Thursday, October 10, 2019

LISTEN: Dannah Gresh, creator of True Girl (formerly Secret Keeper Girl), joins Josh Strickland

Dannah Gresh, the creator of True Girl (formerly Secret Keeper Girl), talks to Josh Strickland about the name change and what it means to be a "true girl."  This interview contains content NOT heard on the air and is a MUST-LISTEN, especially for moms, but dads should tune in too.  This is REALLY IMPORTANT CONTENT.

CLICK HERE: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Friday, September 27, 2019

VIDEO: The Evolution of Worship

Check out this awesome clip!  1,500 years of worship compressed into 7 and a half minutes, performed acapella by David Wesley.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SaBhN2idbM

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Celebrate Your Marriage

Jay and Laura Laffoon are back at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island with Celebrate Your Marriage, and you and your spouse are encouraged to come and join us for the event.

CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor and Bethany of Sterling Heights -- married just 4 months -- these newlyweds will be joining us!  Josh and Sarah Strickland will also be there, and special guests, Acts of Renewal, will be there as well.  How about you?

Need a little extra incentive?  How about it being peak fall color season??

Celebrate Your Marriage is October 6th and 7th.  Find out more and get your tickets here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Celebrate Your Marriage room hold ends September 5th.  After this date it may not be possible to get a room at the Grand Hotel for the event!  However, you don't have to stay at the Grand Hotel to attend Celebrate Your Marriage.

Friday, August 30, 2019

WATCH! For King & Country and Dolly Parton Release New "God Only Knows" Video

It's already an incredible song with deep, powerful lyrics.  In fact, when Dolly Parton heard it, it moved her so much that she wanted to be part of it.

So Joel and Luke - For King & Country - rerecorded "God Only Knows" with the legendary Dolly Parton and then released a brand new MUST-WATCH video!

See the video here: http://www.upshia.com/song-king-country-dolly-parton-god-only-knows-remix.html

Thursday, August 29, 2019

LISTEN! New Swartz Creek Church Plant

Josh Strickland chats with Daniel Crawford, the Worship Pastor at the new Swartz Creek church plant, Risen Church, which will hold its first service at the PAC on September 8th.

https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Friday, August 16, 2019

LISTEN! Fundraiser Aims to Get Flint Schools AC

Strickland chats with Jason Eaton, who started a fundraiser to raise money for air conditioning units for Flint schools. In just three days, 14 units were purchased -- enough for an entire school! This is an incredible, inspiring, feel-good story and a MUST LISTEN chat!

https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Friday, July 19, 2019

For King & Country Live in Ypsilanti, Muskegon

It's the Burn The Ships World Tour and it's coming to Michigan on September 27th and October 3rd.

For King & Country live!

September 27th: EMU Convocation Center, Ypsilanti

October 3rd: L.C. Walker Arena, Muskegon

This is going to be a fK&C experience like no other!  Get tickets here and we'll see you there!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Enjoy the Weekend! The Bible says so!

Relevant Magazine compiled 12 Bible verses that encourage us to rest and enjoy the weekend, because God created the weekend and the weekend is for rest!

Here's the link: https://relevantmagazine.com/life5/what-the-bible-says-about-actually-enjoying-your-weekend/

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

LISTEN! Faith Fest 2019 Artists Join Josh Strickland

Josh Strickland is chatting with all the Faith Fest artists ahead of Faith Fest 2019, including all the Biggby Coffeehouse Stage artists! 

Listen and check back for the latest here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Monday, May 13, 2019

LISTEN! Luke from For King & Country joins Josh Strickland

Luke from For King & Country joined Josh Strickland to chat about the band's upcoming Michigan Burn The Ships tour stops.  The band will play EMU in Ypsi in September and LC Walker in Muskegon in October.  There was also some discussion about mowing the lawn.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

LISTEN! Matthew West joins Josh Strickland

Matthew West talks songwriting with Josh Strickland ahead of his Unity Christian Music Festival performance.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Friday, March 08, 2019

LISTEN! Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig & Dean joins Josh Strickland

Dan Dean of Phillips, Craig & Dean reveals shocking, exclusive, never-before-shared news as he chats with Josh Strickland ahead of a couple Michigan performances!  The pair talk PCD life after 26 years!

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Go VIP at FaithFest - #FaithLoveSmileFM

**This contest has ended.**


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Happy Valentine's Day from Smile FM and FaithFest 2019!

We've got your chance to go VIP to FaithFest 2019 on June 22nd at St. Francis Retreat Center and get a PRIVATE, ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY JASON GRAY singing "More Like Falling In Love" while you're eating a PRIVATE, CATERED DINNER!

All you have to do is post to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) about FaithFest.  You can just give your friends the facts or you can encourage them go join you at FaithFest or you can link to a Matt Mahar, Jason Gray or Tenth Avenue North video or the FaithFest website or the Smile FM website -- we just want you to show FaithFest some love!

Here's the catch!  You MUST INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #FaithLoveSmileFM

The hashtag is your official entry into the contest!  If you don't include it just like it's written above, we won't know that you're trying to win!

So, go on, tell your friends about FaithFest on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or ALL of them.  And you can do it as many times as you want and each time you do it you increase your chances of becoming a finalist.

Finalists will be randomly chosen next week on Wednesday.  We'll give all finalists tickets to FaithFest and on Thursday (Valentine's Day) we'll announce the GRAND PRIZE VIP WINNER!

Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!  Now get out there and show FaithFest some love!

**Save 20% through February 15th when you buy FaithFest tickets and use the promo code "SMILE!"**

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

WIN WINTER JAM TICKETS!

This contest has ended but more chances to win are coming.  Keep listening!

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All this week, Strickland's talking to Winter Jam artists and giving POP QUIZZES that could put tickets in your hand!  LISTEN TO WIN!

Winter Jam 360 -- in the round in Grand Rapids, January 18th and Ypsilanti, February 17th!

Get more here: http://2019.jamtour.com/

LISTEN! Mandisa joins Strickland!

Mandisa joined Josh Strickland to talk about coming "Out of the Dark" after a difficult season in her life. Her new album brings a new perspective, she says.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

LISTEN! Jen Ledger joins Strickland!

Jen Ledger joined Josh Strickland to talk about her dream of being a hairdresser and her unexpected reality of becoming the drummer for Skillet and now a solo career!

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

LISTEN! Michael Tait from Newsboys joins Strickland!

Michael Tait of Newsboys joined Josh Strickland to talk about the recent Newsboys United shows in Grand Rapids and Flint and the 2019 Winter Jam Tour in Grand Rapids and Ypsilanti.

Miss it?  No problem!  Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews

LISTEN! Joel from for KING & COUNTRY joins Strickland!

Joel from for KING & COUNTRY joined Josh Strickland to talk life, the new album and Little Drummer Boy - The Christmas Tour.

Miss it? No problem! Hear it all here: https://soundcloud.com/smile-strickland/sets/interviews