Christian music singer-songwriter who has won numerous Dove Awards for songs like "Above All." He is one of the most respected Christian songwriters of his time, penning songs for artists like Casting Crowns and Rebecca St. James.
He grew up in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey.
He has served as a pastor at the Community Christian Fellowship in Lindale, Texas.
He married fellow Christian songwriter Rita Baloche.
Michael W. Smith won a Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year for his version of "Above All" in 2002.