Based in Jonesboro, Arkansas, singer/songwriter Zach Williams led the Southern rock band Zach Williams & the Reformation before turning toward inspirational music in his solo career, scoring a Christian hit single with 2016's "Chain Breaker."
Born in Pensacola, Florida, Williams was raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. In 2007, he formed the Reformation with guitarist Josh Copeland, guitarist Robby Rigsbee, bassist Red Dorton, and drummer Creed Slater. Over the next five years, they toured the South and, on occasion, Europe. They cut two independent albums -- 2009's Electric Revival and 2011's A Southern Offering -- before disbanding in 2012.
After the breakup, Williams turned toward religion, becoming the worship leader of the Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro in 2014. He continued to work on music, now singing inspirational music. In 2016, he signed with Provident's Essential imprint and released "Chain Breaker," which became a Christian hit. The Jonathan Smith-produced Chain Breaker EP arrived in September of that year with a full-length album of the same name following in December 2016. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine