RAPAPORT... Jewelry Television (JTV) partnered with recording artist Michael W. Smith for a special live performance on November 20 of his upcoming album "Glory." The performance is the culmination of Smith’s participation in JTV’s "Comfort & Joy Collector’s Edition Holiday CD," which is also available for purchase from JTV, where the singer included his bonus track ''Forever'' from the Glory album. Comfort and Joy is an interactive CD with Christmastime music performed by JTV hosts and employees and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and special offers.
''Michael W. Smith exemplifies the character, moral values and spirit of Jewelry Television,'' said Tim Matthews, the president of JTV. ''So this partnership is a way of expressing those values to our customers. We are honored Michael is lending his talent to the Comfort & Joy Collector’s Edition Holiday CD. He is making our holiday gift to customers even more special.''
Smith added, ''I grew up watching blockbuster movies with scores by John Williams. I find myself writing cinematic pieces. Glory feels like a soundtrack and all the movies are in my head. It’s exciting to share this work with JTV’s loyal customers.''
Smith, a three-time Grammy Award winner, performs on JTV at 11:45 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. EST on November 20. Glory is currently available pre-release at JTV.com and will be available in stores on November 22. Smith has received 40 Dove Awards and has sold more than 15 million albums. Glory is Smith’s twenty-third career album and he is currently on a month long "It's a Wonderful Christmas" tour.