Christmas With Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant

More dates are being confirmed for Michael W. Smith’s holiday excursion, which features several co-bill shows with Amy Grant.

After the Contemporary Christian artists and longtime friends teamed up for a few holiday gigs last year, Smith promised they’d do more concerts together in 2015, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  

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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Smith is continuing to support his fourth Christmas album, Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, which was released last fall. The duet album features appearances from Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood and more. Grant is featured on the track “Almost There.” Smith also put out the LP Sovereign in 2014.

Grant has released several of her own holiday albums, including the 2009 Cracker Barrel Stores Exclusive Compilation Songs of Christmas. Her most recent studio album is 2013’s How Mercy Looks from Here. This spring she released the compilation album Be Still and Know … Hymns & Faith.

Photo: Jason Moore
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C.

In addition to touring with Grant, Smith has a number of “The Spirit Of Christmas” shows scheduled with orchestras across the U.S. Here’s how Smith’s holiday routing stands today:

Dec. 4 – Bowling Green, Ky., Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (Orchestra Kentucky)
Dec. 5 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion     
Dec. 6 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Dec. 8 – Grandville, Mich., Resurrection Life Church (Grand Rapids Symphony)
Dec. 9 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
Dec. 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Music Hall (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Dec. 18 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena T Gwinnett Center
Dec. 19 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
Dec. 20 – Fairfax, Va., EagleBank Arena

Grant appears Dec. 5-6 and Dec. 18-20. She has her own Christmas show lined up with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Dec. 4 at the Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center in Birmingham, Ala. Plus, Grant and her husband, Vince Gill, have a series of Christmas shows booked at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 22-23.

Tickets for most dates are on sale now. The Woodlands and Detroit go on sale Sept. 11. Greensboro’s general onsale starts Sept. 18.

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