Michael W. Smith is excited to release his new album “A Million Lights” next Friday February 16th, followed by the release of his highly anticipated live worship album “Surrounded” the following Friday February 23rd.

In support of both albums Michael will kick off a North American headlining tour on March 8th, followed by a tour of Israel and another 40-date North American tour this fall. Compassion International, a child-advocacy ministry for which Michael has sponsored over 70,000 children from Third-World-Countries, will present the U.S. tour.

One can go on about Michael’s impressive career – he’s written 32 #1 songs, the winner of three Grammy Awards and 45 Dove Awards, he’s given back to the global community and he’s a best-selling author – but it’s Michael’s ability to write compelling, inspired new music that has allowed him to perform around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 30+ years.

Fueled by the divisive national sentiment of 2017 and the mean-spirited banter on social media, Michael was motivated by the present need of love and the paradox of modern technology when writing “A Million Lights.”

“About half the album was written in response to where we are as a nation,” says Michael. “In the age of social media, people have forgotten how to talk with one another, to be civil … my parents taught me to love and respect others, even if we had differing points of view. That doesn’t seem to be the norm today.”

Yahoo Music applauds A Million Lights for “tackling a tough audience: the divided American people” and points out that new song “[Love Always Wins] is especially relevant in today’s environment, calling for a focus on the positive.”

“Forever, until the world ends, music is the most powerful language there is,” says Michael. “It can transform your life on every level, not just the spiritual. It can help people reconnect with why they’re here. That’s what I’m doing with A Million Lights.”

First single “A Million Lights” and “Love Always Wins” can now be heard on major Spotify playlists like “100 Essentials,” “American Top 40 Charts,” “Top Christian,” “Ultimate Indie” and “Dance Around The House.”

Watch the sci-fi inspired official video for “A Million Lights” here:


Check out a performance of “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” from Michael’s upcoming live worship album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBl84oZxnJ4

Listen to “Love Always Wins” here:


More exciting news to be announced shortly!






Tour Dates for Michael’s “Surrounded By A Million Lights World Tour”

February 10th      Culture Center Theater       Charleston, WV

February 23rd      The World Stage at Museum of The Bible  Washington, DC

March 8th             Autumn Ridge Church         Rochester, MN

March 9th             Bethel Church                      Fargo, ND

March 10th           Aberdeen Civic Arena          Aberdeen, SD

March 11th           Bismarck Event Center        Bismarck, ND

March 15th           Cedar Valley Church            Bloomington, MN

March 16th           Alder Theater                       Davenport, IA

March 17th           Kearney eFree Church        Kearney, NE

March 18th           The Oakley Lindsay Center Quincy, IL

March 23rd           First Baptist Daytona Beach          Daytona Beach, FL

March 24th           Collegedale Community Church   College Dale, TN

March 25th           Village Baptist Church         Destin, FL

April 6th                Morningside Church            Port St. Lucie, FL

April 10th              Israel Tour 2018                  Tel Aviv, Israel

April 11th              Israel Tour 2018                  Tel Aviv, Israel

April 12th              Israel Tour 2018                  Nazareth, Israel

April 13th              Israel Tour 2018                  Nazareth, Israel

April 14th              Israel Tour 2018                  Nazareth, Israel

April 15th              Israel Tour 2018                  Jerusalem, Israel

April 16th              Israel Tour 2018                  Jerusalem, Israel

April 17th              Israel Tour 2018                  Jerusalem, Israel

April 18th              Israel Tour 2018                  Jerusalem, Israel

April 19th              Israel Tour 2018                  Jerusalem, Israel

April 20th              Israel Tour 2018                  Jerusalem, Israel

April 26th              Peckville Assembly              Blakely, PA

April 27th              The Lerner Theater              Elkhart, IN

April 28th              Hales Corner Lutheran Church      Hales Corner, WI

April 29th              TBD                                      Detroit, MI

May 4th                TBD                                       Anderson, IN

May 5th                Lancaster Bible College        Lancaster, PA

July 21st – 28th    Michael W Smith and Friends 2018 Alaska Cruise

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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