Michael W. Smith has the whole package: incredible talent, good looks and profound faith. It's easy to become disillusioned in the music business, especially after the kind of success Smith has achieved. However, through his faith and his music, Michael W. Smith is one of the true role models in modern American music.
Born in West Virginia, Michael enjoyed playing baseball like the other little boys around him. What made him different was his great affinity for music. He started playing the piano at an unusually young age. By the time he was just five years old, he had penned his first song. He enjoyed singing in the church choir, and when he reached his teens, he felt he was ready to commit himself to the Lord. He enjoyed a happy childhood nurturing his musical talent while praising the Lord with a group of other Christians in the neighborhood.