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Michael W. Smith | A Journey to Worship

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  • - MICHAEL W. SMITH:
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  • I'M JUST THIS KID BORN IN WEST VIRGINIA WHO
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  • WANTED TO WRITE MUSIC AND WRITE SONGS, AND MAYBE IF
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  • I'M LUCKY ONE DAY MAYBE I GET TO CUT A RECORD.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • WORSHIP IS MUCH BIGGER THAN JUST WHAT HAPPENS ON
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  • A SUNDAY MORNING SINGING SONGS.
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  • AND THEN I REALIZED THAT WORSHIP COULD NOT EXIST
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  • WITHOUT JUSTICE.
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  • THEY GO HAND IN HAND.
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  • I DISCOVERED THAT WORSHIP WAS A LIFESTYLE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - NARRATOR: BORN IN WEST VIRGINIA, MICHAEL DEVELOPED A
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  • LOVE OF MUSIC THROUGH HIS CHURCH, PLAYING THE PIANO
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  • AT AN EARLY AGE AND SINGING IN THE CHOIR.
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  • AS A YOUNG MAN, HE WAS ENCOURAGED TO MOVE TO
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  • NASHVILLE AND PURSUE A CAREER IN MUSIC.
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  • WHILE PLAYING WITH SEVERAL LOCAL BANDS TO
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  • SUPPORT HIMSELF, HE ATTENDS A SMALL BUT
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  • VIBRANT GROWING CHURCH LED MY PASTOR DON FINTO.
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  • - LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT DON WOULD BE MENTORING ME
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  • ALL THESE YEARS.
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  • IT'S ALMOST 37 YEARS THAT WE'VE BEEN GREAT FRIENDS,
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  • AND HE'S CHANGED MY LIFE.
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  • - NARRATOR: IN THE LATE 1960'S AFTER SERVING AS A
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  • MISSIONARY IN GERMANY, PASTOR DON RETURNED TO
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  • THE STATES AND BEGAN TEACHING AS LIPSCOMB
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  • UNIVERSITY IN NASHVILLE.
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  • WHILE THERE, MANY STUDENTS WERE COMING TO
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  • FAITH AND LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO GROW
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  • AND WORSHIP.
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  • DON RESIGNED HIS POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY AND
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  • BEGAN MINISTERING TO THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.
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  • - DON FINTO: AT BELMONT CHURCH THEY ONLY HAD ABOUT 65 OR
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  • 70 MEMBERS AT THE TIME CALLED ME ASK SAID
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  • LOOK, YOU'VE GOT THE MINISTRY AND WE'VE GOT THE PLACE
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  • FOR IT.
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  • COME OVER HERE.
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  • - NARRATOR: UNDER DON'S LEADERSHIP, THE CHURCH
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  • BEGAN TO GROW AND SAW ATTENDANCE FROM MANY
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  • AMONG THE MUSIC INDUSTRY INCLUDING MICHAEL AND THE
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  • YOUNG AMY GRANT.
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  • THE WORSHIP TAKING PLACE WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING
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  • OFF THE CHARTS.
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  • - THE FIRST THING YOU KNOW THEY WERE SITTING IN
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  • THE AISLES AND THEY'RE IN THE WINDOW SILLS AND
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  • THEY'RE ON TOP OF THE SOUND BOARD IN THE BACK.
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  • - AMY GRANT: AND THERE WAS NO CHOIR, NO GUITAR, ORGAN, PIANO,
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  • BUT BECAUSE IT HAD THIS CHURCH OF CHRIST
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  • TRADITION, THE SINGING WAS AMAZING.
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  • - IT KIND OF FELT LIKE THE JESUS MOVEMENT JUST
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  • KIND OF CONTINUED ON ALTHOUGH IT PROBABLY
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  • ENDED IN THE MID 70'S , BUT THERE WAS A FIRE THAT
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  • WAS SORT OF LIT UP AND JUST SORT OF
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  • IGNITING EVERYWHERE.
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  • - THERE WERE SOME ARTISAN BUILDINGS
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  • AROUND THERE.
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  • THERE WAS A COFFEE SHOP, A WORD WORKING SHOP, A
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  • STAINED GLASS WINDOW SHOP, SO IT DREW
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  • CREATIVE TYPES.
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  • - KOINONEA WAS RIGHTS ACROSS THE STREET WHERE
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  • AMY GRANT WAS SINGING AND BROWN BANISTER, AND IT WAS
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  • A SWEET, SWEET TIME.
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  • - NARRATOR: AS THE CHURCH WAS EXPLODING NUMERICALLY AND
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  • SPIRITUALLY, MICHAEL WAS AMONG THE DIFFERENT
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  • MUSICIANS WHO WOULD TAKE THE REIGNS TO LEAD
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  • WORSHIP ON SUN DAY MORNINGS.
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  • - I REMEMBER ONE SUNDAY MORNING WHEN HE CAME TO
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  • LEAD WORSHIP AT BELMONT.
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  • AND HE CAME UP TO ME AND HE JUST SAID, YOU KNOW,
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  • PRAY FOR ME.
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  • I JUST DON'T HAVE IT THIS MORNING.
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  • AND I SAID, WELL, MICHAEL, MAYBE THAT'S GOOD.
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  • AND HONESTLY IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST WORSHIP
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  • SERVICES WE EVER HAD BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE
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  • ANYTHING, AND HE KNEW HE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING SO
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  • HE JUST POURS HIMSELF OUT TO THE LORD AND POURS
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  • HIMSELF OUR ON THE KEYBOARD, AND THE CONGREGATION
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  • JOINS HIM, AND IT WAS GOOD.
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  • - HE HELPED ALL OF US TELL OUR STORY IN SONG
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  • WITH AN HONEST ARC THAT STARTS WITH, I MEAN, THE
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  • FEELING ALL OF US GET WHEN WE GO TO CHURCH.
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  • I MEAN, IT'S HARD TO GET THERE.
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  • IF YOU GOT A FAMILY, THE BABIES ARE SCREAMING.
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  • IF YOU HAVE SIBLINGS, YOU'VE HAD AN ARGUMENT ON
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  • THE WAY THERE.
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  • IT'S RUGGED TO GET TO CHURCH, DOESN'T MATTER
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  • HOW OLD YOU ARE.
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  • YOU'RE FIGHTING.
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  • YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR OTHER SHOE.
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  • JUST THE FACT THAT YOU WALK IN THE DOOR YOU JUST
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  • HAVE TO HAVE A MINUTE FOR EVERYBODY'S BRISTLES TO
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  • GO DOWN, BUT NOBODY IS REALLY SAYING THAT, BUT
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  • IT'S THE TRUTH.
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  • AND MICHAEL HAD A WAY OF JUST LIKE WELCOMING
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  • PEOPLE MUSICALLY, MAKING SOMETHING EASY TO STEP INTO.
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  • AND THEN THAT WOULD LEAD TO SOME SONG ABOUT
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  • SOMETHING ABOUT GOD THAT WOULD MAKE YOU JUST GO
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  • OH, THAT'S WHY I CAME.
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  • - NARRATOR: EMBARKING COLON A MUSICAL CAREER AS
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  • A PROFESSION, MICHAEL'S SONG WRITING BEGAN AT AN
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  • EARLY AGE WHEN HE HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN
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  • TWO PASSIONS.
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  • - I WANTED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL
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  • BASEBALL PLAYER.
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  • I WAS A JOCK AND A MUSICIAN.
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  • SORT OF UNUSUAL, AND WRITING SONGS AT AN EARLY
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  • AGE, BUT I WAS SO INTO BASEBALL AND I WAS A
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  • PRETTY GOD ATHLETE.
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  • AND HE DIDN'T MAKE THE ALL-STARS FOR THE FIRST
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  • TIME WHEN I WAS 15.
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  • AND I HAD AN EPIPHANY THAT I THOUGHT THAT
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  • GOD WAS CALLING ME INTO MUSIC.
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  • - NARRATOR: IN 1981, AFTER BRIEFLY JOINING A
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  • LOCAL GROUP CALLED HIGHER GROUND, MICHAEL WAS
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  • SIGNED ON AS A WRITER FOR MEADOW GREEN MUSIC.
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  • HE BEGAN WRITING MANY SONGS THAT HE DESCRIBES
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  • AS AWFUL.
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  • AND THEN ONE OF HIS SONGS ROSE TO THE TOP.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER.
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  • WOO! YEAH!
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  • - HIS FIRST SIGNIFICANT SONG THAT HE WROTE WAS
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  • HOW MAJESTIC IS YOUR NAME.
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  • SANDY PATTI MADE THIS A HUGE HIT.
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  • - I WROTE HOW MAJESTIC AT MY HOUSE.
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  • I LOVED TO OPEN UP THE PSALMS AND JUST WRITING
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  • MELODIES TO THE PSALMS AND THAT JUST SORT OF
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  • FELL OUT OF THE SKY HONESTLY.
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  • - I REMEMBER THAT VERY WELL BECAUSE HE PLAYED IT
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  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIVING ROOM ON THAT
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  • LITTLE PIANO OVER THERE.
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  • AND I WAS SO OVERWHELMED ABOUT IT.
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  • I SAID MICHAEL, YOU'VE GOT TO BRING THIS TO
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  • THE CHURCH.
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  • [IMITATING MUSICAL PATTERN]
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  • - JUST THAT MUSICAL PATTERN WAS ALSO
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  • REMINISCENT OF THINGS THAT WERE ON THE RADIO
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  • AT THE TIME.
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  • [IMITATING MUSICAL PATTERN] OH, LORD!
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  • I WOULD KIND OF MAKE A JOKE BECAUSE IT'S TWO
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  • COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MUSICAL GENRES KIND OF
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  • COLLIDING BECAUSE IT'S GOT A LITTLE CLASSICAL
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  • THING AT THE BEGINNING, AND THEN A LITTLE DOOBIE
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  • BROTHERS ON THE CHORUS.
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  • AND HE PLAYED IT AT BELMONT.
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  • - AND OF COURSE THEN HE INTRODUCED IT INTO A
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  • CONGREGATION THAT WAS USED TO A CAPPELLA
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  • SINGING, INSTANTLY KNEW HOW TO PROVIDE
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  • THE HARMONIES.
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  • THERE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE WRITTEN MUSIC.
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  • YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUST ALL, JUST FULL GUNS.
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  • EVERYBODY WAS READY TO SING AND PARTICIPATE.
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  • - EVERYBODY JUST RESPONDED.
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  • I MEAN, IT WAS JUST LIKE, YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUST
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  • SO OVERWHELMING.
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  • - NARRATOR: AS MICHAEL WAS DEVELOPING HIS CRAFT
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  • AS A SONGWRITER AND WORSHIP LEADER, GOSPEL
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  • MUSIC IN THIS CASE THE CHURCH WAS SLOWLY
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  • CHANGING FROM SINGLE SONGS ABOUT GOD AND HIS
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  • CHARACTER TO SINGING SONGS TO GOD IN WORSHIP.
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  • - STAN MOSER: A MOVEMENT BEGAN IN CALIFORNIA WHICH
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  • WAS REALLY THE PRAISE MOVEMENT WITH A COMPANY
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  • CALLED MARANATHA MUSIC OUT OF CALVARY CHAPEL.
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  • AND THOSE SONGS THEN BEGAN TO MIX BACK IN MORE
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  • DIRECTED TO GOD SONGS AS OPPOSED TO JUST THE SONGS
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  • ABOUT GOD.
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  • THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET ...
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  • AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH ...
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  • - I'D JUST GO INTO A CHORUS, AND WE'D SING AS
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  • BELMONT A SIMPLE CHORUS FROM MARANATHA AND JUST A
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  • SIMPLE, GOSH, I'M TRYING TO THINK OF ALL THE
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  • THINGS WE DID.
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  • IT WAS JUST THE STANDARDS, YOU KNOW.
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  • AS THE DEER PANTETH FOR THE WATER.
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  • I LOVE THAT SONG, YOU KNOW.
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  • AND SO YEAH, A LOT OF MY TEAM AND PEOPLE ON
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  • THE ROAD THEY'D CALL ME THE KING OF WING BECAUSE
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  • I'M SORT OF ALWAYS SPONTANEOUSLY DOING ENOUGH.
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  • BUT YEAH, IT KEEPS IT FRESH.
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  • AND YEAH, THOSE WERE GREAT TIMES.
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  • - NARRATOR: DESPITE ATTENDING THE SAME CHURCH, MICHAEL'S
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  • FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING WITH AMY GRANT WAS AT
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  • PARAGON PUBLISHING WHERE HE WAS HIRED
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  • AS A SONGWRITER.
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  • - WE JUST ENDED UP IN A ROOM TOGETHER, AND I
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  • STARTED PLAYING HER ALL THESE IDEAS.
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  • - HE JUST WAS SO ENERGETIC, AND HE HAD
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  • SO MANY IDEAS.
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  • - NARRATOR: MICHAEL BEGAN WRITING SONGS FOR
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  • HER AGE TO AGE SAL BUM, THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM
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  • OF HER CAREER, AND THEN JOINED HER ON TOUR AS
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  • HER KEYBOARDIST.
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  • - AND THAT'S WHERE HER MANAGERS SORT OF CAUGHT A
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  • LITTLE GLIMPSE
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  • OF MAYBE THIS KID FROM WEST VIRGINIA BECAUSE I
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  • WANTED TO CUT A RECORD.
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  • NOBODY WOULD GIVE ME A RECORD DEAL, AND SO THOSE
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  • GUYS, MIKE BLANTON AND DAN HARRELL WENT TO THE
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  • BANK AND BORROWED $11.000 DOLLARS AND STARTED A
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  • RECORD COMPANY CALLED REUNION RECORDS.
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  • - AND HE HAD PLAYED FOR ME MICHAEL W.
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  • SMITH'S DEMO TAPE WHICH WAS BEFORE IT WAS ALL
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  • RECORDED PROFESSIONALLY.
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  • WE HAD A DEMO CASSETTE, AND I LOOKED AT HIM AND I
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  • SAID OKAY, I WANT TO SIGN THE GUY.
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  • AND HE SAID WELL -- HE KIND OF BACKED UP.
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  • HE SAID, WELL, I'M NOT -I DON'T KNOW IF THAT
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  • CAN HAPPEN.
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  • I SAID, WELL, WHY NOT?
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  • HE SAID WELL, I'M INVOLVED IN THIS NEW
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  • MANAGEMENT COMPANY WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE BLANTON
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  • HARRELL MANAGEMENT COMPANY WHICH AMY GRANT AND
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  • SMITTY AND SO FORTH DOWN THE YEARS, QUITE FAMOUS.
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  • AND HE SAID, WE THINK WE WANT TO START OUR OWN
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  • RECORD LABEL, AND YOU KNOW, MICHAEL SMITTY
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  • WOULD BE ON THE RECORD LABEL.
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  • I SAID, OKAY.
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  • SO LET ME HELP YOU CREATE THE RECORD LABEL.
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  • SO BECAUSE I HEARD WHAT HEARD IN THE TALENT AND
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  • THE HEART OF MICHAEL W. SMITH.
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  • AND SO OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE HELPED MIKE
  • 00:09:41.220 --> 00:09:46.290
  • AND DAN HARRELL FORM REUNION RECORDS AND
  • 00:09:47.010 --> 00:09:50.000
  • HELPED BRING THAT TO PASS.
  • 00:09:50.020 --> 00:09:52.270
  • SO THAT'S HOW MUCH I ENJOYED AND BELIEVED IN
  • 00:09:52.290 --> 00:09:54.050
  • MICHAEL W. SMITH AND I FIRST HEARD HIM.
  • 00:09:54.070 --> 00:09:56.030
  • I CAN'T BELIEVE THE HOPES HE'S GRANTED ...
  • 00:09:56.050 --> 00:10:00.040
  • - AND I CUT MY FIRST RECORD, THE MICHAEL W.
  • 00:10:00.060 --> 00:10:01.150
  • SMITH PROJECT WHICH FRIENDS WAS ON.
  • 00:10:01.170 --> 00:10:04.150
  • AND THEN FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS I OPENED UP
  • 00:10:04.170 --> 00:10:06.100
  • FOR AMY.
  • 00:10:06.120 --> 00:10:07.240
  • AND THAT'S HOW IT ALL BEGAN IN 1982.
  • 00:10:07.260 --> 00:10:10.150
  • HE'LL KEEP YOU CLOSE AS ALWAYS ...
  • 00:10:10.170 --> 00:10:12.210
  • [CHEERS]
  • 00:10:12.230 --> 00:10:14.270
  • IT WON'T EVEN SEEM YOU'VE GONE ...
  • 00:10:14.290 --> 00:10:20.230
  • BECAUSE OUR HEARTS IN BIG AND SMALL WAYS ...
  • 00:10:20.250 --> 00:10:25.270
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:10:25.290 --> 00:10:28.010
  • WILL KEEP THE LOVE THAT KEEPS US STRONG ...
  • 00:10:28.030 --> 00:10:37.190
  • AND FRIENDS ARE FOREVER IF THE LORD'S THE
  • 00:10:37.210 --> 00:10:41.080
  • LORD OF THEM ...
  • 00:10:41.100 --> 00:10:44.010
  • - HE WAS SO FULL OF MUSIC, AND HE WAS, HE WAS
  • 00:10:44.030 --> 00:10:47.090
  • JUST SO -HE WAS SPIRITUALLY ON FIRE.
  • 00:10:47.110 --> 00:10:51.120
  • I THINK HIS EARLY YEARS IN NASHVILLE HE KIND OF
  • 00:10:51.140 --> 00:10:53.260
  • LOST HIS FOOTING, AND SO WHEN HE RECONNECTED WITH
  • 00:10:53.280 --> 00:10:56.090
  • THE LOVE OF GOD AND GRACE, HE JUST POURED SO
  • 00:10:56.110 --> 00:10:59.180
  • MUCH OF MUSIC ENERGY INTO TELLING THAT STORY.
  • 00:10:59.200 --> 00:11:04.100
  • - OFF AND ON THROUGHOUT OUR WHOLE CAREERS WE'VE
  • 00:11:04.120 --> 00:11:06.120
  • JUST CONTINUED TO TOUR WITH EACH OTHER.
  • 00:11:06.140 --> 00:11:08.070
  • DID LEAD ME ON TOUR TOGETHER WHICH WAS 88 AND
  • 00:11:08.090 --> 00:11:10.030
  • 89, AND THAT'S AFTER EYE TO EYE CAME OUT.
  • 00:11:10.050 --> 00:11:13.000
  • THAT MIGHT BE THE BIGGEST TOUR OF HER LIFE IF I'M
  • 00:11:13.020 --> 00:11:15.150
  • NOT MISTAKEN.
  • 00:11:15.170 --> 00:11:17.070
  • JUST EVERY ARENA WAS SOLD OUT.
  • 00:11:17.090 --> 00:11:19.100
  • GOD WILL FIND A WAY ...
  • 00:11:19.120 --> 00:11:22.170
  • I KNOW IT'S HARD TO SEE THE PAST AND
  • 00:11:22.190 --> 00:11:25.040
  • STILL BELIEVE ...
  • 00:11:25.060 --> 00:11:26.110
  • LOVE IS GONNA FIND A WAY ...
  • 00:11:26.130 --> 00:11:29.140
  • - THE BEST THING ABOUT THE WAY MICHAEL WOULD
  • 00:11:29.160 --> 00:11:33.030
  • INCORPORATE WORSHIP IN HIS CONCERTS IS HE'S JUST
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:36.280
  • SUCH A DOWN TO EARTH LIKABLE GUY.
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:46.290
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:11:47.010 --> 00:11:47.280
  • - I ACTUALLY JUST LIKE DOING THIS.
  • 00:11:48.000 --> 00:11:49.110
  • JUST KIND OF HANGING OUT, AND WE'RE ALL HANGING OUT
  • 00:11:49.130 --> 00:11:51.120
  • IN THE LIVING ROOM AND SINGING A FEW SONGS.
  • 00:11:51.140 --> 00:11:55.010
  • SITTING IN THE RAIN, WATER ON YOUR BRAIN ...
  • 00:11:55.030 --> 00:11:57.070
  • GO GOT A WHOLE IN THE BOAT ...
  • 00:11:57.090 --> 00:11:59.090
  • - HE DIDN'T USE A LOT OF CHURCH TALK.
  • 00:11:59.110 --> 00:12:01.260
  • HE JUST TALKED LIKE A NORMAL PERSON, AND HE
  • 00:12:01.280 --> 00:12:04.090
  • THINK THE REAL SECRET WEAPON IS THAT YOU WOULD
  • 00:12:04.110 --> 00:12:09.060
  • JUST BE SINGING ALONG OR WHATEVER TO SOME
  • 00:12:09.080 --> 00:12:12.030
  • DANCEABLE, FUN, ENERGETIC SONG, AND THEN
  • 00:12:12.050 --> 00:12:19.120
  • HE WOULD JUST PROVIDE A SONG THAT BROUGHT
  • 00:12:19.140 --> 00:12:26.030
  • EVERYONE INTO WORSHIP.
  • 00:12:26.050 --> 00:12:27.250
  • HE WOULDN'T SAY, WHY DON'T WE
  • 00:12:27.270 --> 00:12:29.230
  • WORSHIP TOGETHER?
  • 00:12:29.250 --> 00:12:31.210
  • HE JUST WAS STEERING THIS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE AND
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:35.020
  • ALL THE SUDDEN THIS GROUP OF KIDS ARE GO AH!
  • 00:12:35.040 --> 00:12:39.290
  • TO OH.
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:42.070
  • YOU KNOW, HE'D JUST COMMUNICATE THE WONDER OF
  • 00:12:42.090 --> 00:12:43.180
  • GOD AND GIVE US SOMETHING TO SING ALONG TO.
  • 00:12:43.200 --> 00:12:46.150
  • GREAT ARE YOU ...
  • 00:12:46.170 --> 00:12:50.080
  • GREAT ARE YOU ...
  • 00:12:50.100 --> 00:12:51.290
  • [AUDIENCE SINGS]
  • 00:12:52.010 --> 00:12:56.220
  • - THAT'S NOT BAD.
  • 00:12:56.240 --> 00:12:58.200
  • [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
  • 00:12:58.220 --> 00:13:02.000
  • - JOHN SCHNEIDER: IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO INTRODUCE THIS
  • 00:13:02.020 --> 00:13:03.060
  • NEXT PERFORMER.
  • 00:13:03.080 --> 00:13:04.130
  • HE'S QUICKLY BECOME AN ESTABLISHED GOSPEL
  • 00:13:04.150 --> 00:13:05.170
  • PERFORMER AS A SONGWRITER.
  • 00:13:05.190 --> 00:13:07.150
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE MAKE WELCOME
  • 00:13:07.170 --> 00:13:09.120
  • GRAMMY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL W. SMITH.
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:12.130
  • [ PICTURE PERFECT BY MICHAEL W. SMITH]
  • 00:13:12.150 --> 00:13:26.130
  • [ PICTURE PERFECT BY MICHAEL W. SMITH]
  • 00:13:26.130 --> 00:13:39.130
  • [ PICTURE PERFECT BY MICHAEL W. SMITH]
  • 00:13:39.130 --> 00:13:50.250
  • - NARRATOR: AS THEIR CAREERS AND POPULARITY
  • 00:13:50.270 --> 00:13:52.090
  • BEGAN TO RISE, SO DID THE TEMPTATIONS AND
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:54.060
  • STRUGGLES OF FAME.
  • 00:13:54.080 --> 00:13:56.050
  • ON MANY OCCASIONS PASTOR DON WOULD ACCOMPANY THE
  • 00:13:56.070 --> 00:13:58.180
  • WORSHIP TEAM OUT ON THE ROAD.
  • 00:13:58.200 --> 00:14:00.110
  • - WHEN I WOULD GO OUT ON TOUR WITH THEM, I WOULD
  • 00:14:00.130 --> 00:14:04.140
  • NOT ONLY BE WITH MICHAEL OR MICHAEL AND AMY AS THE
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:07.050
  • CASE WOULD BE, BUT I WENT OUT TO BE WITH THEIR
  • 00:14:07.070 --> 00:14:10.000
  • TEAM, AND OF COURSE NOT ALL THEIR TEAM WERE IN
  • 00:14:10.020 --> 00:14:14.160
  • THE SAME PLACE SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:14:14.180 --> 00:14:16.070
  • SO I REALLY SAW MYSELF AS THE PASTOR TO THE GROUP.
  • 00:14:16.090 --> 00:14:20.190
  • - I JUST REMEMBER LOTS OF CONVERSATIONS ABOUT
  • 00:14:20.210 --> 00:14:25.190
  • WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE.
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.170
  • WHAT IS THE BIGGER PURPOSE HERE?
  • 00:14:27.190 --> 00:14:29.160
  • I MEAN, WE WERE NOT POSING IN FRONT OF THE
  • 00:14:29.180 --> 00:14:33.230
  • MIRROR GOING AREN'T WE COOL?
  • 00:14:33.250 --> 00:14:34.180
  • AREN'T WE COOL?
  • 00:14:34.200 --> 00:14:36.200
  • WE FELT LIKE WE WERE ON THE CUSP OF SOME GREAT
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:41.240
  • SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE.
  • 00:14:41.260 --> 00:14:43.090
  • - I WOULD GATHER ALL OF THEM TOGETHER, AND THEY
  • 00:14:43.110 --> 00:14:44.160
  • LET ME DO THIS SO I COULD SHARE WITH THE WHOLE
  • 00:14:44.180 --> 00:14:46.000
  • GROUP AND PRAY OVER THEM BEFORE THEY WENT OUT.
  • 00:14:46.020 --> 00:14:49.140
  • - THERE WAS NOT A SHOW THAT WE DIDN'T
  • 00:14:49.160 --> 00:14:51.000
  • PRAY BEFOREHAND.
  • 00:14:51.020 --> 00:14:52.220
  • IT WAS JUST CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT OF EACH OTHER.
  • 00:14:52.240 --> 00:14:57.180
  • - NARRATOR: BEING THE GOOD SHEPHERD OVER HIS
  • 00:14:57.200 --> 00:15:00.050
  • FLOCK, PASTOR DON WOULDN'T HESITATE TO
  • 00:15:00.070 --> 00:15:01.270
  • SPEAK OUT WHEN HE SAW SOMEONE GETTING OFF TRACK.
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:05.080
  • - TO ALL THESE YOUNG MUSICIANS AND TO ALL
  • 00:15:05.100 --> 00:15:06.280
  • THESE MUSICIANS, I'VE GOT THIS RATHER WHOLE
  • 00:15:07.000 --> 00:15:13.000
  • VERY, WHAT SHALL I SAY, KIND BUT CRASS WAY OF
  • 00:15:13.020 --> 00:15:19.110
  • CHALLENGING THEM.
  • 00:15:19.130 --> 00:15:20.280
  • THE BIG THREE ALL THE WAY BACK TO GENESIS ARE LUST, GREED, AND
  • 00:15:21.000 --> 00:15:25.180
  • PRIDE, SO WE'VE ALWAYS GOT TO BE ALERT TO ALL OF THOSE.
  • 00:15:25.200 --> 00:15:31.020
  • - DON WOULD BUST ME ON A FEW OCCASIONS, JUST YOU
  • 00:15:31.040 --> 00:15:33.090
  • KNOW, BECAUSE HE'D COME OUT ON THE ROAD.
  • 00:15:33.110 --> 00:15:35.060
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THE TIME THAT HE WAS WITH ME
  • 00:15:35.080 --> 00:15:38.170
  • IN SEATTLE.
  • 00:15:38.190 --> 00:15:40.060
  • WE WERE THERE ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT OF ALL
  • 00:15:40.080 --> 00:15:43.120
  • NIGHTS, AND IT WAS JUST ELECTRIFYING.
  • 00:15:43.140 --> 00:15:45.250
  • THERE WAS 6.000 KIDS IN THERE.
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:47.120
  • - AND I WAS THERE AND I WAS BACKSTAGE, AND THESE
  • 00:15:47.140 --> 00:15:50.140
  • LITTLE GIRLS HAD RUN AROUND SO THEY COULD
  • 00:15:50.160 --> 00:15:51.230
  • YELL AT HIM.
  • 00:15:51.250 --> 00:15:53.210
  • THERE WERE A WHOLE LITTLE OF COVEY OF GIRLS THAT
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:55.220
  • YELLED WHEN HE CAME OFF STAGE, WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!
  • 00:15:55.240 --> 00:15:58.030
  • - I GOT PUFFED UP.
  • 00:15:58.050 --> 00:15:59.270
  • AND I KIND OF LIKE -MY THOUGHT WAS MAN, HERE'S
  • 00:15:59.290 --> 00:16:03.200
  • THIS LITTLE KID FROM WEST VIRGINIA, AND I'M SELLING
  • 00:16:03.220 --> 00:16:06.000
  • OUT THESE ARENAS, AND I'D FORGOTTEN THAT DON
  • 00:16:06.020 --> 00:16:10.000
  • HAD SET BACKSTAGE.
  • 00:16:10.020 --> 00:16:11.270
  • SO IT WAS LIKE.
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:14.070
  • - AND I'M STANDING THERE, AND I JUST PUT MY
  • 00:16:14.090 --> 00:16:16.010
  • HAND ON HIS BACK AND I SAID MICHAEL, GIVE IT UP.
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:18.050
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:16:18.070 --> 00:16:19.130
  • UGH.
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:21.080
  • I NEEDED THAT.
  • 00:16:21.100 --> 00:16:23.080
  • AND HE WOULD DO THAT PERIODICALLY SPECIALLY
  • 00:16:23.100 --> 00:16:25.090
  • WHEN THE APPLAUSE OVERWHELMING AND
  • 00:16:25.110 --> 00:16:29.180
  • EVERYBODY WANTED TO TELL ME HOW GREAT I WAS ALL
  • 00:16:29.200 --> 00:16:31.150
  • THE TIME.
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:33.000
  • SO DON WOULD JUST REMIND ME, YOU'RE
  • 00:16:33.020 --> 00:16:34.160
  • JUST A CONDUIT.
  • 00:16:34.180 --> 00:16:36.280
  • SO THAT'S HELPED ME OVER THE YEARS JUST TO KEEP
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:39.220
  • ALL THAT IN PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:16:39.240 --> 00:16:42.010
  • NOBODY KNEW HIS SECRET AMBITION ...
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:45.110
  • NOBODY KNEW HIS CLAIM TO FAME ...
  • 00:16:45.130 --> 00:16:48.280
  • HE BROKE THE OLD RULES AND TRADITIONS ...
  • 00:16:49.000 --> 00:16:52.270
  • HE TORE THE HOLY VEIL AWAY ...
  • 00:16:52.290 --> 00:16:56.190
  • - NARRATOR: DURING THE LATE 80'S INTO THE 90'S,
  • 00:16:56.210 --> 00:16:59.070
  • THE LINES OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC WERE
  • 00:16:59.090 --> 00:17:01.180
  • EXPANDING INTO MAINSTREAM.
  • 00:17:01.200 --> 00:17:03.240
  • MICHAEL AND AMY WERE HAVING SUCCESS WITH
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:06.030
  • CROSSOVER HIT SONGS THAT WERE GETTING AIR PLAY ON
  • 00:17:06.050 --> 00:17:08.100
  • POP RADIO STATIONS.
  • 00:17:08.120 --> 00:17:10.090
  • - CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC DEFINITELY MOVED
  • 00:17:10.110 --> 00:17:12.110
  • AND ADJUSTED, AND ONE OF THE ADJUSTMENTS WAS THAT
  • 00:17:12.130 --> 00:17:15.160
  • WE BEGAN TO WANT TO TAKE THE MUSIC OUT OF THE
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:20.110
  • CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE, JUST THE CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE
  • 00:17:20.130 --> 00:17:22.100
  • AND GET IT INTO THE MAINSTREAM STORES, THE
  • 00:17:22.120 --> 00:17:24.160
  • MAINSTREAM RADIO.
  • 00:17:24.180 --> 00:17:27.060
  • WELL, TO DO THAT, WE HAD TO CREATE A DISTRIBUTION
  • 00:17:27.080 --> 00:17:30.240
  • CONNECTION WITH A MAINSTREAM RECORD LABEL.
  • 00:17:30.260 --> 00:17:33.050
  • - OUR MAINSTREAM PARTNER WAS GEFFEN RECORDS, AND I
  • 00:17:33.070 --> 00:17:36.210
  • WROTE THIS SONG IN MY BASEMENT.
  • 00:17:36.230 --> 00:17:39.230
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET WHEN I WROTE IT, THAT I ACTUALLY
  • 00:17:39.250 --> 00:17:42.090
  • WROTE WITH AMY AND WAYNE AS WELL,
  • 00:17:42.110 --> 00:17:44.130
  • AND REALLY BELIEVED IT WAS A HIT SONG.
  • 00:17:44.150 --> 00:17:46.210
  • THE SPIRIT IN ME IS MOVING...
  • 00:17:46.230 --> 00:17:48.280
  • BUT I AM STANDING STILL...
  • 00:17:49.000 --> 00:17:52.090
  • - MICHAEL: A PLACE IN THIS WORLD WAS INSPIRED BY
  • 00:17:52.110 --> 00:17:54.110
  • TONS OF LETTERS, ESPECIALLY FROM GIRLS,
  • 00:17:54.130 --> 00:17:57.160
  • WHO JUST LOST THE WILL TO FIGHT.
  • 00:17:57.180 --> 00:18:03.030
  • EITHER ABUSED, BULLIED, I WANT TO GIVE UP,
  • 00:18:03.050 --> 00:18:07.010
  • I WANT TO TAKE MY OWN LIFE.
  • 00:18:07.030 --> 00:18:08.140
  • AND ACTUALLY, I THINK IN ONE LETTER IF I'M NOT
  • 00:18:08.160 --> 00:18:11.010
  • MISTAKEN, ONE GIRL SAID I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND
  • 00:18:11.030 --> 00:18:13.020
  • MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:18:13.040 --> 00:18:16.080
  • LOOKING FOR A REASON...
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:18.220
  • ROAMING THROUGH THE NIGHT...
  • 00:18:18.240 --> 00:18:21.090
  • TO FIND MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD...
  • 00:18:21.110 --> 00:18:24.270
  • MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD...
  • 00:18:24.290 --> 00:18:29.110
  • NOT A LOT TO LEAN ON...
  • 00:18:29.130 --> 00:18:32.040
  • I NEED YOUR LIGHT TO HELP ME FIND...
  • 00:18:32.060 --> 00:18:35.020
  • MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD...
  • 00:18:35.040 --> 00:18:38.000
  • MY PLACE IN THIS WORLD...
  • 00:18:38.020 --> 00:18:45.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:18:45.140 --> 00:18:48.230
  • [CROWD CHEERING]
  • 00:18:48.250 --> 00:18:50.240
  • - NARRATOR: BECOMING MORE MAINSTREAM AS A POP
  • 00:18:50.260 --> 00:18:52.180
  • ARTIST LED TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MICHAEL
  • 00:18:52.200 --> 00:18:54.240
  • TO BE A LIGHT IN A DARK WORLD.
  • 00:18:54.260 --> 00:18:57.050
  • - MICHAEL: I'LL NEVER FORGET BEING ON VH1,
  • 00:18:57.070 --> 00:18:59.280
  • AND THIS GIRL IS DOING MY MAKEUP,
  • 00:19:00.020 --> 00:19:02.130
  • AND I'M JUST SITTING THERE,
  • 00:19:02.150 --> 00:19:03.210
  • AND I'VE GOT MY TEAM WITH ME AND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:19:03.230 --> 00:19:05.240
  • I'M KIND OF EXCITED.
  • 00:19:05.260 --> 00:19:07.030
  • I'M HOSTING WITH LUTHER VANDROSS, LIKE CRAZY!
  • 00:19:07.050 --> 00:19:10.250
  • AND SHE LOOKED AT ME.
  • 00:19:10.270 --> 00:19:14.110
  • I THOUGHT SHE WAS FLIRTING WITH ME AT
  • 00:19:14.130 --> 00:19:16.010
  • FIRST, BUT I FOUND OUT SHE WAS SINCERE, AND
  • 00:19:16.030 --> 00:19:17.270
  • SHE SAID THERE'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:19:17.290 --> 00:19:20.230
  • AND SHE BASICALLY SAID I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:19:20.250 --> 00:19:23.140
  • AND I JUST SAID I'M BELOVED.
  • 00:19:23.160 --> 00:19:28.270
  • JESUS LOVES ME, AND I KNOW IT TO BE TRUE.
  • 00:19:28.290 --> 00:19:33.010
  • AND THE TEARS JUST STREAMED DOWN HER CHEEKS.
  • 00:19:33.030 --> 00:19:35.180
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET IT EVER.
  • 00:19:35.200 --> 00:19:37.130
  • WON'T EVER FORGET IT.
  • 00:19:37.150 --> 00:19:38.170
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,
  • 00:19:38.190 --> 00:19:40.050
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE OUTCOME WAS,
  • 00:19:40.070 --> 00:19:42.110
  • I JUST KNOW THAT THERE WAS A SEED PLANTED AT
  • 00:19:42.130 --> 00:19:44.180
  • THAT MOMENT, AND I'VE PRAYED FOR HER ON AND OFF
  • 00:19:44.200 --> 00:19:47.160
  • THROUGHOUT MY LIFE JUST GOING I HOPE SHE GOT IT,
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:50.220
  • I HOPE SHE JUST WALKED AWAY AND MADE A DECISION.
  • 00:19:50.240 --> 00:19:52.240
  • THERE WERE SOME NOT SO GOOD TIMES TOO.
  • 00:19:52.260 --> 00:19:58.030
  • I GOT A CAN OF BEER THROWN AT ME ON STAGE AND
  • 00:19:58.050 --> 00:20:02.050
  • IT HIT ME IN THE SHOULDER.
  • 00:20:02.070 --> 00:20:03.290
  • I GOT REALLY ANGRY.
  • 00:20:04.010 --> 00:20:05.250
  • I WANTED TO FIGHT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:20:05.270 --> 00:20:07.250
  • JUST, IT'S SO FOREIGN I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT EVEN
  • 00:20:07.270 --> 00:20:10.070
  • HAPPENED.
  • 00:20:10.090 --> 00:20:12.180
  • AND I REMEMBER AFTER THAT-- THAT WAS AT WHAT
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:15.280
  • THEY CALL KIND OF A STAR PARTY.
  • 00:20:16.000 --> 00:20:20.020
  • YOU GO SUPPORT THE POP RADIO STATION.
  • 00:20:20.040 --> 00:20:23.090
  • AND THERE WAS 2.000-3.000 KIDS IN THERE,
  • 00:20:23.110 --> 00:20:27.080
  • AND THEY WERE ALL JUST HIGH AND DRUNK,
  • 00:20:27.100 --> 00:20:29.060
  • AND YOU'RE SITTING THERE GOING WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
  • 00:20:29.080 --> 00:20:32.000
  • THEN THE BEER CAN HITS ME IN THE SHOULDER.
  • 00:20:32.020 --> 00:20:34.280
  • AND I FINALLY FINISHED AND I STORM OFF THE
  • 00:20:35.000 --> 00:20:38.030
  • STAGE, AND I GO OUTSIDE AND I'M JUST ABOUT
  • 00:20:38.050 --> 00:20:39.250
  • TO COME UNGLUED.
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:42.240
  • AND I JUST STOOD OUTSIDE, AND THE EMERGENCY DOORS
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:50.230
  • WERE OPEN FOR SOME REASON. I REMEMBER STANDING OUTSIDE
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:52.240
  • IN THIS CORN FIELD OUTSIDE THIS BIG COUNTRY
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:57.060
  • BAR. TEXAS HAS THESE BIG COUNTRY BARS,
  • 00:20:57.080 --> 00:21:00.140
  • AND THIS IS WHERE THEY WERE HAVING THIS PARTY.
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:02.040
  • I REMEMBER STANDING OUT THERE AND I REMEMBER
  • 00:21:02.060 --> 00:21:04.160
  • HEARING THE LORD SAY I LOVE THOSE PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:04.180 --> 00:21:08.210
  • AND I WANT YOU TO LOVE THEM TOO.
  • 00:21:08.230 --> 00:21:10.270
  • I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT EVER.
  • 00:21:10.290 --> 00:21:14.170
  • AND THAT'S WHEN I JUST BEGAN TO EMBRACE WHATEVER
  • 00:21:14.190 --> 00:21:20.110
  • COMES MY WAY, THE GOOD AND THE BAD,
  • 00:21:20.130 --> 00:21:22.060
  • I'M JUST GONNA LOVE THESE PEOPLE,
  • 00:21:22.080 --> 00:21:24.130
  • AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN DOING THAT EVER SINCE.
  • 00:21:24.150 --> 00:21:27.050
  • HEALING RAIN, IT COMES WITH FIRE...
  • 00:21:27.070 --> 00:21:33.050
  • SO LET IT FALL...
  • 00:21:33.070 --> 00:21:35.050
  • - STAN: CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC WENT THROUGH
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:36.170
  • MANY DIFFERENT PHASES, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU,
  • 00:21:36.190 --> 00:21:39.110
  • AND SO MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS,
  • 00:21:39.130 --> 00:21:41.200
  • AND IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYTHING THAT WE WOULD
  • 00:21:41.220 --> 00:21:43.080
  • RELEASE WOULD WORK.
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:45.190
  • AND SO WE HAD ARTISTS FROM ALL STRIPES,
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:47.290
  • ALL FAITHS, ALL DENOMINATIONS, ALL FLAVORS.
  • 00:21:48.010 --> 00:21:50.200
  • AND IF RADIO WOULD PLAY IT,
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:52.170
  • WE COULD SELL SOME RECORDS.
  • 00:21:52.190 --> 00:21:55.080
  • - NARRATOR: BUT AS TIME WENT ON, THERE WAS A SENSE AMONG
  • 00:21:55.100 --> 00:21:57.140
  • THOSE IN THE INDUSTRY THAT MORE AND MORE
  • 00:21:57.160 --> 00:21:59.120
  • ARTISTS IN THE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
  • 00:21:59.140 --> 00:22:01.110
  • FIELD WERE LOSING THEIR WAY AND GETTING OFF TRACK.
  • 00:22:01.130 --> 00:22:04.280
  • - THERE WAS A CONSENSUS AMONG LEADERS AND
  • 00:22:05.000 --> 00:22:11.060
  • PEOPLE WHO WERE REALLY PASSIONATE FOR GOD.
  • 00:22:11.080 --> 00:22:12.290
  • I'M NOT SAYING EVERYBODY WASN'T PASSIONATE FOR
  • 00:22:13.010 --> 00:22:14.180
  • GOD, BUT THERE WAS THIS THING THAT SOME OF US
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:17.280
  • FELT LIKE THIS THING HAS GOTTEN SO FOCUSED ON THE
  • 00:22:18.000 --> 00:22:24.160
  • WRONG THING THAT-- BEING NUMBER ONE,
  • 00:22:24.180 --> 00:22:27.200
  • WHO SOLD THE MOST RECORDS,
  • 00:22:27.220 --> 00:22:29.120
  • AND WHO'S THE NUMBER ONE RECORD COMPANY,
  • 00:22:29.140 --> 00:22:31.010
  • WHO'S GOT THE BUZZ.
  • 00:22:31.030 --> 00:22:32.240
  • AND I FELT THAT WAS THE CASE,
  • 00:22:32.260 --> 00:22:37.140
  • AND I FELT LIKE SOMETHING NEEDED TO SHIFT.
  • 00:22:37.160 --> 00:22:41.040
  • - SEE, HERE'S THE THING, BACK IN THE EARLY DAYS OF
  • 00:22:41.060 --> 00:22:42.250
  • CHRISTIAN MUSIC, PEOPLE LIKE AMY AND MICHAEL GOT
  • 00:22:42.270 --> 00:22:46.230
  • INTO CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BECAUSE
  • 00:22:46.250 --> 00:22:48.280
  • THEY HAD A MESSAGE THEY WANTED TO GET IT OUT.
  • 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:52.160
  • UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
  • 00:22:52.180 --> 00:22:54.230
  • MUSIC GETS SO POPULAR, YOU HAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:22:54.250 --> 00:22:57.270
  • GET IN THERE BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE A LOT OF MONEY
  • 00:22:57.290 --> 00:23:01.080
  • AT IT RATHER THAN THEY HAVE A MESSAGE
  • 00:23:01.100 --> 00:23:02.290
  • THEY HAVE TO GET OUT.
  • 00:23:03.010 --> 00:23:04.130
  • THAT'S THE DANGER.
  • 00:23:04.150 --> 00:23:06.050
  • - NARRATOR: THEN IN APRIL 2001, MICHAEL GOT A PHONE CALL
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:10.030
  • THAT WAS THE START TO A CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT
  • 00:23:10.050 --> 00:23:12.110
  • WOULD CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF HIS NEXT ALBUM.
  • 00:23:12.130 --> 00:23:14.290
  • - I THINK IT WAS FROM DAN,
  • 00:23:15.010 --> 00:23:16.240
  • IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, WHO CAME TO ME AND SAID
  • 00:23:16.260 --> 00:23:21.060
  • WE HAVE THIS IDEA.
  • 00:23:21.080 --> 00:23:24.050
  • WE'D LOVE TO START OFF GMA WEEK WITH A WORSHIP
  • 00:23:24.070 --> 00:23:28.030
  • SERVICE AND WANT TO KNOW IF YOU'LL LEAD THAT
  • 00:23:28.050 --> 00:23:31.020
  • WORSHIP SERVICE, AND MAYBE THAT CAN SORT OF
  • 00:23:31.040 --> 00:23:33.250
  • SET THE PACE OF WHAT THE WHOLE WEEK NEEDS TO BE ABOUT.
  • 00:23:33.270 --> 00:23:39.190
  • AND I SAID I WOULD LOVE TO BUT WILL YOU LET ME
  • 00:23:39.210 --> 00:23:42.120
  • DRIVE IT JUST CREATIVELY BECAUSE I WANT TO
  • 00:23:42.140 --> 00:23:44.220
  • INCLUDE ARTISTS AND PULL PEOPLE IN,
  • 00:23:44.240 --> 00:23:47.070
  • AND I DON'T WANT TO JUST GO UP THERE BY MYSELF.
  • 00:23:47.090 --> 00:23:50.030
  • - HE INVITED AND HAD ALL THE OTHER RECORD LABELS INVITE
  • 00:23:50.050 --> 00:23:53.000
  • THE OTHER ARTISTS THAT WERE THERE FOR GMA WEEK,
  • 00:23:53.020 --> 00:23:55.100
  • POINT OF GRACE AND ARTISTS LIKE THAT THAT
  • 00:23:55.120 --> 00:23:57.230
  • WERE QUITE POPULAR TO COME ON STAGE AND BE PART OF
  • 00:23:57.250 --> 00:24:00.180
  • THE WORSHIP TEAM TO SING ALONG WITH MICHAEL.
  • 00:24:00.200 --> 00:24:04.210
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:10.150
  • I'M DESPERATE FOR YOU...
  • 00:24:10.170 --> 00:24:14.180
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:24:14.200 --> 00:24:24.000
  • I'M LOST WITHOUT YOU...
  • 00:24:24.020 --> 00:24:27.290
  • - MICHAEL: THEY SAID YES, SO I CALLED EVERY ARTIST
  • 00:24:28.010 --> 00:24:29.270
  • AND SAID I WANT YOU TO COME BE IN THE CHOIR.
  • 00:24:29.290 --> 00:24:32.140
  • AND I NEED YOU TO DROP YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR
  • 00:24:32.160 --> 00:24:35.040
  • BECAUSE I'M GONNA DROP MY EGO AT THE DOOR,
  • 00:24:35.060 --> 00:24:37.020
  • AND I WANT US TO DO SOMETHING TOGETHER,
  • 00:24:37.040 --> 00:24:39.250
  • I WANT US TO BE UNIFIED AND LEAD ALL THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:24:39.270 --> 00:24:42.070
  • WHO HAVE TRAVELED FROM REALLY ALL AROUND THE
  • 00:24:42.090 --> 00:24:44.150
  • WORLD TO COME TO THIS WEEK,
  • 00:24:44.170 --> 00:24:46.220
  • AND WE'RE GONNA SET THE COURSE FOR WHAT THIS
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:49.090
  • WEEK'S GONNA BE ABOUT. SO WE DID.
  • 00:24:49.110 --> 00:24:52.240
  • AND THERE'S NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED,
  • 00:24:52.260 --> 00:24:56.070
  • BUT IT WAS OVERWHELMING TO SAY THE LEAST.
  • 00:24:56.090 --> 00:25:00.150
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:25:00.170 --> 00:25:04.280
  • IT WAS THREE WEEKS LATER,
  • 00:25:05.000 --> 00:25:07.060
  • TWO OR THREE WEEKS LATER, I WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:25:07.080 --> 00:25:09.050
  • OF THE NIGHT, AND THE ONLY WORDS I HEARD WERE
  • 00:25:09.070 --> 00:25:13.160
  • "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS" AND I KNEW IT WAS GOD.
  • 00:25:13.180 --> 00:25:17.260
  • AND I JUST THOUGHT AH, I'M NOT GONNA DO THAT.
  • 00:25:17.280 --> 00:25:22.220
  • BECAUSE I THOUGHT FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS,
  • 00:25:22.240 --> 00:25:24.100
  • IT WAS ALMOST LIKE I WANT YOU TO DO WHAT YOU
  • 00:25:24.120 --> 00:25:27.140
  • DID AT THE GMA DEAL.
  • 00:25:27.160 --> 00:25:30.070
  • I WANT YOU TO-- BASICALLY, I KNEW WHAT HE WAS SAYING:
  • 00:25:30.090 --> 00:25:33.280
  • THIS IS YOUR NEXT RECORD.
  • 00:25:34.000 --> 00:25:37.040
  • AND I WAS FEARFUL OF WHAT PEOPLE WOULD THINK
  • 00:25:37.060 --> 00:25:39.210
  • BECAUSE THE WORSHIP THING WAS KIND OF STARTING TO
  • 00:25:39.230 --> 00:25:41.240
  • TAKE OFF AND SMITTY'S GONNA JUMP ON THE BAND
  • 00:25:41.260 --> 00:25:44.170
  • WAGON, AND I JUST SAID NO.
  • 00:25:44.190 --> 00:25:48.250
  • AND THEN A WEEK OR TWO LATER,
  • 00:25:48.270 --> 00:25:50.270
  • 3:00 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING AGAIN,
  • 00:25:50.290 --> 00:25:53.230
  • AND I HEARD THE SAME WORDS "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS".
  • 00:25:53.250 --> 00:25:56.080
  • I WRESTLED WITH IT, AND WRESTLED WITH IT,
  • 00:25:56.100 --> 00:25:58.020
  • AND WRESTLED WITH IT, AND I SAID NO AGAIN.
  • 00:25:58.040 --> 00:26:02.100
  • THEN TWO WEEKS LATER, "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS,
  • 00:26:02.120 --> 00:26:05.040
  • THAT'S WHAT I'M CALLING YOU TO DO."
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:08.020
  • I'M LIKE, OKAY.
  • 00:26:08.040 --> 00:26:11.030
  • IT'LL PROBABLY BE THE LEAST SUCCESSFUL RECORD
  • 00:26:11.050 --> 00:26:12.110
  • IN MY CAREER, BUT OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN
  • 00:26:12.130 --> 00:26:17.200
  • SACRIFICE SO I'M GONNA DO IT.
  • 00:26:17.220 --> 00:26:20.210
  • SO I BEGAN TO ASSEMBLE ALL THESE SONGS,
  • 00:26:20.230 --> 00:26:23.070
  • WHAT I THOUGHT WERE GREAT GREAT WORSHIP SONGS,
  • 00:26:23.090 --> 00:26:26.120
  • AND TRIED TO FILL THIS WHOLE NIGHT WHERE THIS
  • 00:26:26.140 --> 00:26:29.040
  • WHOLE NIGHT WOULD JUST HOLD TOGETHER,
  • 00:26:29.060 --> 00:26:31.200
  • THEN I INVITED A BUNCH OF ARTISTS,
  • 00:26:31.220 --> 00:26:33.290
  • AND WE ALL WENT TO LAKELAND FLORIDA AT
  • 00:26:34.010 --> 00:26:35.260
  • CARPENTER'S HOME CHURCH, AND WE HAD 10.000 PEOPLE,
  • 00:26:35.280 --> 00:26:39.130
  • AND THAT'S WHERE THE WORSHIP RECORD WAS BORN.
  • 00:26:39.150 --> 00:26:45.130
  • OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART, LORD...
  • 00:26:45.150 --> 00:26:49.240
  • OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART...
  • 00:26:49.260 --> 00:26:52.240
  • I WANT TO SEE YOU...
  • 00:26:52.260 --> 00:26:57.140
  • I WANT TO SEE YOU...
  • 00:26:57.160 --> 00:27:02.050
  • COME ON LET'S GO!
  • 00:27:02.070 --> 00:27:03.240
  • OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART, LORD...
  • 00:27:03.260 --> 00:27:07.180
  • OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART...
  • 00:27:07.200 --> 00:27:10.260
  • I WANT TO SEE YOU...
  • 00:27:10.280 --> 00:27:15.090
  • I WANT TO SEE YOU...
  • 00:27:15.110 --> 00:27:21.200
  • BUT I REMEMBER ALL OF US GOING BACK--
  • 00:27:21.220 --> 00:27:27.280
  • I JUST REMEMBER ALL OF US GOING BACK TO THAT ROOM
  • 00:27:28.000 --> 00:27:30.200
  • AND WE JUST CRIED.
  • 00:27:30.220 --> 00:27:34.040
  • AND OF COURSE WE ALL THOUGH WHAT JUST HAPPENED OUT THERE?
  • 00:27:34.060 --> 00:27:38.130
  • AND THEN I JUST, AS I WENT TO BED THAT NIGHT,
  • 00:27:38.150 --> 00:27:43.030
  • I'M JUST GOING I HOPE IT CAN TRANSLATE TO CD,
  • 00:27:43.050 --> 00:27:45.270
  • I HOPE WHATEVER HAPPENED, WHATEVER WE FELT CAN
  • 00:27:45.290 --> 00:27:47.260
  • TRANSLATE TO A CD WHEN PEOPLE PUT IT IN THEIR CARS.
  • 00:27:47.280 --> 00:27:50.220
  • IT DID.
  • 00:27:50.240 --> 00:27:54.090
  • AND THAT RECORD CAME OUT ON 9-11.
  • 00:27:54.110 --> 00:27:56.210
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:27:56.230 --> 00:28:09.030
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:28:09.030 --> 00:28:16.200
  • THE FACT THAT HIS WORSHIP ALBUM CAME OUT ON 9-11
  • 00:28:16.220 --> 00:28:18.230
  • IS, IT'S NO COINCIDENCE.
  • 00:28:18.250 --> 00:28:22.230
  • THE UNITED STATES NEEDED IT.
  • 00:28:22.250 --> 00:28:26.120
  • WE NEEDED THAT ALBUM. GOD KNEW IT.
  • 00:28:26.140 --> 00:28:29.080
  • - ALL OF US WERE SORT OF LIKE OH, MY GOSH,
  • 00:28:29.100 --> 00:28:31.070
  • WHAT IS HAPPENING?
  • 00:28:31.090 --> 00:28:33.070
  • AND I DIDN'T, HONESTLY, IT DIDN'T DAWN ON ME
  • 00:28:33.090 --> 00:28:37.000
  • UNTIL 5:00 O'CLOCK THAT DAY THAT OH, MY GOODNESS,
  • 00:28:37.020 --> 00:28:43.000
  • MY RECORD CAME OUT TODAY.
  • 00:28:43.020 --> 00:28:46.130
  • - BUT THAT'S WHAT I'D CALL A "GOD DODGE",
  • 00:28:46.150 --> 00:28:49.250
  • THAT HE BROUGHT IT OUT AT A TIME THAT WAS SO
  • 00:28:49.270 --> 00:28:52.010
  • STRATEGIC FOR ALL THE U.S.
  • 00:28:52.030 --> 00:28:55.200
  • - NARRATOR: WORSHIP, MICHAEL'S 16TH ALBUM,
  • 00:28:55.220 --> 00:28:58.040
  • WAS HIS FIRST CONTEMPORARY LIVE WORSHIP
  • 00:28:58.060 --> 00:29:00.160
  • MUSIC RELEASE AND BECAME THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM
  • 00:29:00.180 --> 00:29:03.230
  • OF HIS CAREER TOUCHING MANY LIVES WORLDWIDE.
  • 00:29:03.250 --> 00:29:07.170
  • - MICHAEL: I'LL NEVER FORGET BEING IN BRAZIL
  • 00:29:07.190 --> 00:29:09.090
  • ON THE BEACH, 50.000 KIDS.
  • 00:29:09.110 --> 00:29:11.180
  • WHEW! THE MOST AWESOME THING TO THIS DAY!
  • 00:29:11.200 --> 00:29:15.150
  • AND THEY BREAK INTO IT IN PORTUGUESE.
  • 00:29:15.170 --> 00:29:17.200
  • I JUST WEEP.
  • 00:29:17.220 --> 00:29:18.270
  • I JUST, I JUST PLAYED.
  • 00:29:18.290 --> 00:29:21.070
  • I DIDN'T KNOW PORTUGUESE BUT I COULD NOT PULL IT
  • 00:29:21.090 --> 00:29:24.060
  • TOGETHER. AND THAT HAPPENED ALL AROUND THE WORLD,
  • 00:29:24.080 --> 00:29:26.260
  • SOUTH AFRICA, ASIA, JUST THAT RECORD SOMEHOW FOUND
  • 00:29:26.280 --> 00:29:30.260
  • ITS WAY TO EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH.
  • 00:29:30.280 --> 00:29:33.130
  • - I WAS SO GLAD TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN THAT
  • 00:29:33.150 --> 00:29:36.130
  • RECORD BECAUSE I NEEDED THAT GROUNDING.
  • 00:29:36.150 --> 00:29:39.140
  • I NEEDED IT.
  • 00:29:39.160 --> 00:29:42.200
  • YEAH. AND I SO TRUSTED HIM.
  • 00:29:42.220 --> 00:29:47.190
  • OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...
  • 00:29:47.210 --> 00:29:51.090
  • HE REIGNS FROM HEAVEN ABOVE...
  • 00:29:51.110 --> 00:29:54.240
  • WITH WISDOM, POWER AND LOVE...
  • 00:29:54.260 --> 00:29:58.040
  • OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...
  • 00:29:58.060 --> 00:30:01.170
  • OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...
  • 00:30:01.190 --> 00:30:04.280
  • HE REIGNS FROM HEAVEN ABOVE...
  • 00:30:05.000 --> 00:30:08.150
  • WITH WISDOM, POWER AND LOVE...
  • 00:30:08.170 --> 00:30:11.260
  • OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...
  • 00:30:11.280 --> 00:30:15.090
  • OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...
  • 00:30:15.110 --> 00:30:18.230
  • HE REIGNS FROM HEAVEN ABOVE...
  • 00:30:18.250 --> 00:30:22.080
  • WITH WISDOM POWER AND LOVE...
  • 00:30:22.100 --> 00:30:25.210
  • OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD...
  • 00:30:25.230 --> 00:30:29.280
  • - STAN: IT WAS LIKE SMITTY WAS THE FULCRUM THAT TIPPED
  • 00:30:30.000 --> 00:30:32.220
  • OVER THESE GREAT SONGS.
  • 00:30:32.240 --> 00:30:35.150
  • HE TOOK THE GREAT SONGS OF THESE LAST TEN YEARS
  • 00:30:35.170 --> 00:30:38.180
  • AND RECORDED THEM AND MADE THEM RADIO WORTHY,
  • 00:30:38.200 --> 00:30:43.070
  • SOUND-WISE, AND ALSO APPLYING HIS BRAND VALUE,
  • 00:30:43.090 --> 00:30:46.200
  • HIS APPROVAL SO TO SPEAK TO THE AUDIENCE,
  • 00:30:46.220 --> 00:30:51.170
  • AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THESE SONGS BEGAN ENDING
  • 00:30:51.190 --> 00:30:54.280
  • UP ON THE RADIO.
  • 00:30:55.000 --> 00:30:57.140
  • AND SO IT WAS A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE OF PEOPLE
  • 00:30:57.160 --> 00:30:59.170
  • THAT WERE DOWNSTREAM.
  • 00:30:59.190 --> 00:31:01.060
  • SO I LOOK AT SMITTY AS THE FULCRUM OF THE WHOLE
  • 00:31:01.080 --> 00:31:04.050
  • CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP.
  • 00:31:04.070 --> 00:31:07.010
  • LORD, I GIVE YOU MY HEART...
  • 00:31:07.030 --> 00:31:10.120
  • I GIVE YOU MY SOUL...
  • 00:31:10.140 --> 00:31:14.270
  • I LIVE FOR YOU ALONE...
  • 00:31:14.290 --> 00:31:18.270
  • EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE...
  • 00:31:18.290 --> 00:31:22.130
  • EVERY MOMENT I'M AWAKE...
  • 00:31:22.150 --> 00:31:26.180
  • LORD, HAVE YOUR WAY IN ME...
  • 00:31:26.200 --> 00:31:30.240
  • YOU'RE ALL I'VE EVER NEEDED...
  • 00:31:30.260 --> 00:31:37.140
  • YOU'RE ALL I WANT...
  • 00:31:37.160 --> 00:31:44.000
  • HELP ME KNOW YOU ARE NEAR..
  • 00:31:44.020 --> 00:31:49.050
  • CRUCIFIED...
  • 00:31:49.070 --> 00:31:52.070
  • LAID BEHIND THE STONE...
  • 00:31:52.090 --> 00:31:55.230
  • YOU LIVED TO DIE...
  • 00:31:55.250 --> 00:31:59.030
  • REJECTED EVER MORE...
  • 00:31:59.050 --> 00:32:02.010
  • LIKE A ROSE...
  • 00:32:02.030 --> 00:32:05.080
  • - ABOVE ALL, BREATH, OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART.
  • 00:32:05.100 --> 00:32:11.110
  • OBVIOUSLY, LET IT RAIN WAS JUST A SONG THAT I HEARD
  • 00:32:11.130 --> 00:32:15.010
  • POCKET FULL OF ROCKS DO IN WASHINGTON DC.
  • 00:32:15.030 --> 00:32:17.260
  • - THEY PLAYED THAT SONG AT AN EVENT CALLED THE
  • 00:32:17.280 --> 00:32:20.110
  • CALL, THE FIRST CALL EVENT WHICH WAS IN
  • 00:32:20.130 --> 00:32:22.230
  • WASHINGTON DC, AND THEIR SONG
  • 00:32:22.250 --> 00:32:25.270
  • HAD BEEN WRITTEN A WEEK BEFORE THAT, BEFORE THE
  • 00:32:25.290 --> 00:32:27.280
  • EVENT AND IT WAS BRAND NEW SO THEY PLAYED IT.
  • 00:32:28.000 --> 00:32:30.070
  • AND LOU ENGLE WAS UP THERE TELLING THEM TO
  • 00:32:30.090 --> 00:32:32.070
  • KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING, AND THE SONG WENT
  • 00:32:32.090 --> 00:32:33.210
  • FOR OVER AN HOUR.
  • 00:32:33.230 --> 00:32:35.160
  • AND I BELIEVE MICHAEL WAS THERE AT THE EVENT,
  • 00:32:35.180 --> 00:32:38.070
  • AND THERE WAS, IT ENDED UP BEING CAPTURED ON VIDEO.
  • 00:32:38.090 --> 00:32:42.040
  • AND SO I GUESS HE FOUND IT AGAIN WHEN THEY WERE
  • 00:32:42.060 --> 00:32:45.240
  • LOOKING FOR SONGS FOR HIS FIRST WORSHIP RECORD,
  • 00:32:45.260 --> 00:32:47.270
  • AND THAT'S HOW IT ENDED UP ON THE RECORD.
  • 00:32:47.290 --> 00:32:50.280
  • - AND THANKFULLY ALL THOSE PEOPLE, THEY RESPONDED.
  • 00:32:51.000 --> 00:32:55.250
  • THEY LITERALLY JUST RESPONDED TO EVERYTHING
  • 00:32:55.270 --> 00:32:58.030
  • THAT WAS GOING ON.
  • 00:32:58.050 --> 00:33:00.070
  • YOU COULD FEEL IT.
  • 00:33:00.090 --> 00:33:01.220
  • YOU GET TO LET IT RAIN, AND THE ROOF IS COMING OFF.
  • 00:33:01.240 --> 00:33:06.240
  • LET IT RAIN...
  • 00:33:06.260 --> 00:33:10.240
  • LET IT RAIN...
  • 00:33:10.260 --> 00:33:14.200
  • OPEN THE FLOOD GATES OF HEAVEN...
  • 00:33:14.220 --> 00:33:19.130
  • LET IT RAIN...
  • 00:33:19.150 --> 00:33:23.080
  • - WHEN I MOVED TO NASHVILLE, BEING AN AFRICAN AMERICAN,
  • 00:33:23.100 --> 00:33:25.110
  • I DECIDED TO START GOING TO PREDOMINANTLY WHITE CHURCHES.
  • 00:33:25.130 --> 00:33:28.070
  • AND AT EVERY CHURCH THAT I WENT TO,
  • 00:33:28.090 --> 00:33:30.010
  • EVERYBODY WAS PLAYING THIS WORSHIP RECORD BY
  • 00:33:30.030 --> 00:33:32.000
  • MICHAEL W. SMITH, AND IT REALLY BECAME A FOUNDATION
  • 00:33:32.020 --> 00:33:35.270
  • FOR MY WORSHIP AND MY WORSHIP LEADING.
  • 00:33:35.290 --> 00:33:38.040
  • SO I REALLY WAS INSPIRED BY HIM EVEN BEFORE I MET
  • 00:33:38.060 --> 00:33:42.080
  • HIM, BASICALLY FROM THE FIRST WORSHIP RECORD.
  • 00:33:42.100 --> 00:33:45.090
  • - I CAN REMEMBER TIME TO WORSHIP, ABOVE ALL,
  • 00:33:45.110 --> 00:33:48.220
  • LET IT RAIN.
  • 00:33:48.240 --> 00:33:50.050
  • ALL THOSE SONGS WERE A PART OF THE CHURCH'S
  • 00:33:50.070 --> 00:33:54.180
  • ANTHEM, THE CHURCH'S GROWTH, THE CHURCH'S HEART.
  • 00:33:54.200 --> 00:33:57.100
  • - I REMEMBER WHEN THE FIRST TIME,
  • 00:33:57.120 --> 00:33:59.000
  • ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I EXPERIENCED MICHAEL W.
  • 00:33:59.020 --> 00:34:00.260
  • SMITH'S MUSIC, I AM IN MY BEDROOM, I'M A YOUNG KID,
  • 00:34:00.280 --> 00:34:06.130
  • AND I WAS LEADING WORSHIP FOR THE YOUTH GROUP BACK
  • 00:34:06.150 --> 00:34:08.130
  • HOME, AS THE WORSHIP RECORD WITH LET IT RAIN
  • 00:34:08.150 --> 00:34:12.240
  • AND THESE SONGS TOTALLY SHAPED MAYBE THE
  • 00:34:12.260 --> 00:34:17.050
  • FOUNDATION OF WHO I AM TODAY AND THE WORSHIP
  • 00:34:17.070 --> 00:34:19.270
  • LEADER THAT I AM TODAY.
  • 00:34:19.290 --> 00:34:21.190
  • - THE THING ABOUT MICHAEL'S SONGS IS
  • 00:34:21.210 --> 00:34:23.040
  • THAT THEY'RE SO SIMPLE, AND IT HAS A LOT OF
  • 00:34:23.060 --> 00:34:25.190
  • SPACE, AND YOU CAN REALLY SING THAT OUT IN ANY
  • 00:34:25.210 --> 00:34:30.030
  • STAGE THAT YOU'RE IN.
  • 00:34:30.050 --> 00:34:32.130
  • WE CRY HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...
  • 00:34:32.150 --> 00:34:37.050
  • HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...
  • 00:34:37.070 --> 00:34:41.030
  • HOLY, HOLY, HOLY...
  • 00:34:41.050 --> 00:34:44.170
  • I WANT TO SEE YOU...
  • 00:34:44.190 --> 00:34:48.250
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:34:48.270 --> 00:34:54.060
  • - MICHAEL: I GOT INVITED TO GO TO BALI,
  • 00:34:54.080 --> 00:34:57.030
  • SO WE GOT THERE AND WE WERE SO TIRED.
  • 00:34:57.050 --> 00:34:59.290
  • IT WAS 3:30 IN THE MORNING,
  • 00:35:00.030 --> 00:35:02.200
  • A LITTLE FUNKY GOING THROUGH CUSTOMS,
  • 00:35:02.220 --> 00:35:04.140
  • LITTLE HAD THOSE STAIRS AND THEN WE GET INTO THE
  • 00:35:04.160 --> 00:35:08.100
  • LOBBY OR GET INTO THE AIRPORT AND 20 PEOPLE IN
  • 00:35:08.120 --> 00:35:13.090
  • THERE IN RED T-SHIRTS WITH MY NAME ON IT,
  • 00:35:13.110 --> 00:35:16.100
  • AND THEY'RE HUGGING US, AND THEY'RE SO GRATEFUL
  • 00:35:16.120 --> 00:35:19.000
  • THAT WE CAME, JUST CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE I'M THERE.
  • 00:35:19.020 --> 00:35:23.000
  • SO I'M SHAKING HANDS AND HUGGING.
  • 00:35:23.020 --> 00:35:25.140
  • SO WE GO OUTSIDE BECAUSE I JUST WANT TO GET IN THE
  • 00:35:25.160 --> 00:35:29.200
  • VAN AND GO TO THE HOTEL BECAUSE I'M DOG TIRED.
  • 00:35:29.220 --> 00:35:33.100
  • AND THEN I'M WALKING BY THIS BAND,
  • 00:35:33.120 --> 00:35:35.280
  • AND I SEE THIS GUY LEANING AGAINST THIS
  • 00:35:36.000 --> 00:35:37.220
  • STAND, AND HE LOOKS A LITTLE DANGEROUS,
  • 00:35:37.240 --> 00:35:40.070
  • AND HE LOOKS LIKE THE GUY FROM RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.
  • 00:35:40.090 --> 00:35:44.260
  • VERY DANGEROUS.
  • 00:35:44.280 --> 00:35:46.160
  • "YOU GO FIRST." THAT GUY.
  • 00:35:46.180 --> 00:35:49.230
  • THAT'S WHAT HE LOOKED LIKE, EXACTLY LIKE HIM.
  • 00:35:49.250 --> 00:35:51.210
  • AND I'M WALKING BY, AND HE GOES [SINGING]
  • 00:35:51.230 --> 00:35:54.060
  • HALLELUJAH.
  • 00:35:54.080 --> 00:35:58.260
  • I JUST KIND OF STUCK MY HANDS OUT TO SHAKE HIS
  • 00:35:58.280 --> 00:36:01.120
  • HAND, AND HE WOULDN'T SHAKE MY HAND.
  • 00:36:01.140 --> 00:36:03.060
  • HE'S [SINGING] HALLELUJAH, FOR THE LORD
  • 00:36:03.080 --> 00:36:06.010
  • GOD ALMIGHTY REIGNS.
  • 00:36:06.030 --> 00:36:07.220
  • HE'S SINGING AGNUS DEI.
  • 00:36:07.240 --> 00:36:09.100
  • AND THEN ONE-BY-ONE BY ONE-BY-ONE 80 PEOPLE COME
  • 00:36:09.120 --> 00:36:11.100
  • OUT FROM BEHIND THEIR CARS, AND I GOT FLASH
  • 00:36:11.120 --> 00:36:15.200
  • MOBBED BY PEOPLE SINGING AGNUS DEI AT 3:45 A.M.
  • 00:36:15.220 --> 00:36:20.270
  • IN THE MORNING.
  • 00:36:20.290 --> 00:36:23.000
  • AND ALL THE BAND, AND WE'RE ALL CRYING, AND
  • 00:36:23.020 --> 00:36:25.150
  • WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUR PHONES OUT.
  • 00:36:25.170 --> 00:36:27.010
  • WE'RE TRYING TO TAPE ALL OF THIS STUFF.
  • 00:36:27.030 --> 00:36:28.260
  • IT WAS JUST OFF THE CHART.
  • 00:36:28.280 --> 00:36:31.190
  • [SINGING] YOU ARE HOLY...
  • 00:36:31.210 --> 00:36:35.120
  • HOLY...
  • 00:36:35.140 --> 00:36:38.200
  • ARE YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY...
  • 00:36:38.220 --> 00:36:45.040
  • WORTHY IS THE LAMB...
  • 00:36:45.060 --> 00:36:47.290
  • WORTHY IS THE LAMB...
  • 00:36:48.010 --> 00:36:51.170
  • YOU ARE HOLY...
  • 00:36:51.190 --> 00:36:55.050
  • HOLY...
  • 00:36:55.070 --> 00:36:58.240
  • ARE YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY...
  • 00:36:58.260 --> 00:37:05.250
  • WORTHY IS THE LAMB...
  • 00:37:05.270 --> 00:37:09.100
  • WORTHY IS THE LAMB...
  • 00:37:09.120 --> 00:37:12.050
  • YOU ARE HOLY...
  • 00:37:12.070 --> 00:37:16.080
  • - HE SEEMED TO GO THROUGH, FOR LACK OF A
  • 00:37:16.100 --> 00:37:19.120
  • BETTER TERM, A TRANSITION PERIOD WHERE
  • 00:37:19.140 --> 00:37:22.170
  • HE WAS TRANSITIONING OUT OF THE POP RADIO WORLD
  • 00:37:22.190 --> 00:37:26.100
  • BACK TO THE CHURCH.
  • 00:37:26.120 --> 00:37:28.080
  • - I THINK THE MORE AND MORE I TRIED TO MAKE THE
  • 00:37:28.100 --> 00:37:30.190
  • POP THING HAPPEN, IT WAS KIND OF A DISASTER, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:37:30.210 --> 00:37:37.110
  • I LOST MY PASSION FOR THE POP THING FOR SOME
  • 00:37:37.130 --> 00:37:39.230
  • REASON.
  • 00:37:39.250 --> 00:37:41.150
  • AND THEN ONE DAY, I JUST WALKED INTO THE
  • 00:37:41.170 --> 00:37:45.120
  • MANAGEMENT'S OFFICE, AND I SAID, HEY, GUYS, I JUST
  • 00:37:45.140 --> 00:37:48.100
  • WANT YOU TO KNOW I THINK I JUST WANT TO LET YOU
  • 00:37:48.120 --> 00:37:50.030
  • KNOW I THINK I'M SUPPOSED TO DO A FOLLOW-UP TO WORSHIP.
  • 00:37:50.050 --> 00:37:52.060
  • AND ALL THREE OF THEM GOT UP AND STARTED DOING THE JIG.
  • 00:37:52.080 --> 00:37:54.140
  • THEY JUST STARTED DANCING.
  • 00:37:54.160 --> 00:37:56.090
  • THEY STARTED DANCING AROUND THE OFFICE, I MEAN
  • 00:37:56.110 --> 00:37:58.060
  • LIKE CRAZY DANCING, BECAUSE I THINK THEY ALL
  • 00:37:58.080 --> 00:38:01.080
  • FELT LIKE THAT THAT'S WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO
  • 00:38:01.100 --> 00:38:05.180
  • DO, BUT THEY DIDN'T WANT TO IMPOSE THAT ON ME.
  • 00:38:05.200 --> 00:38:08.090
  • I THINK THEY JUST PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD REVEAL
  • 00:38:08.110 --> 00:38:09.240
  • THAT TO ME.
  • 00:38:09.260 --> 00:38:11.150
  • - MICHAEL'S JOURNEY TO WORSHIP CONTINUED WITH
  • 00:38:11.170 --> 00:38:13.240
  • HIS FOLLOW-UP RELEASE OF "WORSHIP AGAIN".
  • 00:38:13.260 --> 00:38:16.120
  • THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED LIVE IN 2002 AND HAD A
  • 00:38:16.140 --> 00:38:19.130
  • SIGNIFICANT TRACK ADDED AS A BONUS CUT
  • 00:38:19.150 --> 00:38:22.100
  • SPECIFICALLY WRITTEN BY SPECIAL REQUEST.
  • 00:38:22.120 --> 00:38:25.100
  • - I WAS WITH PRESIDENT BUSH SIX WEEKS AFTER 9/11
  • 00:38:25.120 --> 00:38:29.160
  • IN THE OVAL OFFICE, AND MOST OF OUR CONVERSATIONS
  • 00:38:29.180 --> 00:38:32.130
  • WAS ABOUT KIDS, AND HOW'S MOM AND DAD?
  • 00:38:32.150 --> 00:38:35.050
  • BUT THIS WAS A VERY DIFFERENT CONVERSATION.
  • 00:38:35.070 --> 00:38:38.030
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, I DIDN'T SAY MUCH AT ALL.
  • 00:38:38.050 --> 00:38:40.070
  • HE WAS SORT OF GOING OFF IN A GOOD WAY, BUT JUST
  • 00:38:40.090 --> 00:38:44.270
  • TALKING ABOUT ALL THE HEROES ON FLIGHT 93,
  • 00:38:44.290 --> 00:38:47.180
  • HEROES OF THE PENTAGON AND OF THE TWIN TOWERS
  • 00:38:47.200 --> 00:38:50.070
  • RUNNING INTO BURNING BUILDINGS TO SAVE
  • 00:38:50.090 --> 00:38:52.080
  • PEOPLE'S LIVES, JUST SORT OF ON A ROLL.
  • 00:38:52.100 --> 00:38:54.120
  • TRUE STORY, HE SAYS, "W, I NEED YOU TO WRITE A
  • 00:38:54.140 --> 00:39:00.090
  • SONG ABOUT THAT." AND I WAS LIKE -- I WAS SO
  • 00:39:00.110 --> 00:39:05.020
  • STARTLED BY IT, AND I JUST GAVE THE
  • 00:39:05.040 --> 00:39:08.060
  • APPROPRIATE ANSWER.
  • 00:39:08.080 --> 00:39:09.230
  • I SAID, "I'LL TRY, MR. PRESIDENT." AND THEN
  • 00:39:09.250 --> 00:39:12.000
  • WALKING OUT OF THERE, AFTER GIVING HIM A BIG
  • 00:39:12.020 --> 00:39:15.090
  • HUG, AND I JUST WALKED OUT OF THERE GOING, "OH, GOD.
  • 00:39:15.110 --> 00:39:17.260
  • I HOPE HE DOESN'T BRING THAT UP AGAIN." BECAUSE
  • 00:39:17.280 --> 00:39:20.090
  • HOW DO YOU WRITE A SONG ABOUT 9/11?
  • 00:39:20.110 --> 00:39:22.000
  • HOW DO YOU DO THAT, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:39:22.020 --> 00:39:23.240
  • AND THEN LITERALLY SIX MONTHS LATER, I'M ON MY FARM.
  • 00:39:23.260 --> 00:39:27.030
  • I HAVE A BIG AMERICAN FLAG THAT FLIES OUT THERE, AND
  • 00:39:27.050 --> 00:39:29.180
  • FOR SOME REASON, I JUST STARTED THINKING ABOUT
  • 00:39:29.200 --> 00:39:32.030
  • ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED FOR MY FREEDOM.
  • 00:39:32.050 --> 00:39:35.220
  • I'M A FREE MAN ON THIS PIECE OF DIRT IN
  • 00:39:35.240 --> 00:39:39.070
  • TENNESSEE, AND I JUST GOT OVERWHELMED.
  • 00:39:39.090 --> 00:39:45.120
  • AND THEN IMMEDIATELY, I FLASHED BACK TO THAT
  • 00:39:45.140 --> 00:39:48.210
  • CONVERSATION, OR THAT REQUEST THAT THE
  • 00:39:48.230 --> 00:39:52.160
  • PRESIDENT ASKED OF ME, AND I STARTED WRITING
  • 00:39:52.180 --> 00:39:56.280
  • THAT MELODY IN MY HEAD RIGHT THERE LOOKING AT THE FLAG.
  • 00:39:57.000 --> 00:40:02.290
  • I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE CALLED "THERE SHE
  • 00:40:03.010 --> 00:40:04.190
  • STANDS", AND I CALLED WES KING WHO'S A GREAT FRIEND
  • 00:40:04.210 --> 00:40:07.020
  • AND A GREAT POET, GREAT WRITER.
  • 00:40:07.040 --> 00:40:09.220
  • I SAID, "I THINK YOU'RE THE GUY TO HELP ME WRITE
  • 00:40:09.240 --> 00:40:11.220
  • THIS SONG." SO HE PENNED THE LYRIC TO "THERE SHE STANDS."
  • 00:40:11.240 --> 00:40:14.150
  • SOMEONE WHO RISKED HIS LIFE TO RAISE HER...
  • 00:40:14.170 --> 00:40:23.120
  • THERE SHE STANDS...
  • 00:40:23.140 --> 00:40:32.030
  • - NARRATOR: THROUGHOUT THE NEXT DECADE, MICHAEL RELEASED
  • 00:40:32.050 --> 00:40:34.090
  • A NUMBER OF INSTRUMENTAL, POP AND LIVE WORSHIP
  • 00:40:34.110 --> 00:40:37.040
  • ALBUMS, AS WELL AS HIS FIRST STUDIO WORSHIP
  • 00:40:37.060 --> 00:40:39.290
  • ALBUM IN 2014 ENTITLED "SOVEREIGN."
  • 00:40:40.010 --> 00:40:43.280
  • - I LOVE THAT RECORD, ACTUALLY.
  • 00:40:44.000 --> 00:40:46.040
  • THERE'S SOME REALLY, REALLY WONDERFUL MOMENTS
  • 00:40:46.060 --> 00:40:50.250
  • ON THAT ALBUM.
  • 00:40:50.270 --> 00:40:52.040
  • I ESPECIALLY GRAVITATE TOWARD "MIRACLE".
  • 00:40:52.060 --> 00:40:54.210
  • IT'S NOT CONGREGATIONAL AT ALL.
  • 00:40:54.230 --> 00:40:56.110
  • THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO OR THREE THAT ARE PRETTY
  • 00:40:56.130 --> 00:40:58.190
  • ROCKING, YOU KNOW? VERY, VERY POP.
  • 00:40:58.210 --> 00:41:01.280
  • A LOT OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE RECORD IS MORE
  • 00:41:02.000 --> 00:41:03.250
  • IN THE POP VAIN.
  • 00:41:03.270 --> 00:41:05.200
  • THEY'RE VERTICAL, PRETTY AGGRESSIVE.
  • 00:41:05.220 --> 00:41:08.000
  • AND THEN IT REALLY TURNS MORE CORPORATE TOWARDS
  • 00:41:08.020 --> 00:41:09.250
  • THE END OF THE ALBUM.
  • 00:41:09.270 --> 00:41:11.260
  • BUT "MIRACLE" IS MY STORY, AND THAT'S WHAT I
  • 00:41:11.280 --> 00:41:14.050
  • LOVE ABOUT THAT SONG BECAUSE I'M NOT SUPPOSED
  • 00:41:14.070 --> 00:41:16.200
  • TO BE SITTING HERE TALKING TO YOU.
  • 00:41:16.220 --> 00:41:19.060
  • I SHOULD HAVE DIED A LONG TIME AGO.
  • 00:41:19.080 --> 00:41:21.000
  • A MIRACLE IS BURNING BRIGHT IN ME...
  • 00:41:22.240 --> 00:41:29.010
  • I WAS A SLAVE AND NOW I'M FREE...
  • 00:41:29.030 --> 00:41:34.200
  • - I THINK ABOUT MY DRUG THINGS BACK UNTIL THE
  • 00:41:36.070 --> 00:41:37.280
  • EARLY DAYS AND I ALMOST DIED OF AN OVERDOSE;
  • 00:41:38.000 --> 00:41:40.030
  • JUST BAD CHOICES.
  • 00:41:40.050 --> 00:41:44.260
  • I COULD HAVE LOST MY LIFE, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:41:44.280 --> 00:41:47.110
  • AND GOD JUST KEPT RESCUING ME.
  • 00:41:47.130 --> 00:41:51.280
  • AND SO THAT'S PROBABLY THE SONG THAT'S THE
  • 00:41:52.000 --> 00:41:56.200
  • DEAREST TO MY HEART ON THAT ALBUM BECAUSE
  • 00:41:56.220 --> 00:41:59.030
  • IT'S MY STORY.
  • 00:41:59.050 --> 00:42:01.010
  • - NARRATOR: MICHAEL'S STORY TOOK A DEEPLY PERSONAL TURN THE
  • 00:42:02.270 --> 00:42:04.210
  • FOLLOWING YEAR WHEN HIS DAD PASSED AWAY IN
  • 00:42:04.230 --> 00:42:06.210
  • NOVEMBER 2015.
  • 00:42:06.230 --> 00:42:09.270
  • - BACK IN 2010, WE BEGAN TO NOTICE SOME THINGS,
  • 00:42:09.290 --> 00:42:12.100
  • THAT HE WAS FORGETTING, AND REALLY, HE JUST BEGAN
  • 00:42:12.120 --> 00:42:16.260
  • THIS AWFUL DISEASE CALLED DEMENTIA.
  • 00:42:16.280 --> 00:42:21.160
  • I RELEASE YOU.
  • 00:42:21.180 --> 00:42:23.040
  • I MUST HAVE SAID I RELEASE YOU FIVE TIMES,
  • 00:42:23.060 --> 00:42:24.280
  • AND I RELEASE YOU, I RELEASE YOU -- I'M NOT
  • 00:42:25.000 --> 00:42:27.000
  • GOING TO START CRYING -- AND SHOO, IT WAS, MMM.
  • 00:42:27.020 --> 00:42:32.190
  • IT WAS A GREAT SERVICE WITH EVERYONE CELEBRATING
  • 00:42:35.090 --> 00:42:37.160
  • MY DAD, BUT I JUST, JUST GRIEVING, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:42:37.180 --> 00:42:43.110
  • AND WHEN YOU GRIEVE, YOU KIND OF TAKE A BREAK
  • 00:42:43.130 --> 00:42:47.110
  • A LITTLE BIT.
  • 00:42:47.130 --> 00:42:49.040
  • THINGS CHANGE.
  • 00:42:49.060 --> 00:42:50.170
  • YOU HAVE TO READJUST, AND THEN EVERY TIME I WOULD
  • 00:42:50.190 --> 00:42:52.200
  • GO IN THE STUDIO, I JUST DIDN'T -- THERE JUST WAS
  • 00:42:52.220 --> 00:42:55.020
  • NOTHING THERE, JUST NOTHING.
  • 00:42:55.040 --> 00:42:57.280
  • ONE PARTICULAR DAY, AND IT WAS VERY EARLY.
  • 00:42:58.000 --> 00:43:01.000
  • I'D GONE INTO MY TEAM, THE MWS GROUP, AND I
  • 00:43:01.020 --> 00:43:04.070
  • SAID, "GUYS, I MIGHT NOT CREATE FOR A WHILE
  • 00:43:04.090 --> 00:43:07.190
  • BECAUSE I JUST DON'T HAVE IT." AND THEN IT MUST
  • 00:43:07.210 --> 00:43:12.030
  • HAVE BEEN A MONTH LATER THAT TWO THINGS HAPPENED
  • 00:43:12.050 --> 00:43:15.130
  • TO ME.
  • 00:43:15.150 --> 00:43:17.060
  • I READ -- FOR SOME REASON, I TURNED TO A
  • 00:43:17.080 --> 00:43:18.150
  • PASSAGE -- SOMEBODY TOLD ME ABOUT THAT PASSAGE IN
  • 00:43:18.170 --> 00:43:20.040
  • AMOS 5, AND I READ IT FROM "THE MESSAGE", FROM
  • 00:43:20.060 --> 00:43:22.080
  • EUGENE PETERSON'S VERSION, AND IT THREW ME
  • 00:43:22.100 --> 00:43:26.090
  • BACK AGAINST THE WALL.
  • 00:43:26.110 --> 00:43:28.000
  • BASICALLY, GOD IS SAYING STOP IT.
  • 00:43:28.020 --> 00:43:30.280
  • STOP IT.
  • 00:43:31.000 --> 00:43:33.120
  • IT'S LIKE, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE.
  • 00:43:33.140 --> 00:43:36.150
  • AND I THOUGHT, WOW, THAT'S CRAZY.
  • 00:43:36.170 --> 00:43:39.250
  • AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT?
  • 00:43:39.270 --> 00:43:42.030
  • I WANT JUSTICE, AND I WANT JUSTICE TO ROLL LIKE
  • 00:43:42.050 --> 00:43:44.250
  • A WATERFALL.
  • 00:43:44.270 --> 00:43:48.000
  • AND THEN I REALIZED THAT WORSHIP CANNOT EXIST
  • 00:43:48.020 --> 00:43:52.150
  • WITHOUT JUSTICE.
  • 00:43:52.170 --> 00:43:54.100
  • THEY GO HAND IN HAND.
  • 00:43:54.120 --> 00:43:56.150
  • - NARRATOR: REEVALUATING HIS LIFE AND CAREER IN LIGHT
  • 00:43:56.170 --> 00:43:59.120
  • OF THIS REVELATION BROUGHT A NEW FOUND CREATIVITY IN
  • 00:43:59.140 --> 00:44:02.110
  • MICHAEL TO INSPIRE HIM BACK INTO THE STUDIO.
  • 00:44:02.130 --> 00:44:06.010
  • - ONE DAY, I JUST WANT WENT INTO THE STUDIO, AND
  • 00:44:06.030 --> 00:44:09.050
  • THIS SONG CAME OUT OF ME.
  • 00:44:09.070 --> 00:44:10.260
  • AND FOR LIKE DAYS, I COULD NOT HIT RECORD
  • 00:44:10.280 --> 00:44:13.200
  • QUICK ENOUGH, AND IT ALL CAME BACK.
  • 00:44:13.220 --> 00:44:16.020
  • AND I THINK IT WAS JUST A COMBINATION OF THE AMOS
  • 00:44:16.040 --> 00:44:18.050
  • PASSAGE, THE CONDITION OF OUR COUNTRY, AND YEAH.
  • 00:44:18.070 --> 00:44:24.250
  • THOSE THINGS JUST COLLIDED, AND ALL OF THE
  • 00:44:24.270 --> 00:44:26.190
  • SUDDEN IT JUST WOOSH.
  • 00:44:26.210 --> 00:44:28.290
  • THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES...
  • 00:44:29.010 --> 00:44:35.020
  • THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES...
  • 00:44:35.040 --> 00:44:38.240
  • - NARRATOR: IN 2018, MICHAEL RELEASED A POP ALBUM
  • 00:44:38.260 --> 00:44:41.280
  • ENTITLED "A MILLION LIGHTS" AND HIS FIRST
  • 00:44:42.000 --> 00:44:44.230
  • LIVE WORSHIP ALBUM IN TEN YEARS CALLED
  • 00:44:44.250 --> 00:44:47.130
  • "SURROUNDED."
  • 00:44:47.150 --> 00:44:49.080
  • - WHEN I DECIDED TO DO THIS IN THE
  • 00:44:49.100 --> 00:44:51.260
  • ROUND, EVERY TRIBE, EVERY COLOR, WHAT DOES
  • 00:44:51.280 --> 00:44:55.160
  • GOD'S HOUSE LOOK LIKE?
  • 00:44:55.180 --> 00:44:57.000
  • ALL OF THAT KIND OF STUFF.
  • 00:44:57.020 --> 00:44:58.080
  • AND WE STARTED ASSEMBLING SONGS, AND MUCH LIKE I
  • 00:44:58.100 --> 00:45:01.000
  • DID ON THAT FIRST WORSHIP ALBUM THAT CAME OUT ON
  • 00:45:01.020 --> 00:45:04.040
  • 9/11 IN 2001, I DIDN'T CARE IF I WROTE ANY OF
  • 00:45:04.060 --> 00:45:07.220
  • THE SONGS.
  • 00:45:07.240 --> 00:45:09.080
  • IT DIDN'T MATTER IF I WROTE THE SONGS.
  • 00:45:09.100 --> 00:45:10.200
  • I WANTED TO ASSEMBLE A GROUP OF SONGS EVERY ONE
  • 00:45:10.220 --> 00:45:13.080
  • OF THEM IS INCREDIBLE.
  • 00:45:13.100 --> 00:45:17.220
  • I'M SURROUNDED BY YOU...
  • 00:45:17.240 --> 00:45:23.040
  • THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES...
  • 00:45:23.060 --> 00:45:25.200
  • - NARRATOR: FEELING THAT GOD IS CALLING HIS CHURCH
  • 00:45:25.220 --> 00:45:27.150
  • TOGETHER TO BE ONE VOICE AND ONE HEART, MICHAEL
  • 00:45:27.170 --> 00:45:30.250
  • ENLISTED THE HELP OF WORSHIP PASTORS FROM
  • 00:45:30.270 --> 00:45:33.040
  • AROUND THE COUNTRY TO JOIN HIM ON THIS PROJECT.
  • 00:45:33.060 --> 00:45:35.110
  • - I'VE KNOWN MICHAEL FOR OVER 16 YEARS, AND THE
  • 00:45:37.030 --> 00:45:38.290
  • FIRST TIME THAT I MET HIM WAS IN 2002 WHEN I GOT A
  • 00:45:39.010 --> 00:45:42.120
  • CALL TO DO B.G.V.'S FOR HIS WORSHIP AGAIN ALBUM
  • 00:45:42.140 --> 00:45:45.180
  • THAT TOOK PLACE IN ALBERTA, CANADA, AND IT
  • 00:45:45.200 --> 00:45:48.220
  • WAS LIFE-CHANGING.
  • 00:45:48.240 --> 00:45:51.060
  • - AND I'VE KNOWN CALVIN EVER SINCE, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:45:51.080 --> 00:45:54.180
  • AND I JUST LOVE THAT GUY.
  • 00:45:54.200 --> 00:45:58.050
  • - MICHAEL IS REALLY GREAT AT CREATING SPACE.
  • 00:45:58.070 --> 00:46:01.170
  • HE KNOWS HOW TO DISAPPEAR, AND THAT, TO
  • 00:46:01.190 --> 00:46:04.090
  • ME, WAS A GAME-CHANGER FOR MY OWN PERSONAL SELF
  • 00:46:04.110 --> 00:46:07.050
  • AS A WORSHIP LEADER.
  • 00:46:07.070 --> 00:46:08.260
  • YOU KIND OF KNOW HOW TO STEP BACK, AND I LEARNED
  • 00:46:08.280 --> 00:46:10.290
  • THAT ALL FROM MICHAEL.
  • 00:46:11.010 --> 00:46:13.050
  • - I PULLED HIM IN TO BE INVOLVED AND JUST HELPING
  • 00:46:13.070 --> 00:46:17.210
  • ME PUT TOGETHER A TEAM FOR THAT NIGHT AT THE
  • 00:46:17.230 --> 00:46:22.120
  • FACTORY WHERE WE RECORDED THIS ALBUM, AND HE'S TIED
  • 00:46:22.140 --> 00:46:25.250
  • INTO SO MANY WORSHIP LEADERS.
  • 00:46:25.270 --> 00:46:28.110
  • HE KNOWS THESE PEOPLE, SO HE INVITED A BUNCH OF
  • 00:46:28.130 --> 00:46:30.100
  • THEM, AND THEY ALL CAME.
  • 00:46:30.120 --> 00:46:32.040
  • - I JUST SEE GOD BRINGING ALL THE
  • 00:46:33.120 --> 00:46:35.050
  • CULTURES, EVERYBODY, BRINGING US ALL TOGETHER,
  • 00:46:35.070 --> 00:46:37.010
  • AND THAT IN ITSELF IS LIKE AN ANSWERED PRAYER.
  • 00:46:37.030 --> 00:46:41.200
  • WE DON'T FEEL SEPARATED, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:46:41.220 --> 00:46:43.190
  • WE FEEL LIKE WHAT HE'S DOING AND WHAT THIS
  • 00:46:43.210 --> 00:46:46.110
  • WORSHIP MOVEMENT IS DOING IS GIVING US AN ON RAMP
  • 00:46:46.130 --> 00:46:48.280
  • TO BE ABLE TO BUILD BRIDGES WITH ONE ANOTHER.
  • 00:46:49.000 --> 00:46:51.210
  • - BEING A YOUNG MEXICAN KID FROM THE BAY AND THIS
  • 00:46:51.230 --> 00:46:55.010
  • WHITE GENTLEMAN LEADING ME INTO WORSHIP, AND
  • 00:46:55.030 --> 00:46:58.190
  • ALTHOUGH WE LOOKED DIFFERENTLY, WE SERVE THE
  • 00:46:58.210 --> 00:47:01.060
  • SAME GOD, AND WE WERE BOTH TAPPED INTO THE SAME
  • 00:47:01.080 --> 00:47:04.080
  • THING, LEADING OTHERS IN WORSHIP.
  • 00:47:04.100 --> 00:47:07.140
  • SO FOR ME, MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WAS OH, MY GOSH.
  • 00:47:07.160 --> 00:47:12.030
  • THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO.
  • 00:47:12.050 --> 00:47:13.270
  • THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO.
  • 00:47:13.290 --> 00:47:15.270
  • - THIS IS WHAT THE CHURCH IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE.
  • 00:47:15.290 --> 00:47:18.120
  • THIS IS WHAT THE CHURCH IS.
  • 00:47:18.140 --> 00:47:20.120
  • THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IN HEAVEN.
  • 00:47:20.140 --> 00:47:22.050
  • THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS.
  • 00:47:22.070 --> 00:47:23.220
  • THIS IS HOW IT SOUNDS.
  • 00:47:23.240 --> 00:47:25.050
  • AND TO BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF A WORSHIP TEAM AS
  • 00:47:25.070 --> 00:47:27.150
  • DIVERSE AND EVENING SINGING OUT IN SPANISH,
  • 00:47:27.170 --> 00:47:31.130
  • THAT, FOR ME, WAS LIKE, WOW.
  • 00:47:31.150 --> 00:47:34.020
  • THIS IS WHAT IT'S ABOUT.
  • 00:47:34.040 --> 00:47:36.220
  • - IT'S JUST GOOD TO WORK WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE
  • 00:47:36.240 --> 00:47:38.220
  • PURE HEARTS AND ARE JUST GRATEFUL.
  • 00:47:38.240 --> 00:47:40.230
  • THERE'S NOBODY GRIPING AT ALL.
  • 00:47:40.250 --> 00:47:42.240
  • THERE'S NOT A BAD APPLE IN THE BUNCH.
  • 00:47:42.260 --> 00:47:45.010
  • - HE'S INTERESTED IN YOUNGER PEOPLE.
  • 00:47:45.030 --> 00:47:47.160
  • HE PROMOTES THEM.
  • 00:47:47.180 --> 00:47:50.030
  • HE'S NOT AFRAID TO PROMOTE THEM.
  • 00:47:50.050 --> 00:47:52.040
  • HE'S NOT AFRAID THAT ONE OF THEM IS GOING TO
  • 00:47:52.060 --> 00:47:53.270
  • BECOME MORE POPULAR THAN HE IS.
  • 00:47:53.290 --> 00:47:56.040
  • HE'S A FATHER FIGURE INSIDE THE MOVEMENT.
  • 00:47:56.060 --> 00:48:00.250
  • - AS A PRODUCER, THE DIVERSITY OF THIS MUSIC
  • 00:48:00.270 --> 00:48:04.070
  • IS WHAT REALLY IMPACTS ME AND MOVES ME THE MOST.
  • 00:48:04.090 --> 00:48:07.120
  • IT'S BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY CONNECTION POINTS TO
  • 00:48:07.140 --> 00:48:09.030
  • HIS MUSIC.
  • 00:48:09.050 --> 00:48:10.190
  • THE INSTRUMENTAL RECORDS ARE AMAZING TO ME.
  • 00:48:10.210 --> 00:48:13.120
  • - KYLE LEE WAS THE PRODUCER ON "SURROUNDED."
  • 00:48:13.140 --> 00:48:16.140
  • PRODUCED IT WITH HIM, BUT HE REALLY DROVE IT, AND
  • 00:48:16.160 --> 00:48:18.250
  • HE'S A WORSHIP GUY.
  • 00:48:18.270 --> 00:48:21.270
  • HE'S THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK, AND HE'S EXTREMELY
  • 00:48:21.290 --> 00:48:30.010
  • CREATIVE AND VERY, VERY TALENTED.
  • 00:48:30.030 --> 00:48:32.230
  • - EARLY ON, WE KNEW THE WORD THAT JUST STAYED
  • 00:48:32.250 --> 00:48:35.230
  • AROUND THE RECORD WAS "HONESTY", AND WE FELT
  • 00:48:35.250 --> 00:48:38.270
  • LIKE THAT WAS AN IMPORTANT THEME THAT'S
  • 00:48:38.290 --> 00:48:41.050
  • BEEN IN THE CHURCH.
  • 00:48:41.070 --> 00:48:44.050
  • IT JUST SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING THAT GOD IS
  • 00:48:44.070 --> 00:48:46.200
  • DOING IN THE CHURCH IS HE'S WANTING OUR HONESTY,
  • 00:48:46.220 --> 00:48:51.180
  • AND HE'S WANTING OUR VULNERABILITY.
  • 00:48:51.200 --> 00:48:54.290
  • THAT'S THE WAY HE WANTS US TO APPROACH HIM.
  • 00:48:55.010 --> 00:48:58.120
  • HOLY, THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU...
  • 00:48:58.140 --> 00:49:03.050
  • THERE IS NONE BESIDE YOU...
  • 00:49:03.070 --> 00:49:06.170
  • OPEN UP MY EYES IN WONDER...
  • 00:49:06.190 --> 00:49:11.250
  • SHOW ME WHO YOU ARE AND FILL ME...
  • 00:49:11.270 --> 00:49:16.240
  • WITH YOUR HEART AND LEAD ME...
  • 00:49:16.260 --> 00:49:20.080
  • IN YOUR LOVE TO THOSE AROUND ME...
  • 00:49:20.100 --> 00:49:25.280
  • - I KNOW NOW THAT I'M A PRIEST.
  • 00:49:27.150 --> 00:49:33.260
  • PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING THAT, NOT
  • 00:49:33.280 --> 00:49:36.210
  • PRIEST IN WHAT WE THINK AS A PRIEST, BUT IF YOU
  • 00:49:36.230 --> 00:49:39.060
  • READ THE SCRIPTURES, THE NEW COVENANT, WE'RE
  • 00:49:39.080 --> 00:49:41.260
  • PRIESTS.
  • 00:49:41.280 --> 00:49:44.050
  • SO WHAT WE DID, WHETHER I REALIZED IT BACK THEN OR
  • 00:49:44.070 --> 00:49:48.230
  • NOT, I REALLY REALIZE IT NOW, IS THAT MY JOB AS A
  • 00:49:48.250 --> 00:49:51.100
  • PRIEST IS TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE PEOPLE
  • 00:49:51.120 --> 00:49:56.270
  • CAN HANG OUT WITH GOD.
  • 00:49:56.290 --> 00:50:00.090
  • IF THE PEOPLE ENTER IN IN TRUE WORSHIP, THEN HE
  • 00:50:00.110 --> 00:50:06.060
  • INHABITS THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE, AND HE CAN'T
  • 00:50:06.080 --> 00:50:08.010
  • HELP BUT SHOW UP.
  • 00:50:08.030 --> 00:50:09.240
  • AND THEN WHEN HE SHOWS UP, THINGS HAPPEN.
  • 00:50:09.260 --> 00:50:13.240
  • THINGS HAPPEN.
  • 00:50:13.260 --> 00:50:15.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:50:15.220 --> 00:50:18.010
  • - NARRATOR: MICHAEL'S JOURNEY IS CONTINUING AS AN ARTIST,
  • 00:50:18.030 --> 00:50:20.270
  • A MUSICIAN, A HUSBAND AND FATHER AND A MENTOR TO
  • 00:50:20.290 --> 00:50:25.020
  • THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORSHIP LEADERS.
  • 00:50:25.040 --> 00:50:28.000
  • - AS YOU GET OLDER, YOU HOPE THAT YOU GET A
  • 00:50:28.020 --> 00:50:30.040
  • LITTLE WISER, YOU JUST LEARN AND RECOGNIZE
  • 00:50:30.060 --> 00:50:32.230
  • WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT, AND IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:50:32.250 --> 00:50:35.100
  • YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT EVERY YEAR OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:50:35.120 --> 00:50:37.200
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:50:37.220 --> 00:50:38.280
  • SO WHAT'S YOUR POSTURE?
  • 00:50:39.000 --> 00:50:40.170
  • WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION?
  • 00:50:40.190 --> 00:50:42.070
  • THOSE ARE THE TWO THINGS I ASK MYSELF EVERY NIGHT
  • 00:50:42.090 --> 00:50:45.080
  • BEFORE I HIT THE STAGE OR GO INTO RECORDING.
  • 00:50:45.100 --> 00:50:47.240
  • WHAT'S YOUR POSTURE AND WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION?
  • 00:50:47.260 --> 00:50:49.290
  • AND CAN YOU SOMEHOW DISAPPEAR IN THE MIDST OF
  • 00:50:50.010 --> 00:50:54.030
  • 400 PEOPLE OR 20.000 PEOPLE?
  • 00:50:54.050 --> 00:50:56.200
  • CAN YOU DISAPPEAR?
  • 00:50:56.220 --> 00:50:58.150
  • - HE'S TRULY AN ICONIC ARTIST.
  • 00:51:00.090 --> 00:51:01.280
  • VERY, VERY FEW ARTISTS CAN HAVE THE DIFFERENT
  • 00:51:02.000 --> 00:51:06.000
  • LIVES THAT HE HAS LIVED IN THE LAST 30 YEARS, I
  • 00:51:06.020 --> 00:51:09.150
  • GUESS IT'S 34.
  • 00:51:09.170 --> 00:51:11.080
  • HE'LL PROBABLY SHOOT ME, PROBABLY 35 OR 40 YEARS
  • 00:51:11.100 --> 00:51:13.080
  • THAT HE'S BEEN DOING THIS.
  • 00:51:13.100 --> 00:51:15.200
  • BUT HE IS JUST A VERY, VERY UNIQUE ARTIST TO BE
  • 00:51:15.220 --> 00:51:20.050
  • ABLE TO COMBINE A POP MUSIC CAREER, A C.C.M.
  • 00:51:20.070 --> 00:51:24.020
  • MUSIC CAREER AND A WORSHIP CAREER, IF YOU
  • 00:51:24.040 --> 00:51:26.100
  • CAN CALL IT THAT, AND NEVER LOSE HIS
  • 00:51:26.120 --> 00:51:30.030
  • CREDIBILITY MUSICALLY OR SPIRITUALLY.
  • 00:51:30.050 --> 00:51:32.240
  • HE'S QUITE A UNIQUE ARTIST AND FRIEND.
  • 00:51:32.260 --> 00:51:35.110
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:51:35.130 --> 00:51:39.120
  • - MICHAEL IS A LEAD WORSHIPPER RATHER THAN
  • 00:51:39.140 --> 00:51:43.160
  • JUST A WORSHIP LEADER.
  • 00:51:43.180 --> 00:51:46.130
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE'S INTO IT.
  • 00:51:46.150 --> 00:51:49.170
  • HE IS SO WORSHIPPING THE LORD THAT OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:51:49.190 --> 00:51:52.190
  • FOLLOW HIM.
  • 00:51:52.210 --> 00:51:54.070
  • - HE IS JUST LUMINESCENT,
  • 00:51:55.230 --> 00:51:58.040
  • REALLY FROM THE INSIDE OUT.
  • 00:51:58.060 --> 00:52:00.160
  • YOU TALK TO HIM NOW, HE'S IN HIS 60'S.
  • 00:52:00.180 --> 00:52:02.150
  • HE'S GOT A TON OF GRAND KIDS, AND THERE'S
  • 00:52:02.170 --> 00:52:04.250
  • SOMETHING ABOUT HIM SO VIBRANT AND YOUNG AND
  • 00:52:04.270 --> 00:52:06.270
  • DYNAMIC.
  • 00:52:06.290 --> 00:52:09.020
  • I BELIEVE IT'S BECAUSE HE JUST CONTINUES TO LIVE A
  • 00:52:09.040 --> 00:52:14.150
  • LIFE IN OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH GOD.
  • 00:52:14.170 --> 00:52:17.270
  • - I DISCOVERED THAT WORSHIP WAS A LIFESTYLE,
  • 00:52:19.150 --> 00:52:22.140
  • AND YEAH, LOVING YOUR WIFE AND LOVING YOUR KIDS
  • 00:52:22.160 --> 00:52:28.000
  • AND LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:52:28.020 --> 00:52:30.250
  • I FEEL LIKE I'VE HAD TO MAKE THAT POINT EVEN UP
  • 00:52:30.270 --> 00:52:34.030
  • TO 2018 THAT WORSHIP IS MUCH BIGGER THAN JUST
  • 00:52:34.050 --> 00:52:36.190
  • WHAT HAPPENS ON A SUNDAY MORNING SINGING SONGS.
  • 00:52:36.210 --> 00:52:38.280
  • - WORSHIP IS ADORATION OF GOD.
  • 00:52:41.010 --> 00:52:45.100
  • - WORSHIP IS BEING WILLING TO BE PRESENT
  • 00:52:45.120 --> 00:52:47.170
  • WITH GOD.
  • 00:52:47.190 --> 00:52:49.200
  • - PRAISING HIM FOR WHO HE IS, WHAT HE DOES, HIS
  • 00:52:49.220 --> 00:52:53.220
  • SPIRIT.
  • 00:52:53.240 --> 00:52:55.210
  • - I JUST WANT TO SEE PEOPLE COME TO KNOW WHO
  • 00:52:56.240 --> 00:52:58.220
  • THE REAL JESUS IS.
  • 00:52:58.240 --> 00:53:01.140
  • HIS MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY DAY.
  • 00:53:01.160 --> 00:53:02.250
  • I BELIEVE THE BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD.
  • 00:53:02.270 --> 00:53:06.250
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:53:06.270 --> 00:53:15.020

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