Michael W. Smith visited a number of European countries
last week in an unprecedented promotional tour for his new project A New Hallelujah – The Live Worship DVD.
Making stops in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and The Netherlands, Smith
shared the heart behind his project and showed selections of the new DVD to
select retailers, promoters and media. “This was an amazing opportunity to let
people get a first-hand impression of the vision behind a project like this,”
said Leon van Steensel, promotion & publicity manager for GMI Music in the
Netherlands. “The response has been overwhelming.” A New Hallelujah –The Live Worship DVD
releases March 17.
To learn more about Michael W. Smith, please visit: www.michaelwsmith.com.
The Nashville Choir’s third annual “A Light for the
City” event celebrated the 25-year-career of GRAMMY® award-winning and
multi-Platinum selling artist Michael W. Smith. The
star-studded tribute took place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Music City’s Schermerhorn
Symphony Center. The show, which has been described as a cross between “This Is
Your Life” and the “Kennedy Center Honors,” was open to the public and included
special appearances by the Rev. Franklin Graham and author Max Lucado and
performances by Amy Grant, Jordin Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, Bill Gaither,
Wynonna, Ricky Skaggs, Phil Stacey, Michael Tait and others. All proceeds
benefitted The Nashville Choir which is a non-profit
organization. For more information on Michael, please visit www.michaelwsmith.com.
Multi-Platinum selling artist, Michael W. Smith, performed on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, September 8, to celebrate President Bush’s commitment to service through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Smitty was appointed Co-chair of the organization by the president in 2006. Smitty also joined Senator John McCain in New York this week (September 11), as part of an event that brought together that organization and ServiceNation, a coalition of more than 100 groups dedicated to strengthening out democracy and problem-solving through civic engagement. For more information on Smitty, please visit www.michaelwsmith.com. *Pictured above, Michael W. Smith and President Bush at the White House on Monday, September 8.
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) September 5, 2008 – As Michael W. Smith gears up for the release of his 21st album, A New Hallelujah (10/28), “Smitty” heads out next week to join a cast of U.S. leaders as they celebrate and promote two U.S. service-based organizations: The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and ServiceNation.
On Monday September 8, Smith will perform on the South Lawn of the White House as leaders gather to celebrate President George W. Bush’s commitment to service through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the very organization he appointed Smith to Vice-Chair in January of 2006.
On Thursday, September 11, Smith will join Senators John McCain and Barack Obama in New York City as part of an event bringing together the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and ServiceNation – a powerful new coalition of more than 100 groups dedicated to strengthening our democracy and solving problems through civic engagement and citizen service.
“I can’t begin to tell you how much these two organizations are making a difference in lives across the globe. I am grateful to have served on the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and look forward to hearing more about the incredible efforts yet to launch through ServiceNation next week,” shares an inspired Smith.
About the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation
Established in January 2003 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation is comprised of a diverse group of leaders who share a deep commitment to promoting and strengthening the culture of volunteer service and civic participation in America. These leaders from the private and non-profit sectors, entertainment, athletics, education, and government are charged with promoting and recognizing the contributions that Americans of all ages and backgrounds are making through volunteer service, and they encourage greater public access to information about existing volunteer opportunities. More information on the Council can be found at www.whitehouse.gov.
ServiceNation is a campaign for a new America. An America where citizens unite and take responsibility for the nation’s future. An America that restores the great tradition of citizen service, and honors the profound sacrifices made by so many Americans who have passed before, from the small band of Founders to the millions who have fought for equality and justice at home, and defended our freedom abroad. ServiceNation is about an America that is ruggedly idealistic, compassionate, and above all committed to the idea of shared sacrifice in pursuit of America’s boldest promise: liberty and justice for all.
To begin this journey, ServiceNation will unite leaders from every sector of American society with hundreds of thousands of citizens in a national campaign to call on the next President and Congress to enact a new era of service and citizenship in America, an era in which all Americans will work together to try and solve our greatest and most persistent societal challenges. This campaign will launch with a ServiceNation Summit, Sept. 11-12 in New York City, and build with a national grassroots movement aimed at inspiring widespread public support for a new and transformational national service act that will encourage all Americans to step forward and take the lead in bridging our divides, strengthening our communities, and building a more vibrant democracy. For further information, please visit, www.bethechangeinc.org/servicenation.
Famed Christian artist Michael W. Smith sets sail on his first-ever fan cruise this Saturday. Smith will depart from Seattle on a cruise with 900 fans and his family to four different Alaskan ports and Victoria in Canada, before returning back to Seattle. The eight-day cruise will feature comedian Bob Nelson and special guest artists Leeland and Michael Olson.
President George W. Bush established the Council on Service and Civic Participation in January of
2003, on the first anniversary of the USA Freedom Corps, and he charged the Council members
with promoting and recognizing the contributions that Americans of all ages and backgrounds are
making through volunteer service.
In brief, The Council’s main efforts are to promote volunteer service and civic participation in
American society. They also endorse the recognition of outstanding volunteer service through the
presentation of the President's Volunteer Service Award by Council members and Certifying
Organizations. They work to support the efforts and needs of local non-profits and volunteer
organizations, including volunteer centers, and encourage greater public access to information
about existing volunteer opportunities, including via the Internet. The Council also promotes
increased and sustained private sector sponsorship of and engagement in volunteer service and
make recommendations on ways to encourage greater levels of volunteer service and civic
participation by individuals, schools, and organizations. More information on the Council can be
found at www.whitehouse.gov.
This prestigious nomination comes on the eve of Smith’s motion picture debut in the Provident
Films release, “The Second Chance.” Starring in his first feature film, Smith plays a pastor sent
from a wealthy church to serve an inner-city congregation. Directed and co-written by Christian
music industry veteran Steve Taylor, “The Second Chance” will be distributed by Sony Pictures
Releasing under the Triumph Films banner on February 17, 2006.
The film’s motion picture soundtrack, featuring new and original music from Smith, Third Day, Fred
Hammond, Andrae Crouch, Ruben Studdard, John Legend, and more, released in December on
Reunion Records and has already spanned the hit “Total Praise,” performed by Smith. More
information on the film can be found at www.thesecondchancemovie.com. -- ©2006
CCAUTHORITY.COM BREAKING NEWS