CCM Staff & Contributors Pick Our Favorite Albums for 2018!

We polled our staff writers at CCM for their favorite albums in an attempt to generate a master list. While there was great variety among our staff, it was clear that a few albums made their way into the heads and hearts of everyone across the board.

Michael W. Smith Gets Into the Christmas Spirit

Michael W. Smith starts the conversation in much the same way he finishes it—with effusive praise for his favorite time of year. In fact, he can’t stop saying so. On six different occasions, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame member says “I love Christmas” in some form or another.

Michael W. Smith to Give Books to New Parents in Hospitals

Michael W. Smith launched Nurturing Steps™ earlier this year, an infant and toddler series with the simple mission to enliven a child's journey with hope and faith through music and storytelling. In the spirit of this holiday season, Smith will be giving away the first two books to brand new parents while they are still at the hospital and in newborn nurseries.

Michael W. Smith Returns with Popular Annual Christmas Tour

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.

Brilliantly Brave Parenting Episode Features Michael W. Smith

Since it’s incredible launch in 2017, BRILLIANTLY BRAVE PARENTING has become a respected resource for parents who are seeking inspiration, encouragement, and practical support from some of the leading voices in the faith market. Hosted by Robert Beeson and Dr. Brad Mathias, Brilliantly Brave is a podcast, blog, and resource website designed to empower parents who are experiencing the joys, hurts, and challenges of raising a family.

Out & About: Michael W. Smith

Singer/songwriter/worship leader Michael W. Smith added another feather to his author’s cap with the release of the children’s book Nighty Night and Goodnight (Zonderkidz). Here he’s shown at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt reading to the kids and conducting an interview with Seacrest Studios.