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Two Arkansas musicians snag awards at the Grammys

Jan 29, 2018

Zach Williams at 12th & Porter in Nashville, TN on September 29, 2016. Williams took home the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Chain Breaker” at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
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Two Arkansas musicians took home Grammys Sunday night at the 60th annual ceremony in New York City. 

Zach Williams said on his Facebook page that he was “blown away” after winning Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Chain Breaker.”

KAIT-TV reports that this Grammy was the first for the Bono-native.  Williams last year was nominated for his single also named “Chain Breaker” along with another Arkansan, co-writer Johnathan Smith.

The group Little Big Town also took home a Grammy award.  Their song “Better Man” won Best Country Duo/Group Performance.  The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports group member Phillip Sweet was raised in Cherokee Village.

Williams and Sweet join the ranks of other Arkansans who have won Grammys in the past.  Some of those artists include Smokey Norful, Jim “Moose” Brown, Glen Campbell, Levon Helms, and Johnny Cash.