Award-winning Christian recording artist Sean Smith made an appearance on the worldwide television program Hour of Power this week, performing the song "Called Because I Can" from his debut album, REAL. Smith's performance can be viewed online at HourofPower.org.
Originally released independently in 2005, healthy internet sales and strong reviews of Smith's debut led to a national release in March of 2007 through TAG Artist Group. REAL entered Christian Retailing's Top 100 Music Chart at #2, on the heels of Smith's "Male Vocalist of the Year" win at the 2007 Momentum Awards. LifeWay selected REAL as their first #1 New Music Release of 2007, with end-cap displays in all LifeWay stores nationwide.
REAL was produced by multiple Grammy & Dove Award winner Phil Naish (Stephen Curtis Chapman, Point of Grace, Michael Card, David Phelps), and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ronnie Brookshire. The project features an all-star list of musicians, including background vocals by Drew Cline, Lisa Bevill, and American Idol finalists Mandisa and Melinda Doolittle.
Smith wrote or co-wrote nine of the 10 songs on REAL. Of those, six were co-written with Naish and Lowell Alexander, who has 10 #1 singles, and 11 gold and platinum albums for songs recorded by the likes of Amy Grant, Point of Grace, 4Him, and Sandy Patti.
Now in its 37th year, Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power is a one-hour international television program which emanates from the weekly worship services at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. According to Nielsen Ratings, Hour of Power continues to be the most watched one-hour religious church service in America, with a worldwide audience of 20 million people each week. Hour of Power airs throughout the United States on the Lifetime network, Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and more than 100 broadcast stations. For airtimes and more information, visit www.hourofpower.org
For more information on Sean Smith, visit www.seansmithmusic.com