Zach Williams (musician)

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Zach Williams
Zach Williams at 12th and Porter.jpg
Background information
Birth name Zachary Stephen Williams
Born Pensacola, Florida
Origin Jonesboro, Arkansas
Genres
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Essential
Associated acts Zach Williams & The Reformation
Website zachwilliamsmusic.com

Zachary Stephen Williams is a Grammy-award winning American Christian rock artist from Jonesboro, Arkansas. From 2007-2012 he was a member of Zach Williams & The Reformation (acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals). He was also the lead singer of the Christian groups Brothers of Grace, and Zach Williams and the Brothers of Grace.

Early life and background[edit]

Zachary Stephen Williams was born in Pensacola, Florida in March 5, 1981 and grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas.[1]

Music history[edit]

He was the lead singer in Zach Williams & The Reformation.[2]

In 2016 Williams signed to Provident Label Group - Essential Records as a solo artist,[3] four years after Zach Williams & The Reformation disbanded. He was also lead singer for both Brothers of Grace, and Zach Williams and the Brothers of Grace. In June 2016 he released his first solo single, "Chain Breaker"[4] which reached No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs Chart and the Top 10 on Christian radio.[5] Following the single, Williams released a five-song EP, Chain Breaker, with producers Jonathan Smith and Colby Wedgeworth.[citation needed] Williams also formerly led worship at the Refuge Campus of Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he was on staff from 2014–2017.[6]

On December 14, 2016, Williams digitally released his full-length album, Chain Breaker, and announced a release date of January 27, 2017 for the CD.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
US
Christ

[9]
Chain Breaker 184 2

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions
US
Chr

[9]
US
Folk

[10]
US
Heat

[11]
Chain Breaker 20 23 11

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[12]
US
Christ Airplay

[12]
US
Christ Digital

[13]
2016 "Chain Breaker" 1
[14]
1 1 Chain Breaker
2017 "Old Church Choir" 1 1
[15]
1
2018 "Fear Is a Liar" 3 3 3
"Survivor" 27 18

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
US
Christ

[16]
US
Christ Airplay

[17]
"The First Christmas"
(Tenth Avenue North featuring Zach Williams)
2017 35 20

Other charted songs[edit]

List of charting songs, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Christ

[16]
US
Christ Airplay

[17]
"The Call of Christmas" 2017 49 31 WOW Christmas

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Award Result
2018 Best Contemporary Christian Music Album ("Chain Breaker") Won

GMA Dove Awards

Year Award Result
2017 New Artist of the Year Won
Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year ("Chain Breaker") Nominated
Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("Chain Breaker") Won*
Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year ("Chain Breaker") Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: Williams Zachary Stephen". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Zach Williams : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Provident Label Group, Essential Records Sign Zach Williams". MusicRow.com.
  4. ^ "From Mainstream Rock To Gospel: Zach Williams Comes Clean With New Single, Chain Breaker". Breathecast.com.
  5. ^ "Zach Williams Chart History". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Zach Williams: Rocker With Religion". KAIT 8.
  7. ^ "Surprise! Grammy Nominated Zach Williams Drops New Album".
  8. ^ "Zach Williams Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Zach Williams Album & Song Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Zach Williams Album & Song Chart History (Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Zach Williams Album & Song Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Zach Williams Chart History: Hot Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  13. ^ "Zach Williams Chart History: Christian Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Zach Williams' "Chain Breaker" Music Video Explodes; Single Stays No. 1 For 3rd Week!". ZachWilliamsMusic. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Zach Williams "Old Church Choir" Ties Record On Billboard's Christian Airplay". TheChristianBeat. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Zach Williams Chart History: Hot Christian Songs". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Tauren Wells Album & Song Chart History - Christian Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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