GRAMMY-nominated CCM artist Zach Williams continues to reach new heights in this new year. This week it was announced that Williams’ “Old Church Choir” has tied a historic record on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart.
“Old Church Choir” has spent 19 weeks atop the Airplay chart, tying the record for most weeks at number one by a male solo artist. Brandon Heath’s “Give Me Your Eyes” reached similar success in 2008.
It was this time last year when Williams’ chart-topping single “Chain Breaker” was first recognized by the Recording Academy for a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. Now, his album Chain Breaker (Provident Label Group/Sony Music) is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Album for the upcoming 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will be held on January 28 in New York City.
It was also recently announced that Williams was named Billboard’s Top Male Christian Artist, Top New Christian Artist and No. 6 Top Christian Artist for 2017. Along with his significant placement in the Top Christian Albums and Songs categories, both “Old Church Choir” and “Chain Breaker” made the Top 25 Rock Songs of the year chart, No. 19 and No. 25 respectively.
K-LOVE also named “Old Church Choir” the network’s top performing song of 2017, sharing “We thought 2016 was the year of Zach Williams, but the sequel has been just as exciting. Following up the success of last year’s ‘Chain Breaker,’ the bearded singer has released another anthem that gets our hands clapping and feet stomping yet again. ‘Old Church Choir’ has been sitting at the top of the charts since last spring and there’s no signs of it slowing down anytime soon.” To view the song’s music video and for the rest of the list, please click here.