First single, ‘Great You Are,’ drops today – accompanied with new lyric video
Vocalist and songwriter and "The Voice" season 9 winner Jordan Smith has signed a deal with Provident Label Group/Sony Music. Releasing his first single with the label today, titled "Great You Are," it is also accompanied with a lyric video, which can be viewed below.
A press release stated, “Smith has a voice that needs no introduction and with faith that needs no explanation. From the moment the Kentucky native was first introduced to America through ‘The Voice,’ it was evident that his faith was part of his DNA. And now his beliefs take center stage as he steps into the next natural chapter of his career with new music and his new label family.”
“Great You Are,” which Smith co-wrote with Jeff Sojka and Matt Armstrong, “sings of God's worthy praise, recalling Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey as people greeted him with palm branches. Smith and his co-writers leaned on Scripture that reminds us that the rocks will cry out if we fail to praise him.”
“I was just so moved by the idea that, if I’m silent, the Lord will still find a way to be worshipped," Smith said. "He won’t miss out on anything because we don’t give him the glory or the recognition or the worship he deserves. But I want so badly to be a part of that.”
He continued, “I’m really excited that this is the first single, and people get to hear that statement from me, and then people get to sing that statement as a commitment to God.”
“Great You Are” is the pinnacle of everything Smith has ever wanted to do.
“Connecting people to God just feels natural, and it feels free, and it feels easy,” he said. “I want people to experience the Holy Spirit. I want them to be uplifted, and I want them to feel God’s love and his acceptance through my music, even if they don’t know what that is, even if they don’t understand that’s what they’re experiencing. My lifelong dream is to be able to make music for the church and to just experience heaven with people.”
The press release continued, “With a voice that needs no introduction, Smith has a powerhouse delivery and expansive range that remains instantly identifiable and inimitable. As the highest-selling artist to ever emerge from NBC’s Emmy-winning series, ‘The Voice,’ Smith shot three performance singles to the top of the charts while competing on the show: ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness,’ which he performed as a tribute to the lives lost during the Paris bombing in 2015; a Christmas single, ‘Mary Did You Know?’; and a powerful cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’ His full-length debut, ‘Something Beautiful,’ entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and made history with the biggest first-week sales ever from a winner of ‘The Voice.’ His popular Christmas album, ‘ ’Tis The Season,’ followed, as well as his second acclaimed studio LP, ‘Only Love,’ on which Smith unveiled his talent as a songwriter, co-penning six of the project’s dozen tracks.”
As a writer signed to Universal Music Publishing Group, Smith has co-written with Glen Ballard, Steve Booker, Sam Ellis, Blair Daly, Jordan Reynolds, Jonas Myrin, MoZella, Dave Barnes and Bernie Herms, among other esteemed lyricists. He’s also written songs and toured extensively with Michael W. Smith. In addition, Smith holds co-writing credit on “Ashes,” the theme song for “Deadpool 2” recorded by Celine Dion. He’s performed “Feel Good,” the theme song for ABC’s “GMA Day,” and received an invitation to perform at a “Celebrity Fight Night” event at the home of revered vocalist Andrea Bocelli.