|Celebrated Name:||Michael W Smith|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Michael Whitaker Smith|
|Age:||62 years old|
|Birth Date:||October 7, 1957|
|Birth Place:||Kenova, West Virginia|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Deborah “Debbie” Kay Davis|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ryan, Whitney Katherine Mooring,) Tyler Michael, Anna Elizabeth, and Emily Allison)|
|Is Michael W Smith Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$16 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Michael Whitaker Smith is a great success in the gospel music industry as he has been able to chart in both mainstream and contemporary Christian charts. 1991 came to his biggest success in mainstream music when his song ‘” Place in this World” took the 6th position on the Billboard Hot 100. This became the beginning of his successful career in music, and so far, he has been able to sell millions of albums.
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Early Life & Biography
Michael W Smith was born Michael Whitaker Smith on the 7th of October in 1957 in Kenova, West Virginia, United States. He is the son of Paul and Barbara Smith. His mother was a caterer while his father worked at Ashland Oil Refinery nearby Catlettsburg, Kentucky. His father was a baseball player and participated in minor leagues. Michael Smith inherited the same from his father. After he graduated from High School, he was enrolled at Marshall University, but he dropped out after just one semester.
Smith was a committed member of his church and grew a great interest in music at a very young age. However, his life took a different turn after his Christian friends who were older than him, and his support system moved to college. Out of loneliness and alienation, he turned to alcohol and drugs. However, he never lost his love for music, and he continued writing songs in his state.
Michael W Smith is a successful man not only in his career but also when it comes to family life. He has been married to his wife “Debbie” Kay Davis (b. 1958) since 1982, and together, they have five children. Their names are now adults who are also doing well in life. His children are Ryan, Whitney Katherine Mooring,) Tyler Michael, Anna Elizabeth, and Emily Allison).
Smith resides in Nashville Suburbs, and during his free time, he loves being on his farm. He has been a member of Belmont Church, which is located in Nashville, Tennessee and Pastor, Don Finto is his mentor. He is also the founder of the New River Fellowship church located in Franklin, Tennessee, and he led the church for two years (2006 to 2008). They are, however, members of this church to date together with his wife. George H.W Bush and Michael Smith were personal friends as well as Geroge W. Bush.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 7 October 1957, Michael W Smith is 62 years old as of today’s date 3rd April 2020. His height is 1.8m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
Michale W Smith wrote his first song at the age of five years old and gave his life to Christ at the age of 6 and later became a devout Christian at the age of 10 years. He started his career life as a singer in 1983 after he released The Michael W. Smith Project album. This was followed by his second album titled Michael W. Smith 2, which was released in 1984.
In 1986, Smith released his third album titled The Big Picture, which included songs life Pursuit of the Dream, Wired for Sound, and Lamu, among others. In 1992, his Change Your World album was released, and it included songs like Somewhere Somehow, Picture Perfect, and I Will Be Here For You. Some of his other hit albums include; 1 2, This is Your Time, Big Picture, and many others.
Smith has produced his single titled ‘I Will Be Here’ in collaboration with Steven Curtis Chapman. He inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Many of his songs were released in 2010, one of the being his first all-instrumental album, Freedom. Some of his other songs include; Healing Rain in 2004, which was ranked on position 11 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart.
Awards & Achievements
Just as you would expect, Michael W. Smith has received several awards and nominations for the many years he has been in the music industry. Some of these awards include; Grammy Awards in 1984 Best Gospel Performance, Male, 1995 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, and 2002 Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
Michael Smith has also received numerous numbers of Dove Awards, which include; 1985 Songwriter of the Year, 1992 Song of the Year, 1996 Songwriter of the Year, and 1999 Artist of the Year as well as 1999 Producer of the Year among many others.
Net Worth & Salary of Michael W Smith in 2020
Michael W Smith has been in the music industry for very many years. He is actually one of the icons that many musicians, especially gospel singers, emulate. Apart from music, Michael Smith is also an author and an actor. All these have highly contributed to his net worth, which is currently estimated to be $16 million As of April 2020. This is expected to rise even higher as music is part of Smith’s life, and he doesn’t seem like he is about to stop any time soon.
Apart from being a musician, Michael Smith has also been able to write several books. He has also been featured in a play of a famous book titled ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ by Don Piper. At the same time, Smith has launched children’s book series, some of which include; Nurturing Steps with Mike Nawrocki and Veggie Tales.