THE VOICE Winner Jordan Smith Takes Third On NBC’s AMERICA SONG CONTEST

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THE VOICE Winner Jordan Smith Takes Third On NBC’s AMERICA SONG CONTEST

By Movieguide® Staff

Lee University alumnus Jordan Smith made a recent run on NBC’s live music competition, AMERICAN SONG CONTEST.

The eight-week live event featured 56 artists who competed to earn America’s vote and perform the best hit song as they represented a state, territory, or district.

Jordan, who sang for the state of Kentucky, came in third with his original song “Sparrow.”

The outspoken Christian’s previous claim to fame came after Smith won Season 9 of THE VOICE.

Since his win on the big stage, Smith became the first artist in history to replace himself on the #1 Christian Billboard chart and continues to release God-Glorifying music.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Smith has written pop music, Christmas music, worked with world-class producers, and now says he is lending his gift back to God.

Smith said that God has used his time in the “secular” music market to build connections and that “Great You Are” is an opportunity to share the Gospel.

“I have constantly tried to create moments in music where people can experience the Holy Spirit, and the closeness of God, even if maybe they don’t know that’s what they’re feeling,” Smith said.

“Maybe if they’ve never felt that feeling before, and they just say, ‘Oh, I feel that something in my chest pulling at my heart whenever you sing.’ Now I get the opportunity with a song like ‘Great You Are’ to just openly tell them. ‘Hey, that feeling in your chest, that thing that you experience sometimes when you hear a song that moves you, or you hear someone say something that your spirit connects with, that’s the Holy Spirit, and He’s reaching out to you, and He loves you.’

“I just want people to feel that I know the power of the feeling of the Holy Spirit whenever God is at work in your life, and He reminds you that He loves you, and He wants the best for you. I want as many people as possible to be able to experience that feeling and that connection with Him,” Smith continued.

In Smith’s success, he notes that his relationship with God has always been a priority.

“My entire life changed really quite literally overnight. That caused me to really have to lean in and lean on the Lord, because in myself, you don’t know how to handle that. You don’t know how to handle the attention, you don’t know how to handle the opportunity, you don’t know how to handle the platform,” Smith confessed. “It really enhanced my prayer life and my trust in the Lord because I had to lean on him and not my understanding. I had to lean into His peace, and I had to lean into praying for His will in my life and using His wisdom.”

Smith also shared plans for an upcoming full-length album centered on Christ.

“I have a lot of new songs. I have a whole project that’s pretty much ready to go, and this is just the first of many,” Smith said. “So I’m really looking forward to continuing in the same direction as ‘Great You Are’ with a full project and getting that to you very soon.”




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