Christian iconic artist Michael W. Smith releases a brand new instrumental single "Cry For Hope" today. This song is in response to the current devastation in Ukraine, where a portion of the proceeds will be distributed to Ukraine aid.
"After watching the news and the devastation in Ukraine, like most of the world I was in tears. Over the next few days this melody just kept coming back to me and just spoke a message that no words could convey," Smith says.
"Cry For Hope" was recorded with the Nashville Recording Orchestra and Smith on piano. His good friend David Hamilton led the orchestration and co-produced the song with Smith.
Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he's written and recorded over 36 No. 1 songs, been bestowed with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums.