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, 10 years later, he is still going strong with no plans of slowing down. He has released a total of 7 studio albums, 16 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 July 2018, Michael released an independent album entitled "In The Quiet...Volume One" which is a collection of ballads featuring mostly piano and vocal, something many have requested through the years. In 2019, he started working on 2 new albums, one being his first Christmas album in which he will be doing a Christmas Concert tour coincide with the album's release. The album is expected to release in late October 2019.
When you hear 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. These songs allow you to connect with him and help remind you that God is our refuge and we can turn to Him in difficult times and trust His divine plan for our life.
When you have Michael Wayne Smith in your church or concert event, you will experience music that no only lifts your spirit but will draw you into God's presence. His songs come from the heart and will their way into yours!
Michael and Kelley have been married for 27 years and have two daughters. Kerri, the oldest, is an elementary school teacher and is also involved in her church's music ministry while Kasey is currently in college and is engaged to a young preacher from Maryland. They plan to marry in May 2020.
Michael and Kelley attend Big Emory Baptist Church in Harriman, TN.