A.D. Smith, III is a gifted and anointed musician/songwriter, exemplifying mastery of the piano, organ, saxophone, drums, and acoustic guitar. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, this pastor’s son has been around music all of his life. From early beginnings as a church musician at the age of 12, A.D. has expanded his musical pursuits over the years from playing instruments to writing and composing. During his career, he has been blessed to work with many national gospel artists in these arenas.
In 2006, A.D.'s song, "He'll Fix It", was selected by the Gospel Music Workshop of America to be recorded on their Annual Songwriter's Album. A.D.'s father, Apostle A.D. Smith, Jr., accompanied A.D. to Dallas to lend his soulful vocals on the "old school" rendition. The song was a hit with attendees and staff alike. A.D.'s independently released album, "The Act of Serving", also debuted that year. His single, "How Could He Love Me", received radio play from both FM and AM outlets. Eight years later, you can still periodically hear his single on the radio, along with an instrumental track from that album on a regular basis.
A couple of years ago, God began to flood A.D.'s head with music...but unlike any music he had ever written before. He was used to blending styles, but these songs were a stretch, even for him. They were worship songs, but not in the "usual" sense. Birthed out of a traumatic season in his life, these songs brought forth wailing and cries from A.D.'s belly. A.D. created a name for them..."Warfare Worship." In his eclectic sound of "Warfare Worship", A.D. looks to combine various styles of music. Using tribalistic drum patterns, rock-infused guitar licks, and war cries that resound from one's belly, A.D. seeks to create a sound that produces a warrior-like response from mankind as well as our Creator.
of A.D.'s song, "Higher".