Christian pop singer Michael W. Smith will be releasing a Christmas album on Sept. 30, titled Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas. The album will feature guest appearances by a number of prominent country stars, including Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride, as well as Michael McDonald and Bono. Smith announced the album with a brief teaser video, which you can watch below.
"I think Nashville is home to some of the most talented people on Earth," Smith told Rolling Stone Country. "To get to sing with artists like Carrie Underwood, Lady A, Michael McDonald - really, everyone on this album - was such an honor."
Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas will be Smith's fourth Christmas album, following 1989's Christmas, 1998's Christmastime, and 2007's It's A Wonderful Christmas. Smith's most recent album Sovereign was released back in May. In support of The Spirit of Christmas, Smith will embark on The Spirit of Christmas tour this fall.
Check out the teaser video for Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas right here:
Check out the tracklisting for Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas right here:
01. The Miracle of Christmas
02. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
03. Happy Holiday/Holiday Season
04. Christmas Time is Here (featuring Vince Gill)
05. White Christmas (featuring Lady Antebellum)
06. Somewhere in My Memory
07. The Spirit of Christmas
08. Silent Night (featuring Little Big Town)
09. What Child Is This (featuring Martina McBride)
10. Almost There (featuring Amy Grant)
11. All Is Well (featuring Carrie Underwood)
12. Christmas Day (featuring Jennifer Nettles)
13. The Darkest Midnight (spoken word by Bono)
14. Peace (featuring Michael McDonald)