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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. “I never had any ambition to become an artist when I was in high school,” admits Zach. “Playing in a band didn’t enter my mind. I just sang for fun. At that point in my life I was pretty focused on sports.” 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. Zach 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, N.M. “But it’s where my career as an entertainer would begin.” Tim solidified himself in the Midwest music scene with non-stop touring while fronting the band Whiskey Bent From 2010 to 2021 sharing the stage with countless 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 all streaming services. In 2014 Zach 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 released in November 2015 and is in the process of recording his sophomore effort with Nashville producer Stokes Nielson at Channel Greatness with the first single due out fall of 2021.