Listen NowPrayerProgramsRequeststhe Manna

On Air Blog

The Joy Ride 12/16/13

Josh Millwood - Monday, December 16, 2013
9 more days...

Michael W Smith

Michael Whitaker Smith was born October 7, 1957 to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. Michael was a typical boy – active in baseball, his family’s church activities, and playing piano. He wrote his first song at age 5 - 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 young artist 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.

2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Smitty. His new album is slated for the Spring and he's inviting his fans along for an Alaskan Cruise this summer! You can't go much further West than that, Michael...  

Album: New Album: Spring 2014!

Christmas Music: The Ultimate Christmas Collection (All THREE albums!)  

Twitter: @michaelwsmith  


Want More? CLICK HERE  

Videos: SMITTY TV!  

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


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