Singer and songwriter Zach Williams is back at #1 again with "Old Church Choir." Rebounding from 6 to 1, "Old Church Choir" knocks Francesca Battistelli's "Messiah" off the pole position on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart this week.
This is also "Old Church Choir's" 19th week on the #1 position. This matches the 19-week reign of Brandon Heath's "Give Me Your Eyes" in 2008 and 2009 for the record among soloists. Overall, only MercyMe's "Word of God Speak" has led longer: 23 weeks beginning in August 2003. (Casting Crowns' "East to West" also ruled the chart for 19 weeks, in 2007 and 2008.)
"I honestly can't believe it," Williams told Billboard upon hearing of the feat. "I am so grateful for the opportunity that God has given me, and truly I am humbled by the response that 'Old Church Choir' has received."