Music that does nothing but worship God.
On a rainy June evening, Michael joined nearly 10,000 worshippers including Amy Grant, Shaun Groves, Darwin Hobbs, Greg Long, Cindy Morgan, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Ginny Owens, Chris Rice and Mark Schultz at Carpenter’s Home Church in Lakeland, FL to record the album that has been on his heart for over five years. Leading worship is nothing new to Michael. His songs “Great is the Lord” and “Thy Word” are included in most hymnals, and the Smitty-penned “Agnus Dei” is popular in most modern worship circles. Michael describes how he chose the songs by saying, “It’s always been my goal, if I did the record, to pick the twelve songs that just slay you.” And that’s what he did. From “Let It Rain” to “Heart Of Worship” Michael leads with a sense of humility, shedding all pride. “This is not about me,” says Michael. “We did this to worship God.”
About Michael W. Smith
Michael Whitaker Smith is an American musician, who has charted primarily in the contemporary Christian and occasionally in the mainstream charts. His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 when “Place in this World” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the course of his career, he has sold more than 18 million albums.
Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, an American Music Award recipient, and has earned 45 Dove Awards. In 1999, ASCAP awarded him with the “Golden Note” Award for lifetime achievement in song writing, and in 2014 they honored him as the “cornerstone of Christian music” for his significant influence on the genre. He also has recorded 31 No. 1 Hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums. He has also starred in two movies and published 13 books including This is Your Time, which he worked with Christian author Gary Thomas to write.