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Michael W. Smith Enlists the Help of Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum & MORE for Christmas Album!

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Michael W. Smith partnered with Rolling Stone Country today to announce the September 30th release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, featuring an all-star lineup of guests – Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald.

“This is the most unique and unusual record I’ve ever done in my 31-year career. The entire record was sequenced together before we recorded one song,” recalls Smith. “Sonically you’re hearing me in a way that you’ve probably never heard me before. At one point it’s like Smitty meets Bublé. There’s my granddaughter’s voice singing the song from ‘Home Alone,’ plus the whole orchestral and symphonic feeling of Christmas, mixed together with all these amazing voices and guests – yet it all fits together in a remarkable way.”

When we started talking about who could be on this record with him, the list got really narrow really fast,” remarked co-producer Robert Deaton. “There’s a difference between a singer and an artist, or a celebrity and an artist. While we were fortunate to have these amazing guests on the record, it all feels like a cohesive piece and you never leave the fact that it’s a Michael W. Smith record. That was important. That, along with working with co-producer David Hamilton, who is the resident genius, was amazing. This entire process has just been phenomenal.”

This fall, Smith will bring holiday cheer to audiences across the country as he launches “The Spirit of Christmas Tour.” Smith’s long-time friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant will co-bill with him in Dallas, Minneapolis and Atlanta. Tickets for many shows are on sale now. For a full list of tour dates, and ticket information, visit michaelwsmith.com/tour.

Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
1. The Miracle of Christmas
2. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
3. Happy Holidays/Holiday Season
4. Christmas Time Is Here (feat. Vince Gill)
5. White Christmas (feat. Lady Antebellum)
6. Somewhere In My Memory
7. The Spirit of Christmas (Deck the Halls, Good King Wenceslas, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Feels Like Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful)
8. Silent Night (feat. Little Big Town)
9. What Child Is This (feat. Martina McBride)
10. Almost There (feat. Amy Grant)
11. All Is Well (feat. Carrie Underwood)
12. Christmas Day (feat. Jennifer Nettles)
13. The Darkest Midnight (Spoken Word by Bono)
14. Peace (with Special Guest Michael McDonald)

Martina McBride Gives Fans The ‘Everlasting’ Experience

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In the Aug. 18 issue of Country Weekly, Martina McBride invites fans backstage to experience the soulful journey of her ‘Everlasting’ tour. In the feature, Martina talks family, the horns section, backup dancers, the visual experience and taking a chance in her music.

“This tour has exceeded what I dreamed about for two years,” Martina tells Country Weekly. “I just really wanted the show to be very visually entertaining as well as very musical.”

Find out where you can find Martina on the road online at martinamcbride.com/tour.

Country Music Reacts to Robin Williams’ Death

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@BradPaisley  ·  Devastated right now. Loved you Robin

@charlieworsham  · Robin Williams felt like a crazy uncle to me.. like Andy Griffith, he was practically a part of the family. he blessed so many w laughter

@martinamcbride  · Like the rest of the world I am saddened by the passing of Robin Williams. He gave us so much laughter and brilliance that will live forever

@ChrisYoungMusic  ·  #RIPRobinWilliams

@ChaseRiceMusic  ·  Rest in peace @robinwilliams. Patch Adams and Mrs. Doubtfire will forever be two of my favorite movies.

 ·  I’m SO sad to hear of Robin Williams’ death. Praying for his family.

 ·  So sad to hear about . What an amazing talent.

 ·  Wow, I love Robin Williams, god bless that fella, he will be missed, BIG time!

 

The Recording Academy has issued the following statement.

Five-time GRAMMY® winner Robin Williams was a prolific actor and stand-up comedian who literally did it all: television, film, theater, and live performances. After gaining fame in his breakout role of Mork in the television show “Mork & Mindy,” Williams became a household name. His improvisational skills and comedic timing were unmatched, and he quickly established himself as a larger-than-life presence on screen and on stage. His roles in classic movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, and Jumanji showcased his comedic chops, while his versatility was reflected in dramatic films such as Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, and Good Will Hunting, which earned him an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor. Although Williams is most recognized for his film and television work, he has received GRAMMYs for Best Comedy Recording three times, Best Recording for Children, and Best Spoken Comedy Album. Additionally, his heart matched his expansive talent, as he often gave generously — both financially and personally — to a number of worthwhile causes throughout his life. Our entertainment community has lost an immense talent, a true inspiration, and a creative genius, and his remarkable legacy will forever be immortalized in his vast and impressive body of work. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, and his countless fans around the world who will continue to honor his memory through laughter.

Top Tweets of the Week August 3rd-10th

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10. @BradPaisley  · Goodnight from the original Perfect Storm. @Kimwilliamspais http://bit.ly/1y3lx9h 

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9. @carrieunderwood  · Chased this birdie around the street yesterday to help-she had a broken wing. Thanks @WaldensPuddle for taking her! & thanks to my hubby for pulling over so I could grab her. Sorry to those who had to deal w/ a crazy lady chasing a bird in the turn lane!

8. @mirandalambert  · Me: “this Dodge goes real fast” Blake ” just cause it goes fast doesn’t mean you need to move it fast. Kinda like a mouth!”

7. @bretteldredge  · Itd be cool to swim in a pool of ice cream as long as ur the first to jump in…if not, its just people’s nastiness n ur ice cream pool

6. @blakeshelton  · On a scale of drunk 1 to 10 with 10 being the drunkest I’ve pissed myself..

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5. @LukeBryanOnline  ·  Gillette. It’s on !!!!

4. @ScottyMcCreery  · Tried to wear a hat n go incognito….. Didnt work. Had to leave. Lol. Band’s getting my food tho, all good

3. @Lauren_Alaina  · I wonder of a homeless person came across the old man’s grave from Billy Currington’s song #PeopleAreCrazy & found that six pack. #luckyday

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2. @martinamcbride  · Yep. Totally just brushed my teeth with this. #notmintyfresh #badtaste #myteethdontitchnow http://instagram.com/p/rh6svaE5nj/

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1. @thebandperry  ·  Oh Brad…my my how you’ve grown! Can’t wait 2 c u 2nite lil buddy. #YouRisingStarYou -np @BradPaisley @neilcperryiii

Top Tweets of the Week July 26th – August 3rd

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10. @littlebigtown Oh my holy hair mess. #Tornado?

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11. @BradPaisley pic.twitter.com/Kbplo7HntE

9. @Kimwilliamspais  · PICK. UP. I know it’s ringing. I follow you on twitter, you bafoon.

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8. @carrieunderwood  ·  “@KaileighBullard: Since we’re in OK this week- #TBT to Downtown Country ’03. We rocked those Girls Night Out shirts pic.twitter.com/xrjlmuJOiI

7. @martinamcbride  ·  The whole neighborhood has no water. Water main break. This is not cute

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6. @mirandalambert  ·  Quarter in a payphone dryin’ laundry on the line”… I love where I live! #thecountry #backroadshttp://instagram.com/p/q-PMiJDPpi/

5.   @blakeshelton  ·Hey Darien Center… I just bought a gallon of vodka. I’m planning on taking home…. In my blood stream.

4. @bretteldredge  ·Tryin to learn yoga so I can turn into a Human pretzel…so far…it looks like I’m a human tree

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3. @DierksBentley  ·  using a cooler for a bench press bench at @ShorelineAmp. the contents are my motivation. @RogueFitness #RiserTour

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2. @charlieworsham  · taking @lbtmusic‘s advice here in Portland #daydrinking http://instagram.com/p/rIssHCKWbo/

1. @BradPaisley  · Uh oh, saw some breast feeding tonight in the crowd at Sacramento. Thankfully, no infants were involved

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