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The Zac Brown Band heads down to Miami, Florida on Monday, January 7th, to perform the National Anthem at the Bowl Championship Series (“BCS”) National Championship game between Number 1 Notre Dame and Number 2 University of Alabama. The game will air at 8:00 p.m. EST on ESPN.
Tune in to watch the Zac Brown Band perform before kick-off! Who are you rooting for to win the National Championship? This Keepin’ It Country writer has only one thing to say — Roll Tide Roll!
Country music group Zac Brown Band stopped by the Walmart Soundcheck sessions for a preview of their new album “Uncaged.” In the brand new Soundcheck, the group performs tracks from their new #1 record, including hit single “The Wind.” Check out the preview of their performance below:
Make sure you check out the Soundcheck concert right here on Walmart’s page, along with a special behind-the-scenes look at their famous “Eat & Greet” and a look at the band’s tour bus on the Soundcheck All-Access Facebook page. Fans can also enter to win a Zac Brown Band cooking bundle and an official Zac Brown beanie through the Walmart Soundcheck official Facebook page here. Make sure to enter and good luck!
The “Road to the Ram Jam” series and sweepstakes, presented by the Ram Truck brand, features five of today’s top country acts – Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, and newly added Zac Brown Band, and provides fans the opportunity to win prizes including trips for two to an invitation-only 2012 Ran Jam concert event December 29th in Nashville, TN where all five artists will perform – awesome!
Fans can enter the chance to win the sweepstake trips for two to the invitation-only 2012 Ram Jam concert event at www.RamTrucks.com/RoadtoRamJam or on the Ram Trucks Facebook page at www.ramjamsweeps.com. The Road to the Ram Jam series and sweepstakes helps bring country music fans closer to some of their favorite artists with exclusive video content, free music downloads, and the opportunity to win some cool prizes, like collectible posters and vinyl records through participating country radio stations nationwide.
Zac Brown Band fans don’t have to wait much longer for a new album. The Band’s third studio album, ‘Uncage’ is set to release on July 10 and lead singer Zac Brown is promising the album is full of “powerful chemistry that’s developed by living, traveling and working as a band.”
We’re always trying to push the barrier of our musicianship and I’m proud to say that there is a little bit of something for everyone.
‘Uncaged’ offers an array sounds over the eleven song album, from right, rocking songs to the characteristic harmonies of the Zac Brown Band. There are many guest vocals and musicians on the album, including Amos Lee and Trombone Shorty. Jason Mraz and Wyatt Durrette, a longtime collaborator with the Band, helped pen some of the tracks on the album. Jimmy De Martini of the Zac Brown Band said that through the diverse mix of songs on the album, “it remains true to the Zac Brown Band sound, which has become a style in itself.”
This album will be the first with the newest band member, Daniel de los Reyes. Brown said on his first meeting with Reyes:
We sat and played djembe one night until our hands bled…I love his spirit.
Check out the video below to see Zac Brown Band perform the title track off their album, ‘Uncaged.”
With two GRAMMY wins and already more than 50 award nominations to their name, Zac Brown Band are heading back into the studio for work on a new album. They’ve announced that they’ll be releasing that new record, “Uncaged,” on July 10th. It’s a big album for the Zac Brown Band, who will be having brand new member percussionist Daniel de los Reyes make his debut as part of the group.
The band is currently nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Country Artist, and they also have two nominations in the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for Collaborative Video of the Year for “Knee Deep” with Jimmy Buffet, and Best Group Video for “Keep Me In Mind.”
Zac Brown Band have already had a huge impact on country radio with only two albums released so far. Their debut album, “The Foundation,” went double-platinum. Their sophomore album, “You Get What You Give,” debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 Chart in 2010.
The band is made up of Zac Brown (vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (vocals, violin), John Driskell Hopkins (vocals, bass), Coy Bowles (guitar, organ), Clay Cook (multi-instrumentalist), Chris Fryar (drums), and now percussionist Daniel de los Reyes.
The superstar line-up for the 2012 edition of Bamajam festival has just been announced – and it’s going to be a good one! Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, and Kid Rock will each headline at the country music festival. The three-day festival will once again be held in Enterprise, Alabama from June 14th to the 16th.Tim will close out the first night of the festival, Zac Brown Band will keep the party going on Friday, and Kid Rock closes out the festival Saturday night.
The Bamajam festival will feature two headlining stages set up at Bamajam Farms; a 1600-acre farm which includes spaces for RVs, camping and ATV trails for the hardcore country music fan. There’s even a waterpark!
“I’m looking forward to coming to ‘Sweet Home’ and playing with my friends, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw,” said Rock. “Turn it up! We’re gonna’ set this place on fire!!”
Tickets go on-sale on March 2nd, 2012 and will feature a special 3-day $99 price for a very limited time only. Tickets can be purchased at Bamajam2012.com.
James Otto is pretty excited about another artist’s single this week. Zac Brown Band will be releasing “No Hurry,” a song James co-wrote with Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette. It’s the fifth single off the ACM/CMA and GRAMMY-nomined album “You Get What You Give.”
“When I got the call, my wife and I stopped what we were doing and started dancing around the kitchen of our house, we were so excited.”
The slow-down-and-smell-the-roses themed song is special to James, who recently welcomed the birth of his daughter Ava Katherine.
“When she came along, I realized it was time to slow down and focus on what really mattered to me in this life — and that was being there for those unrepeatable moments of her first steps, words and discoveries…and I’m still in ‘no hurry’ to let those little moments go.”
James, who always puts family first, is planning to return to touring in 2012 to promote his new music and album “Shake What God Gave Ya.” Right now, however, he’s still celebrating the release of his song with the Zac Brown Band.
“There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing one of the most successful bands in country music right now is going to release your song,” he said. “I’m simply blown away, and utterly humbled.”
Paisley wrote and recorded “Collision of Worlds” for the Cars 2 soundtrack, while Brown along with Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson, and Anne Preven penned “Where the River Goes” for the Footloose soundtrack. Brown also recorded the track. The two songs are in contention with 37 other finalists.
The final nominees will be revealed on January 24th, and the Academy Awards will take place on February 26th in Los Angeles.
Good luck to Brad & Zac!
The Zac Brown Band are bringing their sold-out Red Rocks September shows to CMT tomorrow. The special, taped live with 20,000 fans of the “Knee Deep” group at the Colorado Amphitheater will make its premiere on CMT tomorrow. CMT will air the 5-song “Zac Brown Band – Live At Red Rocks” special at 10:30 am EST tomorrow morning. The special includes a brand new track “Sweet Annie,” which was previously unreleased.
The 30-minute television special will re-air on December 13th at 11:30 am EST for those who will miss it tomorrow. Fans can also watch the special on CMT.com in its entirety, or on the all-new digital channel CMT Pure.
The special’s full set list is as follows:
Keep Me In Mind
Looks like Zac Brown really loves his eat and greets. The lead singer of the Zac Brown Band told the Associated Press in an interview that he’d love to do a tv cooking show one day. The group right now cooks for their fanclub members before each show in their version of meet and greets. The father of four feels that his life is entertaining enough to get on tv regularly.
“We’ve talked about it,” Brown said about possibly doing a cooking TV show. “We’ve filmed a lot of the stuff, a lot of the cooking elements of our stuff to possibly put a show together, and we definitely will do that one day.”
What do you think about the “Chicken Fried” singer turning into Paula Deen?