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Michael W. Smith to Host Special

December 18, 2001

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Michael W. Smith will be the host of a one-hour radio special that features gospel music artists responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from a spiritual perspective.

Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Steven Curtis Chapman, Phil Keaggy and Ginny Owens will join Smith Tuesday in a living-room style conversation about life after the attacks. The artists will also perform acoustic versions of their music.

The nationwide radio special, sponsored by the Gospel Music Association, is scheduled to air in January. Distribution will be provided by Salem Communications.

It will feature a new recording inspired by the attacks. Written by Grammy winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Dove Award recipient Mark Heimermann, ``In God We Trust″ will be recorded by at least 35 gospel artists _ including dcTalk, Point of Grace and Audio Adrenaline _ on Tuesday at a Nashville studio.

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On the Net:

Gospel Music Association Web site: http://www.gospelmusic.org.

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