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'The Voice' Winner Jordan Smith Wows Audiences at NRB With Stunning Rendition of 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness' (Video)

( [email protected] ) Feb 29, 2016 12:59 PM EST
Jordan Smith, recent winner of NBC's award-winning show The Voice, wowed audiences with a stunning rendition of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" at the National Religious Broadcasters' annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Gospel Herald

Jordan Smith, recent winner of NBC's award-winning show The Voice, wowed audiences with a stunning rendition of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" at the National Religious Broadcasters' annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

An outspoken Christian, Smith, who was introduced by Lightworkers Media president Roma Downey during the event's opening session on Tuesday night, referred to the hymn, which comes from the Old Testament Book of Lamentations 3:23, as one that is "very dear" to his heart.

The 22-year-old Kentucky resident, who made Voice history by landing 4 songs in the Top 10, recently released a full-length album, Jordan Smith: The Complete Season 9 Collection, and became "the first artist to replace himself at #1 on the chart."

Smith first displayed his Christian faith after singing "Great is Thy Faithfulness" early in The Voice competition rounds shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. At the time, he said this song was special to him because "the entire song is about God's faithfulness."

He later told The Voice viewers that God is going to provide because he is faithful. "He's like I'm going to do everything for you. All you have to do is wake up every morning, and do what you love."

In addition to "Great is Thy Faithfulness," Smith sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and his latest single, "Stand in the Light," during the NRB opening session.

Earlier, the 22-year-old Kentucky native said during an interview with Yahoo! Music that he plans to use his talent and popularity to evoke positive emotions out of people.

"I want to keep doing music that inspires people; that's such a part of what I did on the show, and I'm all about music that provokes emotions," he said.

"I want to make music that people connect with. I think there are songs out there that when you hear them, they bring you back to a certain place. I want to make music like that. I think I've learned on the show just how powerful music can be when it comes from your heart and means something to you," Smith added.

According to its website, the NRB's Proclaim 16 is a multiday convention that "connects, equips, and edifies thousands of Christian communicators - from broadcasters to producers, writers to publishers, managers to pastors, artists to consultants."

"You will hear outstanding internationally known speakers and artists, have the opportunity to attend numerous networking events, and receive helpful industry insights," reads the site.