Current radio single, ‘Less Like Me,’ stays at No. 1; ‘Rescue Story Deluxe Album’ set to release July 9
On Friday, two-time Grammy Award and multi-GMA Dove Award winner Zach Williams released a new song, "The Struggle." Accompanied by a unique lyric video, the track is now available on all digital platforms and will appear on Williams' “Rescue Story Deluxe Edition,” slated for release July 9.
"My new song 'The Struggle' is about personal stories of redemption in my life," Williams shares. "This recording is new, but it was actually the first song I ever wrote after becoming a Christian."
It states, "With his head still full of whiskey/His eyes now full of tears/He dusted off a Bible that he hadn't read in years."
Williams says, "Even if you haven’t struggled with addiction, you probably know someone who has. So many of us have moments where we feel worn down and don’t know where to turn. I pray 'The Struggle' can help you feel the hope of Jesus at the end of the tunnel. If you find yourself wondering, 'Father, can you take away these tears,' 'The Struggle' is my testimony that he can – and has – for me … and can for you, too."
Williams' current single at radio, "Less Like Me," is the fastest-rising song of his career. Obtaining the No. 1 spot for multiple weeks on multiple charts, it continues to hold this week at No. 1 on C-AC Monitored.
He is currently headlining his “Drive-In Theater Tour,” continuing to hit cities across the country and joined by Mac Powell and CAIN. Concertgoers are getting to hear all of his top hits along with newer songs such as "Turn It Over," "Stand My Ground" and "Less Like Me." Visit his tour page for all of the latest tour dates and information.
As a husband, father, recording artist, and songwriter, Grammy winner (Best Contemporary Christian Album, “Chain Breaker,” 2018) and multi-GMA Dove Awards winner, Williams continues to make history. Achieving multiple weeks at No. 1 with "There Was Jesus," his duet with Parton, along with 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,” and in 2020 for "Rescue Story" (Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song). The singles "Old Church Choir" and "Fear Is a Liar" are also both certified Gold.
Williams, who performed with Parton at 2019's 53rd Annual CMA Awards, has won six GMA Dove Awards (Artist of the Year; New Artist of the Year; Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, "Chain Breaker;" Pop/Contemporary Song, “Old Church Choir;” Songwriter of the Year/Artist; Recorded Music Packaging, “Rescue Story”) 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. 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.
From the start, Williams has continuously been on the road, sharing his music and messaging with not only the country but the world.
For more information, visit ZachWilliamsMusic.com.