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For his fourth holiday project, Christian composer Michael W. Smith goes country, turning to crooners like Vince Gill, Martina McBride, and Lady Antebellum to conjure up some down-home Christmas cheer. Not everyone has a twang, though. Michael McDonald joins Smith on “Peace” and Bono contributes the moody spoken word piece “The Darkest Midnight,” while Amy Grant lends her voice to the haunting new hymn “Almost There.” Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood’s lush vocals on “All Is Well” are a present you’ll want to unwrap again and again.

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Christmas Joy at its BEST!

I absolutely LOVE Michael Dub-ya's Christmas albums- the orchestration, the voices, the inspiration they lend…I literally play his holiday music all year round!
I have looked forward to this album for a while now, and I have listened to it and deemed it MORE THAN WORTHY of FIVE STARS of EXCELLENCE!! May many people find the JOY and TRUE SPIRIT of Christmas in this album.

Wonderful Christmas CD

I listened to songs and loved them all. Perfectly done!!! Great talent and I love the duets !!!!

I love it!!

I'm one of his biggest fans, so I wasn't surprised I loved this cd. It's only October and it feels so Christmasy and magical listening to it! I hope this brings new fans for Michael and continues to glorify God!


Born: October 7, 1957 in Kenova, WV

Genre: Christian & Gospel

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Michael W. Smith became one of the most enduringly popular artists in the contemporary Christian music market while also finding success as a mainstream artist. The songwriter was born in Kenova, West Virginia, the son of an oil refinery worker and a caterer. He became a devout Christian at age ten and spent his teenage years around a support group of fellow believers who frequently gathered to create music. That support group split up after high school, and Smith turned to alcohol, drugs, and wild...
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