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 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.