Grammy Award Winner Zach Williams Performs in Evansville
Christian rocker Zach Williams has embarked on a concert tour of 35 cities in the Midwest and Southeast United States.
Evansville is a stop on the journey of the two-time Grammy-winning artist. He is scheduled to perform at the Old National Events Plaza with special guest Anne Wilson on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
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The Courier & Press caught up with Williams about the tour, her rowdy fans in Indiana and what it’s like to duet with Dolly Parton.
Mail & Press: How’s the tour going so far?
Zack Williams: It’s going well and we’re all happy about it. It’s probably the smoothest start to a tour I’ve ever been on. We had Anne (Wilson) with us on the Christmas tour we did, so it’s kind of like we picked up where we left off. She has great songs and a great band. We’ve changed our set design and added a whole new look and we’re having a great time so far, nine shows, with really great crowds.
C&P: What does having an artist like Anne Wilson as a special guest bring to the tour?
Williams: She’s kind of the female version of what I do. You know…there’s not another Christian female artist that has her sound or does what she does. We take her out several times a night. She comes out and sings the role of Dolly in “There Was Jesus”, which suits her perfectly because she already has that sound.
C&P: Speaking of Dolly Parton, with whom you performed the Grammy-winning duet, “There Was Jesus,” what was it like singing with such a legend in the country music industry?
Williams: I can’t say enough good things about him. She was one of those people, she just had a way of making you feel like you were the only person in the room. She obviously stayed true to her roots and she didn’t forget the artists who came forward under her and she was a champion singer from day one. She is the real deal.
C&P: What can new and old fans expect to hear on your show?
Williams: We added five people to the group. We have a three piece horn section and two girls singing with us now. We play music that we haven’t played before and we bring back songs that we haven’t played in a few years. Anyone who has seen me in the past year will be treated to a different show this time around. It’s going really well every night; We have the impression that God has manifested himself in large numbers.
C&P: What stands out about playing in front of crowds in Evansville?
Williams: We have been to Evansville several times. Everyone from our record company, agents, families – they’ll all come because it’s the closest show we usually play. In my experience, Indiana crowds have always been quite rowdy. I always had a good following when we played in Indiana and we love playing there.
Tickets for the show are still available and can be purchased here.
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