For Immediate Release
February 19, 2014

Kenneth Chan





NRB Presidential Installation Ceremony at NRB 2014 to Feature Michael W. Smith

Michael W. SmithManassas, VA– Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael W. Smith will perform at the Installation Ceremony for NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson on Saturday, February 22, during the NRB 2014 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

“We are delighted and blessed to have Michael W. Smith join us at the upcoming NRB Convention,” commented Dr. Johnson. “He is not only one of the most influential artists in Contemporary Christian Music, but he has achieved considerable success in the mainstream music industry as well. Michael will certainly help to set the tone for a great Convention.”

Over the course of his 30-year career, Michael W. Smith has sold more than 17 million albums and recorded 31 number one songs. A three-time Grammy Award winner, he has also won 36 Dove Awards.

Smith has had the opportunity to sing for presidents and national leaders, at community gatherings and memorials, and on national and international television. He is also active in Billy Graham Crusades and Samaritan’s Purse.

In addition, Smith is the founder of Rocketown, a teen club that provides a place for teens to gather in a safe, loving environment.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to




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