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Earlier this year Zach Williams went to prison, and now this fall he's released a live recording of the experience. 

The "Chain Breaker" artist took his band Harding Prison near Nashville, Tennesse in the summer and recorded a special six-song EP from the day.

Survivor: Live From Harding Prison was released last month. 

"As a songwriter, seeing God use the songs I write and my experiences to show his grace to others is one of the biggest blessings I have ever received," Williams said on his website.

"God broke my heart . . ."

"A little over five years ago, I visited a prison in Arkansas with my wife and shared the story of what God was doing in our lives. What I experienced that day is something I will never forget.

"God broke my heart for these men and women. They had, ultimately, just made bad decisions which is something that I completely related to, and for me, that experience gave a whole new meaning to the word ‘grace.’ Ever since then, I have felt a calling to share my music and stories with men and women in prison in the hopes that lives can be changed by the power of the gospel. My prayer is to see chains broken and walls shattered. God has a plan for each and every one of our lives but we have to fully surrender to the cross before those plans are revealed."

The project was produced in partnership with a Nashville non-profit called Men of Valor. The non-profit works to reconcile incarcerated men with their families, to society, and to God by providing aftercare and re-entry services.

Curt Campbell, program director for Men of Valor, said on Williams' site, “there is a window of opportunity when a man or a woman is incarcerated to impact their lives in a way that can dramatically affect how they re-enter society. This is a growing segment of our society where the fields are truly ripe for harvest, but where the laborers are few. Thank you, Zach, and the rest of your crew, for acknowledging this need, embracing the opportunity, having a heart for these men and making a difference! like these men, I am greatly encouraged by those in society, mostly god’s people, who have not 'thrown away the key' and forgotten them."

Crews also recorded the testimonies of some of the inmates, and Williams is releasing the videos weekly on his YouTube channel. For one inmate, Joshua, he says the experience was the first concert he's ever been to. He said the whole experience was a blessing.

 

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