Michael W. Smith
With 44 GMA Dove Awards, three GRAMMYs and more than 15 million in sales to his credit, Michael W. Smith has created an unparalleled musical legacy. Some would say he pioneered the Christian music genre itself, having become the most recognized and respected ambassadors for faith infused music world wide. So, how does Christian music’s most enthusiastic innovator approach his 22nd career project? On Wonder, Smith takes his signature creative genius and faith-inspired insights to yet another level with a powerful album that reveals the acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and worship leader as passionate and poignant as ever.
Thematically, Wonder applies the understanding gained from a personal relationship with the Creator to a wider relationship with an increasingly troubled earthbound community. While writing and recording Wonder, the world economy struggled. Haiti—a place close to Michael and wife Debbie’s hearts—was devastated by an earthquake and in the final weeks of production, Nashville was hit with an unprecedented flood. While tragedy was ever present, making it difficult to see God’s hand at work, Smith guides the listener to a place of hope through Wonder.
With the heart of a worship leader, having influenced millions with three of the most impactful worship recordings in the past decade (Worship, Worship Again and A New Hallelujah) Michael is able to translate this sentiment to the day-to-day. While still leaning heavily on themes of awe and inspiration, Wonder gives worship hands and feet, and shows how faith becomes reality when God’s people recognize their humanity and reach out to their community.
For more information visit Michael’s website – http://www.michaelwsmith.com