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NEWS: Over 130,000 Celebrate Christmas With Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith

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With 32 shows nationwide, an excess of 130,000 people celebrated the holiday season with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith. Kicking off on Nov. 11 at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater, multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® award winning artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-billed their popular symphony-filled Christmas tour joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton, the annual holiday tour included stops in Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Detroit, Dallas, Tulsa, Minneapolis, Atlanta and more. Grant also returned to Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium for nine performances with husband Vince Gill, aptly titled “Christmas At The Ryman.”

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NEWS: Outtakes Revealed From Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Jordan Smith’s Christmas Tour 2016

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In anticipation of the 2016 Christmas Tour kickoff, a humorous outtake reel from promotional footage with multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, joined by Jordan Smith, winner of NBC’s The Voice, has been unveiled. The three artists obviously enjoy being together and the video contains outtakes from their attempts to record market specific liners for their tour. The 2016 Christmas Tour will begin on November 11 in Los Angeles, traveling to nearly 20 different major markets across the U.S. In addition, a portion of proceeds from the tour will help benefit Operation Christmas Child, known for distributing 135 million shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to children in need in 150 countries.

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NEWS: Six-Time GRAMMY® Winner Amy Grant To Unveil Tennessee Christmas, First New Holiday Album In Nearly 20 Years

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Multi-platinum recording artist Amy Grant will unveil her first all-new Christmas album in nearly twenty years on October 21, just in time for the holiday season. A collection of thirteen new recordings, including the title track, Tennessee Christmas offers a blend of heartfelt originals and Grant’s own spin on popular Yuletide classics, seamlessly weaving together the joy, love, laughter, and even grief this season brings. Recorded in her home studio in Nashville, Grant collaborated with producers Mac McAnally (Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride), Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard, Frankie Ballard) and Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band) to bring this project to life. Looking forward to the release, Grant shares some insight into her vision behind this project – “I’ve loved traveling the world with my guitar, but my favorite musical memories have happened right here at home around Christmastime with family and friends. I hope we’ve captured some of that magic to share with all of you this holiday season!”

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NEWS: Michael W. Smith to Make Third Appearance on CMA Country Christmas Broadcast Tonight on ABC

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Joining the talents of Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Charles Kelley and more, Michael W. Smith will appear on tonight’s CMA Country Christmas on ABC at 9/8 CST. Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, the all star line-up includes Smith’s duet with Martina McBride for “What Child Is This” from his 2014 release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas. The multi-platinum selling Smith partnered with PEOPLE Magazine for a free download of his collaboration with McBride for their holiday playlist, including an exclusive interview in PEOPLE’s popular Country issue.

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NEWS: Michael W. Smith Joins President Clinton and Others in Heartfelt Memorial

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Michael W. Smith joined President Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and others in remembering victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing, and celebrating the “Oklahoma Standard” during Sunday’s memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of the attack. The three-time GRAMMY® winner also received the prestigious 2015 Applause Award from the Nashville-based Belmont University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Program on Saturday, April 18.

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