Originally hailing from Canada, pop/rock band Hawk Nelson quickly became a fan favorite with their relatable lyrics and infectious hooks. Since their 2004 debut, the group—now comprised of Jonathan Steingard (lead vocals, guitar), Daniel Biro (bass), Micah Kuiper (guitar) and David Niacaris (drums)—has released eight full length projects, including 2015’s critically-acclaimed Diamonds, which produced the band’s first No. 1 Billboard AC Indicator single, “Drops In the Ocean,” where it spent an impressive nine weeks at the top of the charts. Hawk Nelson’s music has garnered numerous high-profile film and TV placements on "American Idol," the Olympics and the trailer for 2017’s blockbuster Jumanji, among others. In addition, the band has earned a Grammy nomination, two Canadian GMA Awards, received multiple GMA Dove Award nominations, as well as a JUNO nod. While preparing for the release of their new album Miracles (Fair Trade Services), Hawk Nelson adventured to Iceland where they shot a stunning lyric video for their latest single, "He Still Does (Miracles)."
Never in his wildest dreams did Zach Williams think that he would be in this
place of writing and recording music in the Christian music industry, especially
from years of hard living on the road while in a rock & roll band. He thought his
life was fulfilling and he was doing what he had always wanted to do, but that
left him empty, lonely, and further away from God and his family than ever
before. For years he sought meaning and fulfillment in the unhealthy, and
sometimes dangerous, lifestyle he was living. He eventually found refuge in a
fellow band mate, thanks to their countless late nights on the road talking about
God, faith and what their lives could actually be like beyond the band.
“Even though I grew up going to church every Sunday as a kid, even though I
knew right from wrong and said I was a Christian, there was absolutely nothing
about the way I was living that reflected these things,” Williams shares. “It took a
trip to Europe in 2012 to stop me dead in my tracks and show me just how lost I
really was.” That year, with his wife by his side, his faith became real to him and he found renewal by dedicating his life to Christ. He hasn’t looked back since.