Michael is a Christian singer / songwriter from Oak Ridge, TN and has been traveling in ministry with his family since 2009 proclaiming the love of Christ through his music.
Before launching his own ministry, Michael wrote songs for other gospel artists. His song, My Home, is perhaps his most well known, becoming a #1 hit at many radio stations across the country.
When Michael released his first CD Welcome Home, the first radio single “Everything’s Fine” became an instant hit and began opening doors for him and is still his most requested song to this day. Now, 14 years later, he is still going strong with no plans of slowing down. He has released a total of 10 studio album, over 18 radio singles, a “Live” concert DVD and currently has 2 more projects in the works.
Michael grew up influenced by different styles of music, but his primary interest has always been southern / country gospel. This is evident when you hear his songs. Over the years, he has explored other Christian music genres, including praise and worship and traditional hymns.
In 2019, Michael started working on 2 new projects. One of them being his first ever Christmas album. The title of the album is appropriately titled Peace On Earth and was released in November 2019, followed by a 6 week tour of Christmas concerts.
The other project “Faithful” was released in October 2020. This album features 11 songs that will encourage and uplift during these difficult days we are living in.
Michael’s newest release, “My God Can Do Anything” features newly written songs as well as some of his older songs that have been re-recorded. In 2023, Michael plans to release 2 more albums: “In The Quiet, Volume Two” and his second Christmas album.
When you hear his songs like “Everything’s Fine”, “Until The Storm Is Over”, or “This Too Shall Pass”, you know they are coming from the heart of someone who has experienced trials just like anyone else. His latest radio single “My God can do anything” reminds us that in trouble times, don’t underestimate what God can do!
When you have Michael Wayne Smith in your church or concert event, you will experience music that not only lifts your spirit but will draw you into God’s presence. His songs come from the heart and will find their way into yours!
Michael and Kelley have been married for 31 years and have two daughters. Kerri, the oldest, is an elementary school teacher and got married in 2022. The youngest daughter, Kasey, was married in 2020 and lives in Maryland. She and her husband, Andrew, have a baby boy named Greyson.
Michael and Kelley are members of Big Emory Baptist Church in Harriman, TN.