Greg and I had the privilege of seeing Michael W. Smith in concert last night – it was a Christmas present to each other this year.
I have followed the career of Michael since the early 80’s and found him to be authentic and unapologetic. I like that.
He is the same live as he is in video or on his many CD’s. There are not too many artists that can boast of this. I found him humble and genuine – his music classy and moving. And I found myself very emotional during some of the music he played.
He sang about loss. He said how he had lost two good friends in 2010 and wrote a song about heaven entitled ‘Welcome Home’ – and it was amazing. If you’ve ever lost anyone – this a great song for you.
He sang beautiful Christmas music – his opening number, ‘Christmastime’ was one we had listened to many years on one of his Christmas Cd’s – and to be honest – it really affected me – hearing it live. I was very weepy.
I have included a beautiful number from his ‘Christmastime’ Cd – he did not sing it last night – but it’s still one of my favorites.
Enjoy and God Bless.