Whether ministering with widely diverse Christian fellowships (such as Robert Schuman Ministries’ Crystal Cathedral), picking backstageat Nashville’s Grand Ol’ Opry, jamming in the family pubs of Ireland or performing in leading American university concert halls, multi-styled, award winning, Nashville recording guitarist Charles David Smart’sreal love for the Lord is showncompletely through his music with passion and energy.
2010 King Cat Christian Music Award Nominee (Best Instrumentalist)
2008 Film Composer: Baby Sophie and Friends
2008 Kansas City Christian Music AssociationAward Instrumentalist of the Year
2007 Kansas City Christian Music AssociationAward Instrumentalist of the Year
2005 Kansas Federation of Music Clubs’ Musician of the Year,
Pro-Memberships: American Federation of Musicians, Kansas City Guitar Society, Kansas City Christian Music, American Society of Composers and Producers (ASCAP)
Sharing his Joy for Jesus, Dave has performed throughout the USA, Canada and Europe sharing the platform with internationally renown artists including: contemporary Christian artists (GMA Dove Award recipients) Phillips, Craig and Dean; First Call; NewSong; Larnel Harris; (CMA Country Music Hall of Fame member) Roy Clark; and (jazz legends) Pat Methany and Clark Terry.
As an active composer/songwriter, David has premiered works for sanctuary choirs, children‘s groups, instrumental ensembles, and soloists. David has taught leading guitarists worldwide through MidAmerica Nazarene University and Kansas City Kansas Community College.
He, his wife & youngest son are very active with the Olathe Westside Church (Kansas City) where they directly participate in many areas of family ministry. Their two older sons are young adults serving in other ministries nationwide.