Michael Tait is a product of Washington, DC and today, one of the most celebrated musicians in Christian music. His father was a pastor for 50 years in our Nation’s Capital and his sister, Lynda Tait Randle is a featured artist/singer with Bill & Gloria on the GAITHER HOMECOMING TOUR.
They say lightening doesn’t strike twice but for Michael Tait does it does. Michael was one of three singers that became a household name with the legendary group dcTALK. The three amigo’s met while students at Liberty University (home of Jesus & Jerry Falwell). Their hits soared to NUMBER ONE and they helped changed Christian music forever.
After the popular group disbanded and chased their solo careers, Michael formed a group that bears his last name TAIT. I first met Michael briefly at a dcTalk concert in the early 1990’s but reconnected with him in 2006, when he was a featured artist aboard the first PRAISEFEST “Cruise with a Cause” to the Bahamas where I was blessed to minister as a speaker. He is humble, gracious and lives life to the fullest. Plus, he loves the Lord with a passion.
This show was taped on my radio program “FRANKLY SPEAKING” and aired on American Family Radio earlier this year weeks after his latest assignment. God opened the door for Michael to be the lead singer to one of the best selling Christian bands of ALL time – NEWSBOYS. This interview talks about music, ministry and matters close to his heart. It also includes a funny story about my Pastor Marvin Harris’ daughter, Melissa who is a childhood friend of Michael. They went to Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, MD for high school and graduated together from Liberty University in Virginia.
Michael Tait and his band the “NEWSBOYS” will be touring this Winter with my buddy, TONY NOLAN at WINTER JAM all across America. Other amazing artists include: THIRD DAY, Tenth Avenue North and Grammy Winners NEWSONG! For more info visit http://www.hearitfirst.com/winterjam/default.aspx