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Rascal Flatts, Point of Grace, Phil Keaggy, Henry Cho, Nate Bargatze and John Crist added to star-studded tribute concert for Michael W. Smith

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Thu, Jan 17th 2019 04:00 pm
Michael W. Smith (Photo courtesy of 2911 Media)
Michael W. Smith (Photo courtesy of 2911 Media)

They join previously announced lineup of Amy Grant, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell from Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donnie McClurkin, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band, and Wynonna, celebrating 35 #1 Hits and 35th anniversary of ‘Friends’

When the stars align, they surely align, and that is exactly what is happening as country music’s chart-topping group Rascal Flatts, award-winning CCM icons Point of Grace and Phil Keaggy, and comedians Henry Cho, Nate Bargatze and John Crist have all signed on to perform and honor Michael W. Smith during the once-in-a-lifetime tribute event taking place April 30.

“35 years of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith” will take place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will also include performances by Amy Grant, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell from Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donnie McClurkin, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band, Wynonna, and Phillips, Craig and Dean.

Promoted by Outback Concerts and produced by Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group, music lovers will experience more than 40 artists from all genres, performing a set list to include many of Smith’s 35 No. 1 hit singles. With over 45 Dove awards, three Grammy Awards, and an American Music Award, Smith has forever enshrined his mark in the music history books. Smith garnered yet another Grammy nomination in 2018 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for his latest worship effort, “Surrounded.”

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.

About Michael W. Smith

Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 30-plus years. During his storied career, he's written more than 30 No. 1 songs, and has sold more than 15 million albums. He's also given back to the global community. Smith has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. He has also written several bestselling books, including “Old Enough To Know” and “Friends Are Friends Forever.”

For more information, visit www.michaelwsmith.com.

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