Michael W. Smith 'A Million Lights' Album Preorder Begins Today

Press ReleaseNov 10, 2017 04:08 PM EST
Michael W. SmithCover for Michael W. Smith's 2017 album A Million Lights.

Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author, and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith is taking preorders beginning today for his A Million Lights album set to release Feb. 16 from Rocketown Records and The Fuel Music.

Two instant downloads, both "Love Always Wins" and the title track that has USA Today raving "Michael W. Smith is shining brighter than ever," are available now from iTunes, with additional preorder options available from Amazon Music and other digital providers internationally.

Leading up to today's preorder, Yahoo! Music premiered "Love Always Wins," as well as revealed the cover art for A Million Lights, at Yahoo.com.

The inspiration behind "Love Always Wins" is "our shifting culture and our hostility towards one another," says Michael. "My parents taught me to love and respect others, even if we had differing points of view. That doesn't seem to be the norm today. I've seen love disarm some volatile situations. It's a simple - but true - principle: love always wins."

"Love Always Wins" and "A Million Lights," along with the rest of the album, was fueled by the divisive national sentiment of 2017 and the mean-spirited banter on social media.

"I've gotten to the point I almost avoid Social Media," laments Michael. "To me, it is so revolting to see Facebook headlines that boast: 'This guy shut down that guy in 20 seconds.' When did it become about 'shutting down' another person. We've lost the value of conversation. That's the dialogue I'd like to open - 'Can we just talk?  I don't have to agree with you -and you don't have to agree with me. But can we find some common ground to build on?'"

Last month, USA Today completed its first-ever "Life" section cover story on Michael and premiered his "A Million Lights" music video, which can also be seen now on Michael's YouTube page.

The full A Million Lights track listing follows:

01) A Million Lights

02) Conversation

03) Something In My Heart

04) Footsteps

05) Your Love

06) Love Always Wins

07) Crashing Waves

08) Louder

09) Revolution

10) Hey Love

11) You Make Me Feel This Way

12) Forgive

13) Who You Are

For all the latest Michael W. Smith news, tour dates - including his 22-city 2017 Christmas tour with Amy Grant, Jordan Smith and a full symphony orchestra that begins tomorrow, go to www.michaelwsmith.com and connect through his socials:

    

2017 Christmas Tour:

Sat. Nov. 11              Omaha, NE               CenturyLink Center

Mon. Nov. 13            Denver, CO               Bellco Theatre

Tue. Nov. 14             Orem, UT                  UCCU Center

Wed. Nov. 15            Nampa, ID                 Idaho Center

Thu. Nov. 16             Kennewick, WA         Toyota Center

Fri. Nov. 17               Abbotsford, BC         Abbotsford Entertainment and Sport Center

Sat. Nov. 18              Everett, WA               Xfinity Arena at Everett

Sun. Nov. 19             Portland, OR             Moda Center

Sat. Nov. 25              Duluth, GA                Infinite Energy Center

Sun. Nov. 26             Tampa, FL                 Amalie Arena

Thu. Nov. 30             Oklahoma City, OK   Crossings Community Church **

Fri. Dec. 1                 Tulsa, OK                  BOK Center

Sat. Dec. 2                Grand Prairie, TX     Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Sun. Dec. 3               Sugar Land, TX        Smart Financial Center

Tues. Dec. 5              Greensboro, NC       Westover Church **

Fri. Dec. 8                  Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center

Sat. Dec. 9                Madison, WI              Alliant Energy Center

Sun. Dec. 10             Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena

Thu. Dec. 14             Van Wert, OH            Niswonger Performing Arts Center **

Fri. Dec. 15               Columbus, OH          Nationwide Arena

Sat. Dec. 16              Fairfax, VA                Eaglebank Arena

Sun. Dec. 17             Hershey, PA              GIANT Center

* All dates and venues are subject to change without notice

** Amy Grant will not appear on these events

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