From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Charles Stovall
For someone just hearing Zach Williams’ first Contemporary Christian mega-hit “Chain Breaker,” they might call him an overnight sensation.
But he actually has more than a decade of professional music experience under his belt, previously in a rock band that toured heavily in the U.S. and Europe yet he was doing his best to bury his unhappiness with the growing success of his band. After a cancer scare in 2011, he began immersing himself and his family in a new church home. He eventually started working at the church and doors started to open for him to write songs with well-known Christian songwriters, which lead him co-write the GRAMMY®-nominated “Chain Breaker.”
Pensacola-born Williams has seen stellar success with the gospel-tinged “Chain Breaker,” including hitting Number One on the Contemporary Christian music charts and, of course, being nominated for a Grammy.
We caught up with Zach at the KLOVE Music Fan Awards in Nashville earlier this year to talk about coming to Disney Night of Joy as a youth leader and some of his family favorites at Walt Disney World Resort.
Tickets are now on sale for Disney Night of Joy 2017. Guest can check out nightofjoy.com or 407-W-DISNEY for tickets and information. Groups of 10 or more can click here or call 877-NITE-JOY to purchase group tickets and learn about group discounts and benefits.
A little reminder about this year’s talent: (Entertainment subject to change.)
- Friday, Sept. 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Zach Williams, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective
- Saturday, Sept. 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.