Bringing aid and relief efforts to Haiti has become a personal mission for Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist Michael W. Smith, whose wife has done missions work there in the past. Following the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, Smith traveled to Haiti with Samaritan’s Purse.
Desiring to reach out and make a difference, Smith co-wrote the song “Come Together Now” and gathered a community of artists to record the song to benefit Haiti relief efforts. Released under the banner, Music City Unites for Haiti (Various Artists), all proceeds from this single go directly to designated charity and relief work through Samaritan’s Purse and American Red Cross.
Musicians participating in this project include Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Brandon Heath, Wynonna, Selah, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, TobyMac, Michael Tait, Phil Stacey, Chris Sligh, Melinda Doolittle, Aaron Shust, Francesca Battistelli, Mark Hall from Casting Crowns, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Point of Grace, MIKESCHAIR and many more.
“The devastation was such a difficult thing to experience and has left me with images that I’ll never forget,” Smith said. “It was such a blessing to have all these artists coming together while offering hope and healing to a suffering nation. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this project, and it’s incredible to be part of something that will help so many people.”
The song was performed as the grand finale at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which were held in April at the historic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.