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Zac Brown Band

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May 13, 2017 – 7:00 PM

2200 Encore Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009 Map

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Zac Brown Band: After self-releasing two albums in the early 2000s, Zac Brown Band hit it big with their smash single "Chicken Fried" in 2008. Ever since, they have been at the top of the charts and critics list. Zac Brown Band tour dates have been scheduled nationally and the band is eager to hit the road in support of their sophomore album.

Zac Brown was the second of twelve children from rural Dahlonega, Georgia. He developed an interest in country music at an early age and learned to play the guitar at seven years old. Zac moved to West Georgia to go to college and he started playing in local bars to make extra cash. Zac Brown formed the band in 2002 and immediately hit the road; Zac Brown Band's concert schedule included nearly 200 dates a year after being formed in 2002. The following year, Zac founded his own label "Southern Ground", and started releasing his music, his way.

In 2004, the band self-released, "Far From Einstyne", and in 2005 they issued the album "Home Grown". The band continued to tour extensively and released a live album, "Live From the Rock Bus Tour", in 2007. Zac even opened up a music club and restaurant during this time. It served as a venue for the bad to showcase their music and get some southern home cooking.

In 2008, the band signed with Atlantic Records who released their major label debut, "The Foundation". The album's first single, "Chicken Fried", was a smash success reaching #1 on the country singles charts, a rare feat for a debut single. The album went on to release four more singles, three of which also hit #1 on the singles charts. Of the album's massive success, Brown asserts that it "solidifies an achievement that has been more than a decade in the making." In 2009 Zac Brown Band concert dates were booked at Stagecoach Music Festival, California's largest country music festival, and Bonnaroo Music Festival.

2009 proved to be the year of Zac Brown's critical success. In one year, they went from relative obscurity to being named the Academy of Country Music's Top New Vocal Group and they won the highly coveted Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Off the heels of their success, Zac Brown Band tour dates were booked as the headliners on the "Breaking Ground Tour". Of their first headlining tour, Brown states that "For us to come into our own, we had to make it happen as a headliner."

After the successful tour, the band headed back to the studio to record the follow-up. Despite fears of the dreaded sophomore album curse, the band released "You Get What You Give", in September 2010 and the album immediately hit #1 on the Billboard 200. The lead-off single," As She's Walking Away", gave them their fifth #1 single and garnered them another Grammy for "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals" at the 2011 ceremony. Zac Brown Band concert dates were booked as the headlining act at the 2010 Detroit Hoedown festival and they performed "As She's Walking Away", at the Country Music Association Awards in November, 2010.

Zac Brown's meteoric rise has been nothing short of remarkable. Their latest single, "Colder Weather", recently gave them their sixth #1 single, a position they hope to occupy with the follow-up, "Knee Deep". Make sure you don't miss out on the ACM's Top Vocal Event of the Year when Zac Brown Band concert dates are scheduled in your area. Use Eventful as your source for Zac Brown Band tour dates and venue information.

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