Belmont alumnus Zach Walker received the opportunity to perform at the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside award-winning artist, The Weeknd. Walker attended Belmont as a religion major and has since been signed to Xcel Talent Agency in Atlanta.
He shared that although the choreographer selected him for the job after applying through his agency, “the circumstances that had to be in place for this to happen were all God.” Walker expressed his shock to get the call only days before the big performance but could not pass up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The Super Bowl LV Halftime Show was not Walker’s first chance at a big stage. Some of his big opportunities have been performing at multiple CMT, Dove and K-Love Award shows and on TV Shows such as American Soul (BET), Tell Me a Story (CBS) and Step Up: High Water. One of his favorite gigs was Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which was a Super Bowl halftime show reenactment that he expressed is ironic to him now.
“Nothing I’ve done has compared to the energy and anticipation of the crowd, the feeling of accomplishment and the level of support I’ve received from performing at SBLV. I count it an even greater blessing to be recognizable in the madness,” shared Walker.
Walker is currently in the midst of taking acting classes and preparing for what is ahead as he prepares to move to Atlanta.