Michael W. Smith
- Hit songs include "Place in this World," "I Will Be Here for You," and "Above All"
- Member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame
- Winner of 3 Grammy and 45 Dove awards
Starting out as a songwriter and keyboard player for Amy Grant, Smith has since enjoyed 32 No. 1 hits, three Grammys, an American Music Award, 6 platinum records, 16 gold records, and 45 Dove Awards. With record sales numbering more than 15 million throughout his career, Smith is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In 2006, he received an official White House appointment to serve as Vice Chair to the President's Council for Service and Civic Participation. Michael W. Smith actively serves at his church, New River Fellowship in Franklin, TN, and works with Rocketown, a teen club, coffee house, and skate park which he founded in downtown Nashville whose mission is to foster vital relationships between disenfranchised adolescents and Christian mentors. Smith starred in the film adaptation of the best-selling book 90 Minutes in Heaven, and collaborated with his son on the score and soundtrack for the film.
Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on April 22, 2007.