Lamon Records will release a brand new 4-song EP “Looking For A Change” from country artist Zach Perkins (September 20th). The music collection was produced by Dave Moody and features a collection of songs hand picked by the artist for his debut. Look for his music on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.
It took Zach Perkins a while to figure out that he shares more than his middle name with a grandfather who went to heaven before he was born. Zach began to realize as family members talked about his maternal grandfather’s love of singing, that he most definitely shared a deeper connection. He listened intently to stories about how his grandfather, Harold, watched Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, and Roy Clark every week on a black and white TV, and how his grandparents would travel to see Conway Twitty perform in person because he was unquestionably one of his grandfather’s favorite country artists. Also, Zach was told that Conway Twitty’s “real” first name was Harold. His grandfather was a big supporter of his own brother, Jack’s country band and loved dancing to his music. Like his great uncle and grandfather, Zach’s passion for country music is most definitely deep-rooted.
Zach was born in a small town in Virginia and moved to the outskirts of Richmond, VA, when he was 1 year old. With two older brothers and a younger sister, Zach tended to just “go with the flow”. Following his older siblings in sports, he played travel soccer from the early age of 8 years old. His accomplishments took him across the United States as he played in various high profile tournaments. At the age of 12, he won the first National Major League Soccer Dribble, Pass and Shoot (‘Score’) Competition at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. Although Zach’s achievement’s in soccer helped him acquire a college scholarship, his passion for music eventually took hold.
It wasn’t a surprise for his mother, when Zach decided to give up his soccer scholarship at a North Carolina college in order to pursue his love for country music. Zach’s first vocal performance was at the age of 6 when he sang a duet with his younger sister in a church play. Their rendition of “You’ve Got A Friend” was amazing, and Zach’s love for performing was born. From singing “Achy Breaky Heart” for his grandmother to singing the National Anthem at high school sporting events, Zach quickly learned that there was a deep urning to learn more about music. In high school, he took every chorus class that would fit into his schedule. From tap dancing to back flips, Zach performed all four years in an all Male Show Choir that was started by his older brothers. Learning how to set up sound equipment for the shows gave Zach a “hands on” understanding of the technical side. He used this knowledge to help out with a community children’s theatre and local churches.
For the last 6 years, Zach has actively pursued a future in performing country music. With help from songwriters and music business contacts from Nashville to Rhode Island, Zach started building a solid foundation in country music. A couple of years ago, Zach began playing keyboard with an area Christian band. When the band members asked him to give it a try, Zach had no idea that he possessed “that hidden talent” until his father confessed to being an accomplished pianist in his high school/young adult years. Just recently, guitar has joined the list of musical achievements. Zach thoroughly enjoys performing benefit concerts and has raised thousands of dollars for various groups. Inspiring others through sharing country music is Zach’s idea of having a great life!