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ZACH WILLIAMS RELEASES ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE

"Rescue Story" Is First Song From Upcoming Fall Album, At Radio Now; Williams Receives Multiple Accolades At BMI Christian Music Awards




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
June 21, 2019

21 June 2019 - Franklin, Tenn - Multi award-winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams has announced the release of "Rescue Story," his brand new song that is now at radio stations across the U.S. and at all digital and streaming platforms. "Rescue Story" is the first to release from Williams' upcoming album, slated to release this fall. 
 
The wait is now over for fans who have been eager to hear new music from Williams , whose latest release was the GRAMMY®-nominated EP, 2018's Survivor: Live from Harding Prison. He recently shared the story behind the new song, "I think the song is going to be relatable to people because everybody has their own rescue story. Mine is the same as anyone who's been in a hopeless place, and then they found Jesus." 
 
Williams continues, "I found myself at the end of my rope almost seven years ago touring in a rock & roll band. On the outside, everyone thought I was completely happy but on the inside, I was a wreck and a miserable person. It wasn't until I found Jesus when I was truly happy and able to enjoy the things in life that I'm now doing. Before I didn't even enjoy playing music, I left every night with an empty hole. Now, I get to leave fulfilled every single night. When people share their own rescue story with others, it can hopefully bring someone else into a relationship with Jesus." Click here to listen to "Rescue Story."
 
Every time I ran away, You were louder than my shame // And now, where would I be without you Jesus?
You are the voice in the desert, calling me out in the dead of night // fighting my battles for me // You are my rescue story. 
Lifted me up from the ashes, carried my soul from death to life // bringing me from glory to glory // You are my rescue story.
- select lyrics from "Rescue Story" (written by Zach Williams, Jonathan Smith, Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp)
 
Leading up to his new single, earlier this week Williams attended Nashville's annual BMI Christian Awards (pictured here), which recognizes artists, songwriters, and publishers for their work over the past year. Along with performing at the event, Williams was awarded four Citation of Achievement certifications for his RIAA certified gold singles, "Old Church Choir" and "Fear Is a Liar."
 
It was just a mere three years ago when Williams rapidly made a name for himself with his record-breaking debut single, "Chain Breaker," following it up with two more award-winning songs, "Old Church Choir" and "Fear Is a Liar." Two versions of his debut album have released, Chain Breaker and the Deluxe Edition, as well as an EP, Survivor: Live From Harding Prison. Williams has earned a coveted GRAMMY Award (2018) and two additional nominations (2017, 2019), and has won four GMA Dove Awards, two K-LOVE Fan Awards, three gold singles, and numerous other nominations and recognition, all which quickly made him a household name and a staple at radio. 
 
As he releases the new single and readies for his fall release, Williams will continue to tour this summer and fall, hitting all of the major festivals in the U.S. and Canada. For the most updated schedule, please visit his tour page.




L-R: BMI's Leslie Roberts, songwriter Jonathan Smith, Essential Music Publishing's Holly Zabka, Williams, songwriter Ethan Hulse, EMP's Jamie Rodgers, and MaryAnn Keen of BMI


ABOUT ZACH WILLIAMS: As a husband, father, recording artist, and songwriter, GRAMMY® winner (Best Contemporary Christian Album, Chain Breaker, 2018) and multi-GMA Dove Awards winner, Zach Williams continues to make history. Achieving two consecutive radio No. 1 hits for 35 weeks as a debut artist ("Chain Breaker," "Old Church Choir") 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," his record-breaking and first of three official RIAA®-certified gold singles, has impacted millions of people around the world, earning Williams his first GRAMMY® nomination in 2017 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, two Billboard Music Award nominations (Top Christian Song, Top Christian Album) and a 2018 American Music Award nomination for Favorite Artist - Contemporary Inspirational. He also received another GRAMMY nod in 2019 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Survivor: Live from Harding Prison. The singles "Old Church Choir" and "Fear Is a Liar" are also both certified gold.
 
He's won four GMA Dove Awards (Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year; Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, "Chain Breaker" and Pop/Contemporary Song “Old Church Choir”) and a K-LOVE Fan Award (“Chain Breaker,” Breakout Single). Williams was also named Billboard's 2017 Top Christian Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, as well as CCM Fan Awards' Favorite New Artist Of The Year. Apple Music chose him as Artist of the Week (2016), while "Chain Breaker" was the top track of 2016 on iTunes' Christian Songs chart and also reached No. 12 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart. Williams has also been awarded by BMI with four Citation of Achievement awards for his singles "Chain Breaker," "Old Church Choir," and "Fear Is a Liar," recognizing the songs for their national popularity and reach. For more information, please visit ZachWilliamsMusic.com 


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