Interesting Facts About the Zac Brown Band

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Everyone has a band or two that they genuinely adore, and they just love listening to their songs. People listen to their favorite band’s music when they feel happy, sad, and sometimes when they are excited. A lot of bands have become popular in the music industry; some are still in the group together while others have gone their separate ways and became a solo artist. Zac Brown Band is one of the great American bands in the music industry.

If you truly love the Zac Brown Band, you should probably know these facts about them:

1. Zac Brown Band is an American band situated in Atlanta, Georgia. They write and release country/rock songs. The group consists of 8 members, and they are:

    • Zachary Alexander “Zac” Brown (lead vocals, guitar)
    • Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals)
    • John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, vocals)
    • Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards)
    • Chris Fryar (drums)
    • Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals)
    • Matt Mangano (bass guitar)
    • Daniel de Los Reyes (percussion).

2. The previous members are Markus Petruska, Tim Ussery, and Joel Williams.

3. “Chicken Fried” is one of the band’s greatest hits, and did you know that it was released twice? The song is first published in the year 2003 and rereleased in 2008. The song failed to reach its popularity when it was released for the first time, which is why they recorded it once again and released it years after that.

4. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Awards nine times, and they have three awards from that nominations. And these are 2010’s Best New Artist Award, 2011’s Best Country Collaborations with Vocals Award, and last but not least, 2013’s Best Country Album Award.

5. The band’s most famous hit is called “Free,” and the inspiration for this song is reportedly the beautiful view of nature from the summit of Mt. Warning, the first spot that the sun touches at the beginning of the day as it rises above the Australian Mainland. The band decided to climb Mt. Warning during their trip Byron Bay, and it was there that they composed the hit song in the year 2006.

6. The members of the band have been supporting a charity called Little Kids Rock, by donating things available for auction to fund-raise for the association. It is a national nonprofit charity that is focusing on reestablishing and rejuvenating music training programs in impeded U.S. government-funded schools.