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Michael W. Smith Votes For Jordin Sparks On American Idol

The Fun Times Guide to Brentwood has been all over Melinda Doolittle’s American Idol trek.

We didn’t realize that another American Idol finalist has ties to Brentwood!

Christian musical artist Michael W. Smith has come out in full support of 17-year-old Jordin Sparks!


Michael W. Smith lives in Williamson County.

His property lies between Franklin and Brentwood, in the area north of Franklin Road between Lynwood Way and North Berry’s Chapel Road.

In addition to recording dozens of Christian hits, Smith co-founded the Franklin church New River Fellowship, which originally met at the Smith farm.

Are you surprised that a top star like Michael W. Smith has his own blog? I was.

In a February post, “Smitty” — as he is often nicknamed — tells about his experience with a younger Jordin Sparks.

According to Michael W. Smith’s blog, his manager introduced him to a younger Jordin Sparks. Smith was so impressed with her talent, he recruited her to participate in both his 2005 and 2006 CHRISTMASTIME tours.

Smith’s blog compliments Jordin Sparks’ winning smile, noting that audience members may remember her from the Christmas performances.

—>Melinda Doolittle also has a strong record of performing background vocals for Christian artists such as CeCe Winans. Here is more of our coverage on Brentwood’s Melinda Doolittle.