Zac Brown Band is an American country music band based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Zac Brown, (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, vocals), Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums) and Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals).
The band self-released their debut album, 2004’s “Far from Einstyne” as well as their follow-up LP, 2005’s “Home Grown.”
In 2008, they released their single, “Chicken Fried.” The song became their first Billboard Country Songs #1 single and also became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. Their major label debut album, “The Foundation” was released in November 2008 and peaked atop the Billboard Country Albums chart, while also reaching #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It has been certified 2x platinum by the RIAA. It featured four additional country singles, three went to #1, including “Toes,” “Highway 20 Ride” and “Free,” while their second single, “Whatever It Is” peaked at #2. In 2009 they won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
The band released a live album, “Pass the Jar: Zac Brown Band and Friends Live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre In Atlanta” in 2010. It went to #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
In 2010, a duet with Alan Jackson was released as the lead-off single to their second album, “You Get What You Give.” The song, “As She's Walking Away,” also become a country #1 hit. The album was certified gold and went to #1 on both the Billboard Country Albums and the Billboard 200 Albums charts. In 2011 the band and Jackson won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “As She's Walking Away.”
Brown appeared solo on the track “Where The River Goes” which was featured on the soundtrack to the 2011 film, “Footloose.” The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written For Visual Media.