Zachary Williams (The Lone Bellow) has released a new single, the stunning duet “Her Picture,” featuring country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe. The single follows the announcement of his debut solo record, Dirty Camaro out October 22nd on Dualtone Records. The album was produced by Robert Ellis and Josh Block at Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX and features Monroe, Anderson East, singer-songwriters John Paul White and Thad Cockrell and the gospel group Settles Connection. Williams also shared the first single earlier this month – “Game For Guessing” which includes an appearance from the album’s producer, Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis. Its companion music video was directed by Debbie Ewing.
Zachary Williams on “Her Picture (feat. Ashley Monroe).“For this one in particular I was definitely following the lead of John Prine’s ‘Angel From Montgomery’ —- where he said ‘I am an old woman named after my mother,’ he completely put himself in someone else’s story and that’s what I was trying to do here. I thought it would be a good time singing a song from a woman’s perspective. But later, I realized it would be even better as a duet with Ashley. She is a force to be reckoned with – she has a quiet presence full of power and peace while she creates. It’s such an honor to have this song with her and to call her a friend.”
Zachary Williams is best known as ⅓ of the Nashville-based supergroup The Lone Bellow. All born in the South, the three members met while living in Brooklyn and quickly found that in addition to having commonality in their upbringing, they all had wildly potent voices, a knack for harmonies and a desire to write in the great Southern story-telling tradition – songs about heartbreak and struggles and the human condition. The Lone Bellow has released five studio albums with one produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Sturgil Simpson) and two produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner (Taylor Swift, Sharon Van Etten), including their most recent Half Moon Light.
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