GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Award®-winning artist Zach Williams Rescue Story debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums, tying his best career rank. The set starts with 7,000 equivalent album units (5,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music. His prior LP, Chain Breaker, peaked at No. 2 in March 2018.
Rescue Story is an emotive album, brimming with goose-bump inducing moments of enlightenment, redemption, personal revelation, and of courageous self-reflection. Williams' new collection of songs fit together much like a book, with each song being an essential chapter in the overarching narrative. Musically, the album further explores the distinct country and rock n' roll sensibilities that inform Zach's stirringly soulful songwriting.
Reflecting on his new album, Williams says, "When I gave my life to the Lord, I realized He never left me, even in the dark times. For this new album, the title fits because every song in it has a rescue story. When you're at your end of the rope, that's when your rescue story begins. In my case, Jesus has been my rescue story."
MORE 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. Williams toured this summer hitting all of the major festivals in the U.S. and Canada, and this fall he will headline "The Rescue Story Tour," which kicks off October 10.
For the most updated schedule, please visit his tour page.