It’s a rare artist whose music appeals to both discerning roots music fans and mainstream country lovers. Kerrville New Folk finalist Zane Williams is making a name for himself as one of these special singer-songwriters by receiving recognition at the Kerrville, Telluride, and Merlefest festivals as well as making fans among today’s top Nashville A&R executives.
The Abilene, TX native honed his songwriting and performing skills on the road by playing as a coffeehouse artist at over 500 colleges and universities nationwide. His indie release Hurry Home in 2006 resulted in a John Lennon “Song of the Year” award, a publishing deal with americana powerhouse Big Yellow Dog Music, and a soon-to-be-released single on Sony/BMG artist Jason Michael Carroll’s newest album.
Back in Texas after nine years in Nashville, Zane continues to make great music---on his own terms---that will delight roots music and mainstream country fans alike.
“Hurry Home” upcoming single for RCA artist Jason Michael Carroll
2008 “Lennon Award” winner in John Lennon Song Contest
$20,000 “Song of the Year” winner in John Lennon Song Contest
Grand Prize winner of CMT/Nashville Songwriter’s Association Song Contest
Kerrville New Folk Finalist
International Acoustic Music Awards winner, Country/Bluegrass category
Runner up for Campus Activities Magazine “Best Small Venue Artist”
Merlefest Chris Austin Song Contest winner in both “Country” and “General” categories
Telluride Troubador Runner-Up
Nashville Grammy Showcase Finalist
Has opened for George Jones, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Gracin, and Chris Cagle Listen at Last.fm