Lullaby Album, Nighty Night and Good Night
Book Both Crafted In Collaboration
With VeggieTales Co-Creator Mike Nawrocki
Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist and best-selling author Michael W. Smith launches Nurturing Steps™ with his first-ever children’s album Lullaby (released May 4 through The Fuel Music), and book Nighty Night and Good Night (releasing May 8 through Zonderkidz™). Each of these projects were crafted in collaboration with renowned VeggieTales co-creator Mike Nawrocki.
This new infant and toddler series from Michael offers a simple mission to provide parents and grandparents with music and books to enliven a young child’s journey with hope and faith through song and storytelling.
“One of the greatest joys of my life is being a parent and a grandparent,” says Michael, the father of five, who is called “G-Daddy” by his 14 grandkids. “I want to serve the next generation well. That’s why I created Nurturing Steps, to provide stories and songs that will help shape the faith of our newest generation.”
WHO: Michael W. Smith
WHAT: Michael W. Smith “Pajama Party and Release Event” for his new children’s album, Lullaby, and book, Nighty Night and Good Night. Event is being presented by Church Of The City and Toddle Rock®.
WHERE: Church of the City, 282 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, Tennessee, 37067.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 9, 10:00 to 10:30 am CDT. Doors will open at 9:30. Event is free and open to the public. Reservations for the event are being accepted now at https://goo.gl/forms/XxcS6KoAOgkZBlng1.
For Lullaby, Michael meaningfully arranges his worldwide hits like “Agnus Dei” and “Friends” along with new ballads “No More Crying,” “Sleep Tight” and more, and leads an audio bedtime drama for young children with the Nighty Night characters. The Nighty Nights also join Michael as his band with Bear on Guitar, Lamby on Keys and Sleepy Puppy on Upright Base.
In Nighty Night and Good Night, members of the Nighty Night band are further called upon to help their friend, Ben, as he tries to fall asleep. After bedtime prayers and some going-to-sleep rituals are done, a lullaby sung by the band of animals including Bear, Sleepy Puppy and Lamby finally does the trick.
Even in the midst of his busy schedule, Michael makes time for his children and grandchildren and treasures the special moments he has to speak into their lives.
“I hope they see these books and this music as a gift to them, to remember that they are loved as they fall asleep every night,” says Michael.
For all the latest Michael W. Smith and Nurturing Steps news, go to www.michaelwsmith.com.