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Michael W. Smith
this is your time
Reunion Records
$11.98


==This Is Your Time==, the 13th recording from 1999 Dove Award-winning Artist of the Year and Reunion recording artist {{Michael W. Smith}}, has been released nationwide November 23. The project is produced by Smith and Bryan Lenox, and executive produced by Michael Blanton and Smith. Lenox, whose recent credits include Garth Brooks and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, co-produced Smith's 1990 recording ==Go West Young Man==.

Click to hear a clip from "Rince Dé" (instrumental)

Click to hear a clip from "Hey You It's Me"

"==This Is Your Time== is an important record to me personally," said Smith. "I wrote the title cut after participating in the memorial service for Columbine High School students in Littleton, Colorado. The song was inspired by Cassie Bernall, the student who said she believed in God and lost her life for it. It was her time, and now I believe it's our time to pick up the torch and live our faith boldly."

Click to hear a clip from "Worth It All"

In addition to the title cut, "This Is Your Time" features "I Will Be Your Friend," "Everybody Free," "I Will Carry You," "Walk With Me," "I'm Gone," "Worth It All," "Reach Out To Me," "Still Have A Dream," "Hey You - It's Me" and "Anna." The album also contains the instrumental selections "Cassie" and "Jig." The project includes lyrical contributions from such acclaimed writers as Wayne Kirkpatrick, {{Chris Rice}}, Dan Haseltine ({{Jars of Clay}}), {{Cindy Morgan}}, Beth Nielsen Chapman, {{Wes King}}, {{Ginny Owens}}, Deborah D. Smith, and one of Smith's musical heroes, Nik Kershaw.

Click to hear a clip from "I Will Be Your Friend"

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"==This Is Your Time== has turned into a labor of love for everyone who has had anything to do with it, in large part because of Cassie Bernall's life and death, which inspired the title song," said George King, vice president/general manager, Reunion Records. "I believe this album is a picture of the heart of Michael W. Smith, a heart which is sensitive to the leading of the Spirit and passionate about changing the world with the message of Christ."

Click to hear a clip from "This Is Your Time"

Click to hear a clip from "I Will Carry You"


Michael W. Smith
this is your time
Reunion Records
$11.98


"We believe this fall is Michael's 'time,'" said Dean Diehl, co-vice president/general manager, Reunion Records. "Having had two best-selling albums last year, in addition to being named 1999's Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year, has created incredible demand for ==This Is Your Time==. We are planning an extensive campaign to let as many people as possible hear what we believe are some of the most important songs that Michael has ever recorded."

Click to hear a clip from "She Walks With Me"

Click to watch the music video for "This Is Your Time"


The album's first single, "This Is Your Time," was shipped to Christian radio stations across the country October 1. A video of the song, filmed on the shores of Cape Cod, will release simultaneously with the single. The clip was directed by Ben Pearson and Brandon Dickerson for Pearson-Taylor Productions and Spiral Films.

Click to hear a clip from "Reach Out To Me"

Click to hear a clip from "I Still Have The Dream"

Following performances at major festivals across the country this summer, Smith will be featured on the 1999 {{Amy Grant}} Christmas Tour. The Tour travels to more than 20 U.S. markets beginning November 24.

Click to hear a clip from "I'm Gone"

Click to hear a clip from "Anna"

Since the release of his debut album in 1983, Smith has garnered 22 Dove Awards, two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, and 23 #1 Christian radio singles. Earlier this year, he received six Dove Awards, including Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year, as well as being presented ASCAP's Golden Note Award for lifetime achievement. He has one platinum and six gold albums to his credit.

Click to hear a clip from "Everybody Free"

Click to hear a clip from "This Is Your Time (Reprise)" (instrumental)