“Zac Brown Band” is the American country group from the city of Atlanta, State of Georgia. The group’s lineup: Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, and Clay Cook. Zac Brown began to play the guitar at teenage age. Before forming the group in 2004, Zac acted as the solo artist for several years, possessing encyclopedic knowledge in pop music area.
About Zac Brown Band
The first album “Far From Einstyne” left in 2004. In a year, the second is recorded – “Home Grown” (2005). The first single of the group – the song “Chicken Fried” - was written in 2003, in the period when Zac still played solo in one of taverns of Atlanta. The song got on a country radio station. But for the debut on a major label, “Zac Brown Band” rewrote this song. It gets on the radio in 2008 and heads country charts of the USA, having taken also the 20th place in Billboard Hot 100. It was the first debut single, which headed charts of country music since 2006.
In the Charts
The following singles “Whatever It Is” (the 2nd place in a country chart, the 26th in Billboard Hot 100) and “Toes” (respectively the 1st and 26th places) – strengthened the success of the whole album. In 2009, it began to rise up in charts again, as a result having reached the 11th line in Billboard 200 and the 2nd – in the list of country albums. The album also received the “platinum” status. The concert EP “Live From Bonnaroo” appeared in 2009 and the group reissued the album “The Foundation” with bonus tracks. In 2015, their latest disk “Jekyll + Hide” was let out.
Group’s music is characterized by a harmonious alloy of classical and modern country, elements of the southern rock, reggae, and also great skills of instrumentalists. Critics of the Billboard magazine note unconditional talent of Zac Brown as a vocalist and author, but sometimes complain about the lack of originality of subjects of songs and arrangements. At the same time, frequent concerts across the US and Canada, created a huge army of fans who knew many songs of the group by heart before they appear on disks.