Coming this Friday is Michael W. Smith's second hymns CD released via Cracker Barrel restaurant. "Michael W. Smith Hymns II - Shine On Us," which releases on Jan. 29, 2016, is a 16 song set. The album features Smith's own rendition of hymns such as "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," "O Sacred Head Now Wounded," "Be Still My Soul," "I'd Rather Have Jesus," "I Need Thee,""America the Beautiful," and many others.
Smith's partnership with Cracker Barrel began with the exclusive release of the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) Dove Award winning "Michael W. Smith - Hymns" album in 2014. The success of that project led to a second record, "Michael W. Smith Hymns II - Shine On Us," available exclusively at Cracker Barrel this January.
Throughout his 29-year career as a recording artist, Michael W. Smith has accumulated an impressive catalog of achievements. His 24 albums have garnered multiple honors including an American Music Award, three GRAMMY ® Awards, 44 GMA Dove Awards and 33 No. 1 radio hits. In addition, he holds 16 Gold, 7 Platinum and 2 Double-Platinum albums for career sales of 15 million.
Inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2009, Smith has scored film projects, written 12 books and been featured by media outlets including "Hannity," NBC's "Today," ABC's "Good Morning America," "NBC Nightly News," "Larry King Live," "FOX & Friends," The Associated Press, Billboard, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and more.
Constantly giving back to the community, one of Smith's ongoing projects is Rocketown - a nightclub for teens in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. - that serves as a safe place for young people to enjoy music and for artists to be discovered. He and wife of 30 years, Debbie, are the proud parents of five children.