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Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY: Michael W. Smith
In the latest installment of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY, three-time GRAMMY-winning Christian artist Michael W. Smith welcomed the Recording Academy to his home in Franklin, Tenn., where he revealed where he keeps his golden gramophones.
During our visit, the multi-platinum artist, who has been in the music industry for 37 years and has worked with the likes of GRAMMY winner Amy Grant, looked back on his road to GRAMMY gold.
“I wrote my first song when I was five," he told the Recording Academy. "It was pretty awful, but the fact that I created something that age, I remember my mom and dad were sort of blown away.”
But it wasn't until Smith was a teenager that he realized music was the career for him. “I remember waking up one day at 15 and going, ‘Oh my gosh, I think I’m supposed to do this for the rest of my life,'" he said.
Smith's first GRAMMY win came from his 1983 album Michael W. Smith Project, which he made for just $11,000. "I had a free studio, he said. "Blew my mind that it actually got nominated for a GRAMMY and the chances of winning are nil. The fact that I won was crazy.”