Born In: Dallas, Texas
Zach Herron is an American singer-songwriter. His transition from an internet sensation to a singer-songwriter has been nothing short of phenomenal. Herron, who hails from Texas, has millions of followers on Instagram. He is also active across several social media platforms. Zach Herron released two singles in 2016 and topped it off with the launch of his boy band, Why Don't We. As he continues to make big strides in his journey as a pop artist, capturing the hearts of teens around the world, let's revisit the story of his rise into prominence.
father: Josh Herron
mother: Myta Herron
siblings: Reese, Ryan
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Texas
Zach Herron started out by doing cover versions of popular tracks on Instagram and YouTube, which is how aspiring musicians generally start out these days. It wasn't long before people started taking notice of his performances: the songs were familiar, but the voice was unique. In certain cases, the cover version even seemed better than the original. A video of Herron singing Shawn Mendes' Stitches was the watershed moment; the video became so popular that within a week it was viewed over 10 million times and shared across social media platforms over 150,000 times.
The consequent wave of interest helped Zach Herron land quite a few gigs and local tours; these gigs and tours gave the performer in him more experience and a diverse audience. In January 2016, Herron released his debut single, Timelapse. His second single, Why, was released in May 2016. In September of that year, Zach Herron became a part of the band, Why Don't We.
The band came out with their first single, Only the Beginning, in October 2016. The single was a part of their debut extended play, Only the Beginning. Following the release of their second EP, Something Different, the band was signed by Atlantic Records in 2017. In August 2018, they unveiled their first album, 8 Letters. The album rocked the music scene, debuting at number 9 on the US Billboard 200.
In 2019, Why Don’t We came out with several hit songs including their singles, Big Plans, I Don't Belong in This Club, and What Am I, which received gold certifications from the RIAA. They launched their second album The Good Times and the Bad Ones in January 2021. While the album received a mixed response from critics, it still managed to reach number 3 on the Billboard 200.
In July 2022, the band had to cancel their The Good Times Only Tour, owing to a legal battle with their former manager.
Zach Herron's vocal styling has been compared to the likes of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Shawn Mendes. Favorable comparisons with the international pop icons of the present era should augur well for Herron, who idolizes Mendes. But that's not to say that he has been trying to copy any of these aforementioned artists. If that were the case, Zach Herron wouldn't have made it this far. It goes without saying that his USP is his uniqueness.
Besides being a singer-songwriter, he is also a guitarist; the instrument was an integral part of his performances in the pre-boy band days, as a solo artist. It's no wonder that teen girls are charmed by Zach Herron, for who wouldn't fall for a cute and young musician with a guitar slung across his shoulders?
"When I was performing as a solo artist, I was actually almost pulled off the stage by a fan," smiles the singer as he recounts one of the many crazy fan moments he has had. As the fan base keeps growing, a new class of ardent admirers who call themselves Herronettes have emerged, and it comes as no surprise that most of these are young girls who are convinced that Herron is the next big thing in the music world.
The launch of the boy band, Why Don't We, is a step in the right direction for Herron. The five-man band is a collective of promising talents, led by Zach Herron and featuring Jonah Marais, Jack Avery, Daniel Seavey, and Corbyn Besson. What works for them is that the association is not nurtured by artistic concerns alone but also by the genuine rapport and camaraderie between the youngsters. Since friendship is the guiding force of this partnership, there is very little place for egos and insecurities between the five. The band, which is still in its early days, has already released two studio albums, 8 Letters and The Good Times and the Bad Ones. The band, which has performed live in venues like the Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia and Webster Hall in New York, has received important awards like BreakTudo Award, iHeartRadio Music Award, and Teen Choice Award.
Known for his soft-spoken, humble nature, Zack Herron credits fans and fortune for his enormous success. "If they were to make a biopic on me, I think the title would have to be Lucky, because I am pretty lucky to be where I am right now. I’m so thankful for everything that’s happened so far. I want the fans to know that I respect them and love them so so much, that I wouldn’t be where I am now without them," Herron had said in an interview. If he manages to maintain that degree of level-headedness throughout his career, we are surely going to hear great things about Zach Herron. He is currently in a relationship with TikTok star, Sierra Petrossi whom he started dating in November 2022.
Zach has confessed that he still gets the jitters while performing live on stage. He is the youngest member of Why Don't We.
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