Nashville TN (November 19, 2018)
Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist and best-selling author Michael W. Smith returns with his popular Christmas tour this holiday season. With multiple sellout crowds expected, the tour launches Nov. 28, in Dallas and travels to 18 major markets across the U.S., with stops in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio.

Smith will be joined on this seasonal crowd-pleaser by special guest Melinda Doolittle, an American Idol alum who last appeared on the tour in 2008. “This is a tour that I look forward to every year!” Smith exclaims. “It’s pure joy to lead these songs, sharing a celebratory message of hope. And with the addition of Melinda Doolittle, this is about as good as it gets for me!”

Tickets for the Christmas tour are available now at In addition to the concert, and in support of his 27-year relationship with Compassion International, Smith is meeting with people in each city who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concert. This “Compassion Meet & Greet” is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo opportunity with Smith.

“Helping children in need around the world through the work of Compassion International is a timely message during the Christmas season,” says Smith, who has generated more than 70,000 child sponsorships for Compassion through his concerts. “I hope we create a memory for everyone that attends the tour, and, at the same time, we impact the lives of some very special children.”

Smith’s recordings have become part of the backdrop of Christmas for families all over the world. His most recent holiday release, Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, featured collaborations with Carrie Underwood, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Bono, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Michael McDonald. And Smith’s Christmas tours have become some of the most anticipated holiday events of the season.

Nov. 28 – Dallas, TX
Nov. 29 – San Antonio, TX
Nov. 30 – Austin, TX
Dec. 01 – Bossier City, LA
Dec. 02 – Houston, TX
Dec. 06 – Montgomery, AL
Dec. 07 – Panama City, FL
Dec. 08 – Tallahassee, FL
Dec. 10 – Clearwater, FL
Dec. 11 – Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 12 – Charleston, SC
Dec. 13 – Newberry, SC
Dec. 14 – Wilmington, NC
Dec. 15 – Woodbridge, VA
Dec. 18 – Nashville, TN
Dec. 19 – Atlanta, GA
Dec. 21 – Kent State, OH
Dec. 22 – Lynchburg, VA

*Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.

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