Essential Records’ artist and songwriter Zach Williams can now add GRAMMY nominee to his name. From the announcement of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards nominations this morning, Williams was recognized for his debut No. 1 single, “Chain Breaker,” in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, which acknowledges both the artist and songwriters. Williams wrote the song with Mia Fieldes and Jonathan Smith. Upon receiving the nomination this morning, Williams shares, “Words can’t describe how I feel at the moment. I’m just trying to process all of the things God has done in my life over the past few months. It’s truly an honor to be nominated in this category alongside all of these great artists.”
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held live on Sunday, February 12, 2017 on CBS. For more information please visit Grammy.com
Williams is currently wrapping up the finishing touches on his highly anticipated first full-length solo album. Its release date will be announced shortly but until fans get to hear new music, the Chain Breaker EP is now available at both iTunes and Apple Music and continues to be a consistent top 10 seller for iTunes’ Christian Albums. The EP can also be heard on Spotify by clicking here.
“Chain Breaker” continues to dominate the radio airwaves. The huge song has held the No. 1 spot for nine weeks and has reached the top on multiple charts. “Chain Breaker” has also been one of the top-selling single on the iTunes Christian Songs chart, along with hitting top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.
After recently wrapping a fall run with Rend Collective, Williams is set to join Big Daddy Weave’s Set Free Tour from January 25 through March 18. He will then join Chris Tomlin’s Worship Night In America Tour, hitting 23 markets around the U.S. The tour kicks off April 4 and runs through May 13. For tickets, please visit the tour page.
The music video for “Chain Breaker,” below, continues to be watched by thousands, while its lyric video has received more 3.8 million views at press time.