Go Behind-the-Scenes of Michael W. Smith's Star-Studded Tribute Concert with His Photo Diary
Michael W. Smith kicked off the festivities by receiving his own caricature at The Palm restaurant.
The calm before the storm.
Michael W. Smith did some interviews backstage before the big night started.
All 50+ artists gathered for a group photo before the show began.
New Nashville resident Kathie Lee Gifford kicked off the night by bringing Michael W. Smith and his wife to the stage.
Jordin Sparks and Lauren Alaina had an American Idol reunion before Sparks performed “All Is Well” with Jordan Smith.
Rascal Flatts posed before putting their spin on “Pray for Me” during the event.
Vince Gill signs a guitar for Smith’s charity Rocketown, a youth outreach facility in the heart of Downtown Nashville.
Legends CeCe Winans and Wynonna take a moment before honoring their friend Michael W. Smith with a show-stopping performance.
Michael W. Smith made sure his mom, Barbara, was front-and-center all night.
The arena was captivated as all the artists of the night joined Michael W. Smith onstage to close out the show with "Friends."
Michael W. Smith takes in the night one last time during his final bow.
After the show, Michael W. Smith and his wife of 37 years, Deborah, get ready to leave Bridgestone Arena after a magical night.