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Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith Unite for Popular 2016 Christmas Tour With Jordan Smith

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Once again rekindling their synonymous holiday music magic, multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will co-bill their popular symphony-filled Christmas tour this year, joined by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this seasonal crowd-pleaser is expanding this year with additional dates added on the West Coast. Set to kick off Nov. 11 in Los Angeles, the tour will travel to nearly 20 major markets across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, Little Rock, Indianapolis, Detroit, Dallas, Tulsa, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore and more.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith draw hundreds of thousands to their concerts each year and their joint Christmas tours have become some of the most anticipated holiday events of the season. With a vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them, the 2016 Christmas tour will showcase selections from their extensive Christmas repertoires. Additionally, the Christmas tour will help benefit Operation Christmas Child, known for distributing over 135 million shoeboxes of Christmas gifts to children in need in 150 countries.

“Being on stage with Amy and a full symphony orchestra, performing some of my all-time favorite songs, is a dream come true,” says Michael W. Smith. “And I have to say, I have never heard a voice quite as pure and beautiful as Jordan Smith’s. It’s going to be a great night!”

“Christmas is my favorite time of year, and performing these holiday shows each November and December is a major highlight for me,” Grant adds. “I’m thrilled to share the stage with Michael and Jordan, and I’m so glad some new audiences will be able to join in the Christmas spirit with us this year. I can’t wait!”

“One of my favorite things about Christmas is the music that accompanies the season,” shares Jordan Smith. “I’m so excited to join Michael and Amy, two legendary performers and personal favorites, to celebrate the holidays and support such a deserving cause!”

With critical praise from USA Today, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Country Weekly and more, his latest holiday album, Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, found Michael W. Smith collaborating with Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Michael McDonald and Grant.

Following the recent release of the 25th anniversary rendition of Amy Grant’s iconic “Baby Baby (feat. Tori Kelly)” single, Grant is currently in the studio recording new music for her brand new Christmas album slated for an October release.

Jordan Smith will also release his first-ever Christmas album coinciding with the tour. The holiday release follows his debut album Something Beautiful, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the highest ranking on the chart by any winner of a television singing competition in almost five years, making Smith the best-selling artist in the history of “The Voice.”

For more information on the upcoming tour and to purchase tickets, visit amygrant.com/tour, michaelwsmith.com/tour or jordansmithofficial.com/tour.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

2016 Christmas Tour
*All dates and venues are subject to change without notice

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Awaited New Release Of Amy Grant’s “Baby Baby” Featuring Tori Kelly Available NOW

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The wait is over! The 25th anniversary release of Amy Grant’s “Baby Baby” featuring the vocals of celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly is available worldwide. With early support from PEOPLE, Marie Claire and Just Jared among others, the wait for the release of the song has been chronicled by fans’ online excitement. To purchase the new collaboration, click here.

Upon its original release, “Baby Baby” took No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, while simultaneously hitting top 10 in ten countries. The album bearing the song (Heart In Motion) garnered four GRAMMY® nominations and was RIAA® certified 5X platinum. Grant initially unveiled the news to fans via social media after sharing a personal series of throwback photos

Amy Grant and Tori Kelly Collaborate On 25th Anniversary Of “Baby Baby” Out Friday

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Multi-platinum selling Amy Grant’s crossover album Heart In Motion and multi-format No. 1 “Baby Baby” is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Grant united with GRAMMY® nominee Tori Kelly for a timeless, multi-generational collaboration of the No. 1, available digitally this Friday, April 29. Today, an audio premiere of the song is available exclusively on PEOPLE.com. MarieClaire.com joined in the excitement, sharing behind the scenes footage of Grant and Kelly.

“Baby Baby” took No. 1 on both the Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100 charts, while simultaneously hitting top 10 in ten countries. The album bearing the song (Heart In Motion) garnered four GRAMMY® nominations and was RIAA® certified 5X platinum. Grant initially unveiled the news to fans via social media after sharing a personal series of throwback photos.

“I loved the way that Dave Garcia crafted the new version of ‘Baby Baby’ together, using part of my original vocal and then pairing it with Tori’s new vocal,” shares Grant, exclusively with PEOPLE. “Tori is such an incredible vocalist, one of the most effortless singers I have ever heard, and once she starts singing it is like a rocket engine has been strapped on to the song and she takes us all on a ride. I really think she knocked it out of the park.”

Grant is currently on the “LIVE LIFE TOGETHER TOUR” with Nichole Nordeman and Ellie Holcomb, presented by World Vision.

Amy Grant & Tori Kelley Debut BTS of “Baby Baby”

Amy Grant is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her hit “Baby Baby” and has teamed up with Tori Kelly with the re-release of the song. The song went #1 on Billboard Hot 100 as well as top 10 in 10 countries, received 3 Grammy award nominations in 1992. The album Heart In Motion was RIAA certified 5x platinum.

Over the course of her career, Amy Grant has sold 30M+ albums, RIAA certified 1 Quintuple Platinum album, 1 Triple Platinum album, 1 Double Platinum, 4 Platinum albums and 6 Gold albums. She has won 6x Grammy Award winners & 26 Dove Award wins, 120,000+ albums sold in 2015, 2M+ digital track sales since 2007.

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