Zachery Smith was raised in a small town in East Texas, but moved to Nashville (TN) at the age of 19 to accept the lead guitarist role for well-known Gospel group, “The Crabb Family” (www.thecrabbfamily.com). With an annual live audience attendance of approx. 800,000, he was touring all over the U.S., Ireland, Canada, and the Bahamas. Later, Zachery started playing/leading guitar sessions, producing records, as well as maintaining an active tour schedule.
Zachery is now the Associate Minister Of Music/Lead Guitarist/Alternate Worship Leader at Pastor John Hagee’s “Cornerstone Church” (www.sacornerstone.org). John Hagee Ministries is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with over 22,000 active members and a TV/internet audience reaching well into the millions worldwide (via TV programming and steaming on getv.org). Zachery also holds the lead guitarist position for Dove Award winning Gospel group “Canton Junction”, as well as actively recording guitar sessions.
• Over 25 Grand Ole Opry appearances as lead guitarist for performing artists
• Lead guitarist for televised Dove Awards performance
• Lead guitarist for performing artist at Morocco’s “Friendship Festival” (2006) with a one night, live audience of between 80,000-100,000
• Session guitarist (lead guitar/ganjo) on Jason Crabb’s Grammy winning, self-titled debut album
• Tour guitarist for Dove Award winning group, Canton Junction
• Lead guitarist/alternate worship leader for Cornerstone Church
• Contributing writer for WorshipGTR.com (online guitar magazine)
• Lead guitarist on multiple live dvd/cd releases for various artists