Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Make Silver Bells Sparkle with Marc Martel

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Make Silver Bells Sparkle with Marc Martel

What happens when you take a Christmas an old classic like Silver Bells and mix it with veteran artists? Marc Martel, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith hand us a gift with their tight harmonies and unique arrangement of this Christmas standard: The song dates back to the post-war golden era of Christmas pop. Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell featured the song in The Lemon Drop Kid but it really found popularity when Bing Crosby recorded it later that same year (1950) with Carol Richards. Like many of the classics of that time Silver Bells has been since recorded byRead more

Michael W. Smith Announces Christmas Tour

Michael W. Smith Announces Christmas Tour

Three-time Grammy winner Michael W. Smith will bring holiday cheer to audiences across the country this holiday season as he launches “The Spirit of Christmas Tour,” set to hit several cities in the U.S. and Canada. Partnering with Michael W. Smith as the official tour sponsor is Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Earlier this year, Michael W. Smith debuted his first classic hymns album, aptly named Hymns, exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The tremendous success of the album, which was recently nominated for a Dove Award for Inspiration Album of the Year, ledRead more