ZACH STONE is a dynamic performer who makes an immediate and memorable first impression; the 25-year-old exudes a magnetic humility that casually and comfortably translates his charismatic personality. With quiet impact and unsuspecting power, his modest confidence and subtle sex appeal make Stone every guy’s trusted friend and every woman’s wildest dream. The native Texan, and now Nashville resident, is making his mark.
The Commercial Music graduate (Belmont University—alma mater to award-winning trendsetters Josh Turner, Trisha Yearwood and Brad Paisley) and TeamUSA all-star showed great promise to become a pro baseball player. He chose instead to lay down his glove and pursue the love of his life … music. Belmont’s “Best Of The Best” award winner signed a management deal with Jetpack Artist Ventures in 2015. Just twelve months later, Stone partnered with the management company and a group of A-list Nashville songwriters and musicians to record his six-song EP titled ASHES (produced by Rex Schnelle of Brooks & Dunn and Trace Adkins fame).
Stone has since recorded and released a series of singles and corresponding music videos including “One Last Night” and his newest single, “Four Letter Word,” which received enthusiastic welcome and acclaim by country fans and the media. MusicRow Magazine recognized “the talented colt” for his studio performance with its DisCovery Award (March 2018) while the corresponding “Four Letter Word” music video premiered on Heartland-TV. The music video also enjoyed national airplay on more than 40 networks and shows including Great American Country, The Country Network, and “Sunday’s Kind of Country,” as well as various international markets.
Stone’s latest release, “Sorry & Lonely,” an original penned alongside Will Stone (no relation) explores the emotional roller-coaster ride in the wake of pain and heartbreak. Released in 2018, the recording highlights Zach’s studio collaboration with Matt Billingslea, an innovative music creator and currently the driving force behind Taylor Swift as drummer on her worldwide “Reputation” Stadium Tour.
The innovative yet simplistic music video for “Sorry & Lonely” embraces both contrasting colors and shadowed profiles to reflect the moving intimacy and silent conflict of two individuals – each on their respective journeys to reconnect in a desperate desire to “move on.”
The young songwriter who writes with purpose has a demonstrated knack for simplistic lyrics, catchy phrasing and a suave vocal delivery that leaves listeners hanging on every word. With anticipation seated before him, Stone knows how to build an audience of believers and bring them to their feet.
“I’ve really come to love writing; it’s an amazing outlet that helps me through life as I mature emotionally and spiritually. Writing is an education and a therapy, and my songwriting grows with me; it’s an outlet to share my heart. The most exciting part of songwriting is to see how a single thought or idea can become a moving or emotional musical journey—to make people feel—placing a smile on a face or a tear in the eye.”
A contending independent who works hard and plays hard, and takes his business to heart, Stone has become an intrinsic part of the Nashville songwriting community and an “entertainer-in-demand.” Offering support to his peers and friends in music, Stone lends his time and talents to play notable songwriter rounds in Music City and has turned over more than 300 show dates canvassing 36 states since the launch of his short career.
I work hard on my vocals, on my live performances, practicing guitar, studying other music styles; it’s all part of running my business. When people acknowledge my skills as a whole package, that’s a compliment that gives me confidence to know that my work is heading in the right direction. The fans’ energy is what fuels me and every bit of enthusiasm the crowd throws at me, I fire back with twice the intensity. We leave it all on stage.
…and the heartthrob delivers… With a modern sound that’s transported with rockin’ guitars, infectious melodies and pensive lyrics, Zach Stone is the whole package, and the fee of entry worth every penny.
ON THE PLAYING FIELD
An all-around athlete and teen baseball prodigy who could “bring the heat,” Zach was welcomed by multiple, notable colleges that pitched scholarship opportunities; he declined to pursue his first love, his music.
ON THE STAGE
The native Texan began performing music professionally as a child at Johnnie High’s Country Music Review in Arlington (the same venue where Miranda Lambert got her start). There, he honed his skills as both a piano and guitar player.
IN THE MEDIA
Country Rebel • Heartland TV (“Country Fix”) • Country Music Tattle Tale • The Daily Country • Roughstock • New Music Weekly • Countryline.tv • Beat 100 • FanPop • IndiMusic, PopScreen • America’s Country Connection • Pop Blitz • New Country Brew • Music Mix Daily • Nashville Music Guide • The Deli Magazine • Renegade Radio • Country Music Matters Stage Right Secrets • NASHNext 2018
Zach was nominated for The Deli Magazine’s “Emerging Artist of the Month” (June 2018) and selected to perform at Nashville Universe’s CMA Fest stage from a pool of 25,000 members; the performance was taped for The Country Network (TCN). Stone is slated to appear in two TCN series (On The Rise and Live From The Couch) in late summer/early fall 2018. (Airtimes to be announced.)
ON THE “OTHER HAND”
What makes Zach extraordinary in his pursuit, and most inspiring, is his driving ambition to supersede the “hand he was dealt.” Zach was born with Brachydactyly (resulting in the underdevelopment of his fingers and left hand at birth). Despite what some might view as a life disability, Stone has drawn a fitting and personal determination to strengthen his abilities because of his condition and is moved to counsel children with similar issues. In support of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, he and his family assisted in the establishment of Hand Camp, which affords Zach the opportunity to share his positive experiences with children who are struggling to adapt, cope and overcome their own difficulties.