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Faith, family help Paducah native succeed

BY LAUREL BLACK lblack@paducahsun.com

West Paducah native Zach Harris says faith and family took him from mowing yards in Nashville, Tenn., to playing for the "Duck Dynasty" clan and debuting a new single this week.

Harris' song, "Faith, Hope and Love," was released on Si Robertson's EP "Me and My Smokin Hot Honey." The country musician played earlier this month at the vow renewal ceremony for Robertson, of "Duck Dynasty" fame, and wife Christine.

"It's all been a blessing. God's gotten me this far; all my faith is in Him," Harris said.

Harris, 26, said he first picked up a guitar as a senior in high school and started playing in bars around the age of 19.

"After learning a few chords, it seemed natural for me to write a song," Harris said.

After graduating with a degree in biology from the University of Louisville, Harris turned down an interview opportunity for dental school. Instead, he took a year to earn his master's in business administration at Murray State University, moving to Nashville about two years ago to pursue a career in music.

Harris said he struggled to make ends meet for several months, working for a contractor by day and playing guitar at venues such as The Bluebird Cafe and the Commodore Grille by night.

"It was very tough," Harris said. "I was just waiting on something to happen."

His persistence paid off when he met the right people - including the Robertson family. He described Si Robertson as a down-to-earth Christian man who carries a glass of iced tea everywhere he goes.

It's just the type of person who appeals to Harris, who credits God and his family with his success. He said parents Steve and Leticia Harris have proven an unbelievable support system as he chases his dreams.

"I'm trying to be humble about it," Leticia Harris said of her son's success. "To see that come to reality is every mother's dream."

The EP is available to download through iTunes. More information about Harris can be found at zachharrismusic.com.

Contact Laurel Black, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8641, or follow @LaurelFBlack on Twitter.

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