Jonathan Smith is a producer and songwriter from Jonesboro, AR. Smith moved to Nashville, TN in 2006 to pursue a music business degree at Belmont University. In 2012 he signed a publishing deal with Essential Music Publishing. Since then Smith has had over 100 songs recorded by major CCM artists, Building 429, JJ Weeks Band, Vertical Church Band, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Sidewalk Prophets, Danny Gokey, We Are Messengers, Tenth Avenue North, and Zach Williams to name a few. Most recently he co-wrote the Zach Williams song, “Chain Breaker” with Mia Fieldes and Zach Williams, which quickly debuted on Billboard and iTunes charts and was recently nominated for a Grammy.
Jonathan re-signed with Essential Music Publishing in 2016 and has made a name for himself among some of the top songwriters in Christian Music.
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recorded by: Big Daddy Weave
written by: Zach Williams*/Jonathan Smith*/Jason Ingram*
written by: Kristian Stanfill/Clay Finnesand/Jonathan Smith*
english title: Nailed To The Cross
translated by: Tobias Gerisch
written by: Jonathan Smith*/Bryan Fowler/Gareth Gilkeson/Chris Llewellyn