GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Award® -winning artist Zach Williams released a new album today featuring Dolly Parton on “There Was Jesus”
Building on the unprecedented success of his Grammy® -winning “Chainbreaker” album, GMA Dove Award® Artist of the Year, Zach Williams, has released his highly anticipated sophomore project, “Rescue Story.” Zach is especially thrilled to have collaborated with world-famous country music icon, Dolly Parton, on the soul-stirring ballad “There Was Jesus.”
Written by Zach, Jonathan Smith and Casey Beathard, “There Was Jesus” is a reflection on Zach’s journey. He said,
“I’m looking back at 20 years ago when I had no idea that God was in the moment, that He was even with me through some of the hard things that have gone on in my life. Now I can see that He had His hand in everything I was doing.”
Zach knew the moment they finished writing the song he wanted to see if Dolly would consider singing it with him. His team got to work and sent the song to Dolly’s manager. She loved it, and arrangements were made for the duo to meet in the studio a few weeks later to record the song. Zach recalls, “It was a really cool moment, just to have the privilege to record a song with Dolly Parton. Working with Dolly was a true honor. She has a way of making you feel like you are the only person in the room. She is so down-to-earth and genuine, and I can’t wait for people to hear that in the song.”
“There Was Jesus” will be released as a single in early 2020. “Rescue Story” is distributed by Sony/Provident and is available at digital and retail outlets worldwide.