Michael W. Smith 2014 'The Spirit of Christmas' Tour with Amy Grant on Select Dates, See Schedule Here
Michael W. Smith is prepping his "The Spirit of Christmas Tour" in support of his new Christmas album. The tour will kick off November 30 and will hit several cities in the U.S. and and wrap up on December 21st in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Amy Grant will co-headline three dates on the tour. You can check out the full schedule below.
Smith released his new Christmas album Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart and features top guest artists including Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald.
Michael W. Smith debuted his first classic hymns album, aptly named Hymns, earlier this year exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online. The tremendous success of the album, which was recently won a Dove Award for Inspiration Album of the Year, led to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store signing on as the official tour sponsor.
"I'm really happy to have Cracker Barrel as a tour sponsor," remarked Smith. "Our local Cracker Barrel has become a very special place over the past several years. It's where I take my Dad once a week for breakfast. We've shared some great memories there that I'll always cherish. It feels great to have Cracker Barrel as part of my tour."
"We enjoyed working with Michael and his team when we exclusively released his Hymns album earlier this year, and were so happy for them when it was recently nominated for a Dove Award," said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. "Christmas is a time when families come together, and often they gather to share a meal at Cracker Barrel. When we were approached about sponsoring his 'Spirit of Christmas Tour,' we knew it would be a great fit."
Michael W. Smith 2014 'The Spirit of Christmas' Tour Dates:
November 30 - Anaheim, CA
December 1 - Modesto, CA
December 3 - Clarksville, TN
December 4 - Nashville, TN
December 5 - Birmingham, AL
December 6 - Richmond, VA
December 11 - Wichita, KS
December 12 - Dallas, TX*
December 13 - Minneapolis, MN*
December 15 - Atlanta, GA*
December 18 - Spokane, WA
December 19 - Portland, OR
December 20 - Seattle, WA
December 21 - Abbotsford, BC, Canada
*Co-headline with Amy Grant
Michael W. Smith has sold more than 15 million albums, achieved 28 No. 1 songs, earned three GRAMMY® Awards, one American Music Award, and more than 40 Dove Awards. Most recently, in honor of ASCAP's 100th Anniversary, Smith, along with Amy Grant, was honored as "a cornerstone of Christian music," for his groundbreaking career and significant influence on the genre.