Shortly after I became a Believer I was made aware of Michael W Smith. His music was at that time worlds ahead in production and style of other Christian music artist. It sounded exactly lie the stuff I was playing when I was working at the Top40 station.
Michael W Smith helped bridge a gap between the sacred and the secular that is nearly invisible in music today.
Secret Ambition came together in a bit of a strange way. According to an interview with Smith in CCMMagazine several years ago, he came to a writing session with just the music and even with JUST THE MUSIC there he proclaimed “This song is going on the album no matter what!”. Fortunately for him (and us) Wayne Kirkpatrick and Amy Grant helped put words to music delivering this powerful retelling of the resurrection.