Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith heading to Gwinnett for holiday concert

Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant reflected on the true meaning of Christmas in their show. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC

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Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant reflected on the true meaning of Christmas in their show. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC

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Plenty of warmth and smiles accompany and Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith concert. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Plenty of warmth and smiles accompany and Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith concert. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

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Plenty of warmth and smiles accompany and Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith concert. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/AJC

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

The popular pairing of Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will return to the Atlanta area this holiday season.

While Grant has, in recent years, performed her winter wonderland show at the Fox Theatre with husband Vince Gill and/or pal Michael W. Smith, this year she and Smith will head to the Infinite Energy Arena ( formerly The Arena at Gwinnett Center ) in Duluth.

The pair will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets, priced at $39.50-$150, are on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 28 at www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the arena box office and charge-by-phone at 770-626-2464.

Grant and Smith will be backed by a full symphony orchestra and, if the script remains the same, perform their joint arsenal of Christmas classics, both original and standards.

Last year, the Christian music behemoths brought their shared show only to Atlanta, Dallas and Minneapolis and promised they would expand the outing for 2015.

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