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'It Was Just Like a Wall Between Us Dropped'—'Chain Breaker' Singer Zach Williams Records Album Live in Nashville Prison

Tré Goins-Phillips : Oct 11, 2018 :

For several years, Williams and his wife, Crystal, have worked in prison ministry, so recording music from inside an incarceration center has long been on his heart...

[] From Johnny Cash and the "Folsom Prison Blues" to B.B. King and "Live in Cook County Jail," there's an exclusive club of musicians who have taken their melodies behind bars. Now, Zach Williams, a Christian singer known for his song "Chain Breaker," has added his name to the roster. (Photo: Provided by Merge PR/via Faithwire)

Williams recently debuted his latest album, "Survivor: Live From Harding Prison," after performing six of his most popular songs for inmates inside the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville.

"I grew up an hour from where Johnny Cash was born, in Arkansas, and obviously that's one of my favorite records," Williams told Faithwire of Cash's "At Folsom Prison" album. "When we worked on the 'Chain Breaker' record, we were always talking, 'Hey, wouldn't it be cool one day to go in and record some songs in a prison?'"

Five decades after Cash's iconic album debuted, Williams released what he hopes will be as much of a gift to listeners as it was to him and the inmates he performed for earlier this year. Inside those daunting and seemingly insurmountable walls, Williams declared, "He's a prison-shaking Savior," one of the lines from his well-known ballad, "Chain Breaker"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here.

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