I liked and listened to Michael W. Smith in my teen years. I actually just found and purchased a CD of a Michael W. Smith tape I had years ago-It's titled Project. I bought it yesterday and listened to it in the car. It was great! I remember all the songs and could sing along.
I have to agree with Gird that MWS is one of the more important figures in the history of Christian music. He came along (early 80s) when CCM needed a shot in the arm, and he was able to provide the necessary medicine. I got to see him open for Amy Grant on the Age to Age tour (and of course he played keys in the excellent band that backed her at that time), and have seen him at least half a dozen times since - either with Amy or on his own. While I no longer run out and buy every album he puts out, I think his worship albums are top notch (if a bit over done) and he's "aged gracefully" - for lack of a better term. He's not going to apeal to younger listeners anymore, but the quality of the work he's still doing is reasonably high.
Last edited by markb77; 24th April 2013 at 07:43 AM.