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Michael's 2012 Canada/New England Cruise Sets Sail July 7th
The 2012 Michael W. Smith Canada and New England Cruise sets sail July 7th. The week long event will include guests Sean Hannity, Jeremy Camp, and Audrey Assad. To sign up for the cruise or for more information, including a video from Michael and Debbie about the cruise, click the link below:

MWS 2012 Cruise Information

25 January 2012

Decades of Worship Album Released
Decades of Worship, Michael's latest project, has been released. Decades of Worship is a compilation album of favorite worship hymns. Full press release below.




Press Release from michaelwsmith.com:

MICHAEL W. SMITH RELEASES DECADES OF WORSHIP JAN. 17
Project Brings Together Smith’s Most Popular Worship Songs

(Nashville, Tenn.) Jan. 9, 2012—Having released the acclaimed instrumental project, GLORY (Nov. 21, 2011), celebrated artist, songwriter, composer, instrumentalist, performer, author and producer, Michael W. Smith delivers his latest musical offering, Decades of Worship, on Jan. 17. Smith, a mainstay with a 29-year career, brings together the best of his beloved worship hymns on this, his 24th project.

Since his entrance onto the music scene in the early 80s, Smith has been a worship leader, writer and has recorded some of the church’s most popular worship anthems including “Great Is The Lord,” “Agnus Dei,” “A New Hallelujah” and “Healing Rain” to name a few. These songs were released on three worship albums since 2001, including Worship, Worship Again, A New Hallelujah, and Healing Rain, which have collectively sold more than 3.7 million copies.

Available for the first time, Smith’s top worship songs are all on one CD. Decades Of Worship features 12 total tracks comprising such classics as “Agnus Dei” and “A New Hallelujah” mentioned above as well as “Above All,” “Mighty To Save,” and “Breathe,” among others. A complete track listing is as follows:

Decades of Worship

1. Agnus Dei
2. Above All
3. Breathe
4. Awesome God
5. You Are Holy (Prince of Peace)
6. Here I Am To Worship
7. I See You
8. Mighty To Save
9. A New Hallelujah
10. Healing Rain
11. So Great (with Christy Nockels & Israel Houghton)
12. Take Me Over

BONUS CUT: Great Is The Lord (newly remastered)

“As long as I can remember, I have felt called to lead worship. Each song on this collection is a reflection of my heart to see people draw closer to God. I pray that these songs move people to encounter God in a new and deeper way,” shares Smith.

Decades of Worship will be released via MWS Group and distributed by Provident Distribution/Sony Music. The new year ushers in a flurry of activity for Michael. In addition to a Spring Tour in the U.S., concert dates have already been booked in Brazil, Australia, Europe and Canada. July 7 – 14 will see Smith hosting his semi-annual Michael W. Smith and Friends Cruise; this trip touring Eastern Canada and New England.

17 January 2012

Additional 2012 Concert Tour Dates Announced
Additional tour and concert dates have been announced for 2012. For more information check out the tour page:

Tour Information
05 January 2012

It's A Wonderful Christmas Tour Ends
The 2011 It's a Wonderful Christmas tour ended December 20th with the last show in Jacksonville, Florida.
20 December 2011

Glory Album Released
Michael's new album Glory is now available nationwide. This is his 23rd career album. Glory marks his 2nd instrumental project, the first being Freedom released in 2000 to wide spread acceptance and very positive reviews.




22 November 2011

New Glory Album Available in iTunes
Michael's new album Glory is now available for download at iTunes. Click the iTunes button below:




21 November 2011

New 2012 Tours and Concert Dates Announced
Several new tours and concert dates have been announced for 2012. The Michael W. Smith Brazil Tour starts in January. On January 18th, Michael performs live with Aline Barros in Sao Paolo, Brazil for the recording of her new DVD. Following the Brazil Tour is the Wonder Worship and Glory Tour with numerous stops in the US. The Michael W. Smith and Band Canadian Tour follows in May. For more information and dates check out the tour page:

Tour Information
15 November 2011

Countdown to Glory
The countdown to Glory, Michael's next new album, is getting close to the November 22nd release date. The CD is now available for pre-order:




22 October 2011

Michael to Join Hannity Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops
Michael will be part of Sean Hannity's Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops which will be held in three cities this December: Pittsburgh (12/2), Washington DC (12/3), and Atlanta (12/18). Along with Michael and Sean, the concerts will feature Oliver North and recording artist Five for Fighting. For more information visit:

Sean Hannity's Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops
18 October 2011

New Album Glory Official Press Release
Michael W. Smith Releases Second Instrumental Project, Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One of contemporary Christian music’s most enduring and beloved artists, Michael W. Smith presents the highly anticipated instrumental follow-up to his 2000 RIAA Gold-selling album, Freedom. Titled 'Glory', the project, Smith’s 23rd career record, will be available at national retail outlets on Nov. 22.

Recorded with a 65-piece orchestra at London’s prestigious AIR Studios (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Peter Gabriel, Pirates of the Caribbean, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”), Glory was arranged by Smith’s longtime friend David Hamilton and features a moving collection of original music. Included on the album, produced by Smith, are “Glory – The Overture,” “The Patriot,” “Heroes,” “Whitaker’s Wonder,” “Redemption,” “Atonement,” “The Romance,” “The Tribute” and a larger-than-life symphonic version of “Agnus Dei.”

Smith comments, “I’ve said many times that Freedom is my favorite record, so I’m very excited to be releasing my second instrumental record. I think the people that enjoyed Freedom will love this one; and I actually think some of the unique musical twists this project is taking will open it up to a whole new audience as well.”

On the inspiration for Glory, Smith notes, “When I work with an orchestra I feel like I’m in my element. I often think of the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ and the famous quote by the film’s hero Eric Liddell. He says, ‘when I run I feel His pleasure.’ This statement encompasses my experience when I work on instrumental music. When I’m able to see sweeping melodies and epic, cinematic songs come to fruition, it’s like I am offering a prayer to our Father in Heaven.”

Press Release from michaelwsmith.com

01 September 2011

Update: -  Editor's Note: Pre-orders are now available through michaelwsmith.com here: Pre-Order Glory Offers at discounted prices. Single CD, Multiple CD, Freedom/Glory combo packs, and foil signature lithographs are also available for pre-order.

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