Agent: Paula Bourelle
Tim Zach is that guy who used to sip beers at your local bar on open mic night. Ball cap pulled down over his eyes. Killing the crowd with that smooth baritone voice. The guy who entered contests for the hell of it–and always won!
Zach was exposed to country music at a young age. His dad, Frank, was a big Alabama fan and the two would drive on Highway 13 near Zach’s hometown of Glidden, Wisconsin, singing along to “The Closer You Get”. “That’s still one of my fondest memories,” Zach says. He didn’t get serious about performing until 20 years later. Even then, his career as a musician happened almost by accident. Some friends convinced him to enter the “Colgate Country Showdown” singing competition in 2009. A demo tape landed him a live performance, which led to being named the “Best New Country Act in Nebraska”. Zach’s run in the contest ended at regional competition in Albuquerque, NM. “But it’s where my career as an entertainer would begin”.
Tim Zach & Whiskey Bent formed in 2009, but success didn’t come quickly. In fact, the band actually paid a small Nebraska bar $175 to rent the place and play its first gig. “We called all of our friends, invited them to Third Base Bar in St.Libory and played a 45-minute set for them-because we didn’t know any more songs than that,” recalls Zach. Tim solidified himself in the Midwest music scene with non-stop touring while fronting Whiskey Bent from 2010-2021, sharing the stage with national acts such as Jake Owen, Jimmie Allen, Diamond Rio, Blackhawk, Sawyer Brown and many others.
While with Whiskey Bent, Tim and his band mates released two albums “Whiskey Bent-How We Roll” and “Whiskey Bent-Blue Collar America”, which are both available on digital streaming services.
In 2014 Tim spent time at Station West Studio in Nashville where he co-wrote and recorded “Like Him”-a song about his grandfather-as part of his first solo project release in November 2015. Currently Tim is working on brand new music with Nashville producer Stokes Nielson, the first single from the new project is due out fall of 2021, and he will begin touring as a solo artist with some new faces in September 2021.