Multi-platinum performers Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will once again share the stage for their 2017 Christmas tour. For the second consecutive year the tour will feature recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s The Voice, and incorporate a full symphony orchestra. This seasonal crowd-pleaser is presented by Balsam Hill® trees and launches November 11 in Omaha, and travels to 20 cities across the U.S., including Dallas, Washington, D.C., Portland, Denver, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Boise, Tampa, and Kansas City.
With multiple sellout crowds celebrating the season with them last year, Amy and Michael’s joint Christmas tours are becoming one of the most anticipated holiday events of the season. Combining for a vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them, the 2017 Christmas tour will showcase selections spanning the artists’ expansive repertoires, including their most recent releases, Grant’s Tennessee Christmas, Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas and Jordan Smith’s ’Tis The Season. Amy and Michael will also take part in “Compassion Meet & Greet” events in each tour city.
Amy Grant's career spans more than 30 years, stretching from her roots in gospel into becoming an iconic pop star, songwriter, TV personality and philanthropist. She has sold more than 30 million albums and won six GRAMMY® Awards. In April 2015, Grant celebrated the 25th anniversary of her classic hit “Baby Baby” with a worldwide release of the song featuring pop sensation Tori Kelly and released Tennessee Christmas in 2016, marking her first all-new holiday album in nearly 20 years.
Michael W. Smith is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums, achieved 32 #1 songs and earned three GRAMMY® Awards. He has written and composed various scored film projects, has authored 12 books, and has acted in numerous films. He founded and actively supports the non-profit outreach for teens called Rocketown. And this year marks his 26th anniversary in partnership with the anti-poverty group Compassion International.