Zach Williams makes chart history as "Old Church Choir" notches in at #1 on the Billboard Airplay chart. "Old Chuch Choir" is Jonesboro, Arkansas' native's second entry in the Christian genre and his second Christian Airplay No. 1, making him the first artist to notch consecutive career-starting leaders. His launch single "Chain Breaker" topped the Christian Airplay chart for 15 weeks, starting on Nov. 12, 2016.
"It is such an honor to know that God is using my songs in this way and to be accepted by radio and the fans as a new artist," Williams tells Billboard. "I was honestly blown away to find out that ["Choir"] went to No. 1."
2017 continues to be a busy year for Zach Williams, and he's humbled by the opportunities he's receiving to share his story and music with people. Kicking off the year with a record-breaking No. 1 single, attending the GRAMMY Awards, touring with Rend Collective, Big Daddy Weave and Chris Tomlin's Worship Night In America, there is still so much more ahead.
With recent nominations for two upcoming award shows - a Billboard Music Awards nod for Top Christian Song ("Chain Breaker") and two for the K-LOVE Fan Awards (Song of the Year and Breakout Single for "Chain Breaker"), Williams also performed on the K-LOVE Fan Awards show and appear during many of the weekend's events, held on May 26-28. He is also set to appear at numerous festivals this summer and will then join two major tours this fall and Christmas. Further details will be announced shortly.