - Go West Young Man (CD being crazy, you know. My mom and dad knew what I was doing. While many consider this Smith's breakthrough album, I consider it his weakest. Though many Christians were thrilled to see his secular appeal, Album) was also pandering to the pop industry.
Both the music and the lyrics are almost too simplistic here. Back when this cd came out, Smith was a man trying to encourage young teens in their faith while hoping that more mature buyers of the genre would appreciate his ministry likewise. Even the ballads seem trite, especially Emily. Place in this World Love Crusade - Michael W. Smith - Go West Young Man (CD ok, though its video put him in hot water with his wife.
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