Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts. Over the course of his career, he has sold more than 18 million albums.
Smith is a three-time Grammy Award winner, an American Music Award recipient, and has earned more than 40 Dove Awards. In 1999, ASCAP awarded him with the “Golden Note” Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting, and in 2014 they honored him as the “cornerstone of Christian music” for his significant influence on the genre. He has recorded 31 No. 1 Hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums, starred in 2 films and authored 13 books.