Megachurch pastor turned gospel solo artist scores his first chart-topping song with his debut single, ‘Your Presence is a Gift’! Smith has garnered worldwide attention with the single being promoted as “one of the top worship ballads of the year”. When asked of the awesome feat, Smith says, “I’m so overwhelmed! For decades I didn’t pursue music because my older mentors advised me to focus on preaching.” He continues, “During the pandemic, I decided to record this song to honor my deceased mother and to encourage people who were dealing with grief and loss. I wanted people to know that that regardless of the feelings of absence that we can have, God’s ‘Presence is a Gift’!” The song’s writers include E. Dewey Smith, Andrea Fisher, Darius Paulk, Elvis Williams, John Webb Jr. Jules Bartholomew, and Natalie Sims and was promoted to radio by Tracey Artis of I Hear Music.
While Smith is not only at the top of the charts for this amazing single, he is also on the final ballot FIVE TIMES for the biggest night in gospel music: The Stellars. He is currently nominated for “Male Artist of the Year”, “New Artist of the Year”, Traditional Male Artist of the Year”, “Traditional Album of the Year” and “Special Event Album of the Year”.