Listen NowPrayerProgramsRequeststhe Manna

On Air Blog

Friday June 27, 2014

Josh Millwood - Friday, June 27, 2014
The Joy Ride

Thanks for making Joy! 102.5 your home. We love doing life together with you!

Michael W. Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. Michael was your typical Southern boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. He wrote his first song at age 5 (I’m sure it was precious) - but as a child, he longed to be a professional baseball player!

In 1982, Michael was asked to play keyboards in a band that was backing up Christian & Pop sensation, Amy Grant. Michael toured and wrote with Amy for years before launching his own solo career. In 1989 his song Go West Young Man began what would become one of the most legendary careers in Christian music.

From pavement pounding superstar of the 1990s, to record label founding, mega-producer artist who jets around the world on private planes - Smitty has sung for Presidents and orphans alike! According to his Twitter feed, this week he’s working on a new Christmas album with Country superstars Lady Antebellum. But that’s just another day in the life of a guy who’s sold more than 15 million albums, scored 28 No. 1 hits, earning three GRAMMYs and more than 40 Dove Awards.

Album: Sovereign  

Twitter: @michaelwsmith  

Instagram: CLICK 4 PICS  


Want More? CLICK HERE  

Video: The One That Really Matters (Live) Featuring Kari Jobe

What artists would you like to hear featured on The Artist of the Day?

Joy 102.5 is a listener supported ministry.  You can be a part of this amazing ministry by supporting us financially. CLICK HERE to learn more!

CLICK HERE for Joy 102.5!

Recent Posts


JJ Heller Paul Baloche Rebecca St. James Andrew Peterson Moriah Peters Cheri Keaggy Vicky Beeching Phil Wickham Spoken For Audio Adrenaline Rush of Fools Carrollton City Harbor Hillsong Tricia Steve & Shawn Salvador An Epic, No Less Closings David Dunn Ashes Remain Sanctus Real Natalie Grant Kerrie Roberts Andy Cherry David Crowder Band Unspoken One Sonic Society 7eventh Time Down Tiffany Lee Rachael Lampa Francesca Battistelli Shaun Groves All Things New Finding Favour David Glenn Mandisa Everfound Lauren Daigle Living Anthem St. Patrick's Day Burlap To Cashmere Page CXVI Downhere Eddie Kirkland Among The Thirsty John Mark McMillan Todd Agnew The City Harmonic Tenth Avenue North Jeremy Riddle Michael W Smith Big Daddy Weave Remedy Drive Citizens & Saints Abandon Passion Steve Fee Hearts Of Saints MIKESCHAIR Group 1 Crew The Digital Age Steven Curtis Chapman Tim Hughes New Life Worship Esterlyn Love & The Outcome About A Mile Peter Furler Colton Dixon Aaron Shust JJ Weeks NewSong Kutless Jenny Simmons Matthew West Laura Story Holly Starr Beloved Crowder Brenton Brown Worship Central for King & Country Tanner Clark Hillsong United Jessa Anderson 33 Miles Sharathon NewWorldSon CentricWorship Chris August Thanksgiving Northpoint Julian Drive Avalon Matt Redman Casey Darnell Matt Brouwer Jesus Culture FFH Jadon Lavik Newsboys Mark Schultz Jason Gray Fellowship Creative Addison Road Rend Collective Seth Condrey Bethel Shawn McDonald Tim Halperin Ellie Holcomb Nicole C Mullen Meredith Andrews Citizen Way Leeland Ryan Stevenson TobyMac Britt Nicole Jaci Velasquez Christy Nockels Daniel Doss Heather Williams Lincoln Brewster Shane & Shane Jonny Diaz Plumb Jason Ingram August Rain Power Production Ministries Jeremy Camp Brandon Heath Robbie Seay Band Selah Jeff Deyo Dustin Smith Building 429 Shane Bowers Jason Castro Seventh Day Slumber No Other Name John Waller Caleb Rowden Phillips, Craig & Dean MercyMe Chris Tomlin Jars of Clay Kim Walker-Smith All Sons & Daughters The Afters Rhett Walker Band The Museum Relient K Dara Maclean Hawk Nelson Lindsay McCaul Needtobreathe OBB Watermark Bethany Dillon Dan Bremnes Dante Schmitz Third Day Luminate Amanda Noelle Jamie Grace Sidewalk Prophets Point Of Grace The Royal Royal Kari Jobe Rita Springer Josh Wilson Adie Camp Jason Bare Nichole Nordeman Casting Crowns March Gladness Schools