Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, multi-platinum GRAMMY® winners, are reuniting to co-bill their popular Christmas tour this holiday season, which will feature special guest Michael Tait of the Newsboys. This iconic pair will kick off their combined holiday show on Nov. 26 in Memphis, and will travel to nine markets including Tulsa, Dallas, Indianapolis, Detroit, St. Louis, and more. All shows go on sale on Friday, July 29th.
The highly anticipated Christmas concert will include selections from the artists’ extensive Christmas repertoires as well as a collection of critically acclaimed holiday albums. Grant and Smith’s recordings have become part of the Christmas backdrop for families all over the world, and their holiday tour is one of the most anticipated events of the season, with sold-out shows across North America.
“I cherish every opportunity I have to share the stage with Michael, especially at Christmas,” Grant says. “He is such a gifted musician, and I love making these special memories on stage with him.” This is a tour that we both look forward to every year.”
“It’s no secret that I adore Christmas music,” Smith continues. “Performances of classic holiday songs with Amy make it even more special.” This time of year is made even more special because we get to spend Christmas on stage together.”
Smith will continue the Christmas tour with Tait for eight more dates after the nine-city run with Grant, visiting Nashville, Omaha, Minneapolis, and other cities. Meanwhile, Grant will spend Christmas at the Ryman Auditorium with her husband, Vince Gill. The 12-concert holiday concert series at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium will begin on December 11. In support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Grant and Smith will be bringing awareness to their child sponsorship experience at each show.
Smith and Grant will also be supporting Heartlight Ministries, a ministry and residential facility offering healing and hope for parents and struggling teens.
2022 Amy Grant / Michael W. Smith Christmas Tour featuring Michael Tait
Dates and venues subject to change without notice.
Nov. 26 – Memphis, TN – The Soundstage at Graceland**
Nov. 28 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center Concert Hall**
Nov. 30 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre**
Dec. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater**
Dec. 02 – Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park**
Dec. 06 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre Murat Theatre**
Dec. 07 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre**
Dec. 08 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre**
Dec. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre**
2022 Michael W. Smith Christmas Tour featuring Michael Tait
Dates and venues subject to change without notice.
Dec. 12 – Tysons, VA – Capital One Hall*
Dec. 13 – Johnson City, TN – Martin Center for the Arts*
Dec. 14 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre*
Dec. 15 – Nashville, TN – The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University*
Dec. 19 – Omaha, NE – The Holland Performing Arts Center*
Dec. 20 – Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion*
Dec. 21 – Minneapolis, MN – The Orpheum*
Dec. 22 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place*
**Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Michael Tait
*Michael W. Smith and Michael Tait
ABOUT AMY GRANT
Amy Grant’s career spans more than 40 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums, her total career album sales have exceeded 30 million and over 1 billion global streams. Grant’s chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 17 Top 40 Adult Contemporary tracks and multiple Contemporary Christian chart-toppers. In addition to her six GRAMMY® Awards, Grant has earned 26 Dove Awards (including four Artist of the Year Awards) and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the Music City Walk of Fame and the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Conventional wisdom has it that Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map becoming the first Contemporary Christian artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts and the first to perform at the GRAMMY® Awards. With that, her legacy as one of the most influential artists of the past four decades is assured. In April of 2016, Grant celebrated the 25th anniversary of her iconic hit “Baby Baby” with a worldwide release of the song featuring pop sensation Tori Kelly. Tennessee Christmas released in late 2016 and marked Grant’s first all-new holiday album in nearly 20 years. In February 2020, The T.J. Martell Foundation – the music industry’s leading nonprofit to fund innovative medical research focused on treatments and cures for cancer – honored Grant with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award at their annual Honors Gala. 2021 found Grant celebrating her iconic, 5x platinum album, Heart In Motion, releasing a double disc 35th Anniversary Edition on July 9 that included never before released tracks and updated remixes of the hit singles. 2022 promises to be a busy year with touring as well as a new single release, a cover of the classic song “Put A Little Love In Your Heart,” which closes out Amy’s current shows. Additionally, 2022 marks anniversaries of her platinum-selling classic “Age To Age” album and the gold-selling “Behind The Eyes” albums. For more information, visit www.amygrant.com.
ABOUT MICHAEL W. SMITH
Michael W. Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he’s written and recorded over 36 No. 1 songs, been honored with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. Amassing an in-depth catalog of achievements, Smith was also recently honored with a star-studded tribute concert in Nashville, TN to celebrate his 35 No. 1s, by a myriad of legendary performers. His recent USA Today, Yahoo! Music and Billboard-acclaimed studio album A Million Lights and Parade, Good Morning America-featured and GRAMMY nominated live worship album Surrounded have together become his 30th and 31st Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, more than any other solo artist in history. His most recent album STILL Vol. 1, is an atmospheric listening experience of improvisational music coupled with inspirational scriptures. More than just an outstanding songwriter and performer, Smith has given back to the global community throughout his career. Smith has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. He has also written several bestselling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. Michael W. Smith’s heavily praised Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas features collaborations with Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono, Michael McDonald and Grant. For more information, visit www.michaelwsmith.com.