Husband, father, singer, songwriter, worship leader, campus director at his home church in Arkansas, and now, most recently added to Zach Williams’ list of titles is recording artist. Zach Williams’ music comes from a place of humility and honesty as his songs are a direct reflection of God’s redemption in his life. “Chain Breaker”, Zach Williams’ debut single has already impacted millions of people and due to consumer demand, Zach Williams released his first full-length album, Chain Breaker, digitally on December 16 instead of the spring of 2017 as originally planned. The physical album is now available everywhere.
As his debut single, Zach William’s “Chain Breaker” made the industry sit up and listen, garnering a No.1 spot on the Christian Airplay Radio chart, iTunes Christian Songs chart and SoundScan Christian/Gospel Digital Tracks chart, among others. Along with his major chart accomplishments, Zach is nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. His success has led to opportunities to appear alongside for King & Country, Christ Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Rend Collective and more.
Never in his wildest dreams did Zach Williams think that he would be in this place of writing and recording music in the Christian music industry, especially from years of hard living on the road while in a rock & roll band. He thought his life was fulfilling and he was doing what he had always wanted to do, but that left him empty, lonely, and further away from God and his family than ever before. For years he sought meaning and fulfillment in the unhealthy, and sometimes dangerous, lifestyle he was living. He eventually found refuge in a fellow band mate, thanks to their countless late nights on the road talking about God, faith and what their lives could actually be like beyond the band.
“Even though I grew up going to church every Sunday as a kid, even though I knew right from wrong and said I was a Christian, there was absolutely nothing about the way I was living that reflected these things,” Zach shares. “It took a trip to Europe in 2012 to stop me dead in my tracks and show me just how lost I really was.”
That year, with his wife by his side, his faith became real to him and he found renewal by dedicating his life to Christ. He hasn’t looked back since.