History Music / ZacBrownBand

14th Sep '17 7:07:51 PM Twentington
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** ''Welcome Home'' has a studio version of "Trying to Drive", previously found in live form on ''Pass the Jar''.
15th Aug '17 11:28:30 AM Twentington
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** "Roots" had a verse removed from the radio edit.
12th Aug '17 4:35:16 PM Twentington
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''The Foundation'' in general. Most of the songs are re-recordings of stuff from their early independent days, so the lyrics are a lot simpler (particularly "Chicken Fried"), there's a lot less of a GenreRoulette feel (the album is mostly dominated by mid-tempos that feel like a cross between Music/DaveMatthewsBand and Music/JimmyBuffett), and neither Chris Fryar, Coy Bowles, nor Clay Cook is present (thus meaning that session musicians play all the keyboard parts, and all of the harmonies are only three-part instead of four part). "It's Not OK" also stands out due to being their only song to date not sung by Zac (John Driskell Hopkins takes the lead vocal instead).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''The Foundation'' in general. Most of the songs are re-recordings of stuff from their early independent days, so the lyrics are a lot simpler (particularly "Chicken Fried"), there's a lot less of a GenreRoulette feel (the album is mostly dominated by mid-tempos that feel like a cross between Music/DaveMatthewsBand and Music/JimmyBuffett), and neither Chris Fryar, Coy Bowles, nor Clay Cook is present (thus meaning that Marcus Petruska and Joel Williams are credited on drums and guitar, session musicians play all the keyboard parts and some of the guitar parts, and all of the harmonies are only three-part instead of four part). "It's Not OK" also stands out due to being their only song to date not sung by Zac (John Driskell Hopkins takes the lead vocal instead).



* LongRunnerLineup: In an unusual variant of this trope, the band's most famous lineup has grown by three members without anyone leaving.



** "Castaway" was remixed for radio by moving the fadeout to the beginning and toning down the bridge a bit.

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** "Castaway" was remixed for radio by moving the fadeout coda to the beginning and toning down the bridge a bit.
9th Aug '17 1:12:18 PM Twentington
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After a series of independent albums, the band broke through in 2008 with the song "Chicken Fried". Originally released through a now-defunct indie label, the song was picked up by Creator/AtlanticRecords partway through its chart run and included on the album ''The Foundation''. By this point, Cook had joined. "Chicken Fried" made them only the second country band ever to send its debut single to #1 on the ''Billboard'' country charts, and three of the other album's four singles topped the charts as well. Oh, and they won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Following two live albums, 2010's ''You Get What You Give'' notched four more chart-toppers, including a duet with Music/AlanJackson on "As She's Walking Away".

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After a series of independent albums, the band broke through in 2008 with the song "Chicken Fried". Originally released through a now-defunct indie label, the song was picked up by Creator/AtlanticRecords partway through its chart run and included on the album ''The Foundation''. By this point, Fryar, Bowles, and Cook had joined. joined (although Petruska and Williams were still credited on the album). "Chicken Fried" made them only the second third country band ever to send its debut single to #1 on the ''Billboard'' country charts, and three of the other album's four singles topped the charts as well. Oh, and they won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Following two live albums, 2010's ''You Get What You Give'' notched four more chart-toppers, including a duet with Music/AlanJackson on "As She's Walking Away".



''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug". This album included a vast array of collaborators such as Music/ChrisCornell, Music/SaraBareilles, and Music/CeeLoGreen, and a cover of alt-country singer Jason Isbell's "Dress Blues". The Cornell collaboration, "Heavy Is the Head", introduced the band's hard-rock influences for the first time, and even topped the Mainstream Rock charts (making them only the second act after Music/BonJovi to have both a #1 country and #1 mainstream rock hit). Alt-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".

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''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug". This album included a vast array of collaborators such as Music/ChrisCornell, Music/{{Jewel}}, Music/SaraBareilles, and Music/CeeLoGreen, and a cover of alt-country singer Jason Isbell's "Dress Blues". The Cornell collaboration, "Heavy Is the Head", introduced the band's hard-rock influences for the first time, and even topped the Mainstream Rock charts (making them only the second act after Music/BonJovi to have both a #1 country and #1 mainstream rock hit). Alt-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".



* {{Bowdlerize}}: Several radio edits of "Toes" exist, primarily censoring "ass in the sand" in the chorus and "roll a big fat one". The official edit changes "ass in the sand" to "toes in the sand" and silences "fat one", although some stations made their own edits and others just play the uncensored album version. Zac was not pleased, but his co-writer didn't mind.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Several radio edits of "Toes" exist, primarily censoring "ass "I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand" to "...[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment toes in the chorus sand]]" and censoring "roll a big fat one". The official edit changes "ass in the sand" to "toes in the sand" and silences "fat one", although some stations made their own edits and others just play the uncensored album version.one". Zac was not pleased, but his co-writer didn't mind.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first album as a whole is a lot more mainstream ("Chicken Fried" in particular stands out as being far more StrictlyFormula than anything else they've put out to date), lacking the GenreRoulette and overall instrumental interplay of its successors. It also has little-known original members Marcus Petruska and Joel Williams.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first album as a whole is ''The Foundation'' in general. Most of the songs are re-recordings of stuff from their early independent days, so the lyrics are a lot more mainstream ("Chicken Fried" in particular stands out as being far more StrictlyFormula than anything else they've put out to date), lacking the simpler (particularly "Chicken Fried"), there's a lot less of a GenreRoulette feel (the album is mostly dominated by mid-tempos that feel like a cross between Music/DaveMatthewsBand and overall instrumental interplay Music/JimmyBuffett), and neither Chris Fryar, Coy Bowles, nor Clay Cook is present (thus meaning that session musicians play all the keyboard parts, and all of its successors. It the harmonies are only three-part instead of four part). "It's Not OK" also has little-known original members Marcus Petruska and Joel Williams.stands out due to being their only song to date not sung by Zac (John Driskell Hopkins takes the lead vocal instead).
18th Apr '17 10:11:03 AM Twentington
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The band is known for its wide array of instrumentation and musical styles to the point of GenreRoulette, all usually anchored by Brown's nylon-string guitar, De Martini's Fiddle, and the band's strong four-part harmonies.

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The band is known for its wide array of instrumentation and musical styles to the point of GenreRoulette, all usually anchored by Brown's nylon-string guitar, De Martini's Fiddle, fiddle, and the band's strong four-part harmonies.
10th Apr '17 7:52:33 PM Twentington
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''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug". This album included a vast array of collaborations, including a track produced by Music/CeeLoGreen, their first attempt at electronica in "Beautiful Drug", and a collaboration with Music/ChrisCornell on the hard-rock "Heavy Is the Head", which became the ZBB's first cut to top the mainstream rock charts. Alternative-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".

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''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug". This album included a vast array of collaborations, including a track produced by collaborators such as Music/ChrisCornell, Music/SaraBareilles, and Music/CeeLoGreen, their first attempt at electronica in "Beautiful Drug", and a collaboration with Music/ChrisCornell on the hard-rock cover of alt-country singer Jason Isbell's "Dress Blues". The Cornell collaboration, "Heavy Is the Head", which became introduced the ZBB's band's hard-rock influences for the first cut to top time, and even topped the Mainstream Rock charts (making them only the second act after Music/BonJovi to have both a #1 country and #1 mainstream rock charts. Alternative-country hit). Alt-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".
10th Apr '17 7:46:47 PM Twentington
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''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug", and a #1 Mainstream Rock hit in "Heavy Is the Head" with Music/ChrisCornell. The latter has made them only the second act after Music/BonJovi to top both the country and rock charts. Alternative-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".

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''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug". This album included a vast array of collaborations, including a track produced by Music/CeeLoGreen, their first attempt at electronica in "Beautiful Drug", and a #1 Mainstream Rock hit in collaboration with Music/ChrisCornell on the hard-rock "Heavy Is the Head" with Music/ChrisCornell. The latter has made them only Head", which became the second act after Music/BonJovi ZBB's first cut to top both the country and mainstream rock charts. Alternative-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".
10th Apr '17 7:44:29 PM Twentington
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CountryMusic band consisting of Zac Brown (guitar, lead vocals), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, backing vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, backing vocals), Coy Bowles (keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums), Clay Cook (guitar, organ, piano, pedal steel, mandolin, backing vocals), Matt Mangano (bass guitar), and Daniel de los Reyes (percussion). The band enjoyed several years of independent success in its native Atlanta, Georgia.

After a series of independent albums, the band broke through in 2008 with the song "Chicken Fried". Originally released through a now-defunct indie label, the song was picked up by Creator/AtlanticRecords partway through its chart run and included on the album ''The Foundation''. Both it and three of the album's other singles ("Toes", "Highway 20 Ride" and "Free") went to Number One, and "Whatever It Is" went to number two. Also, the band won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. That's a good way to start.

A second Atlantic album, ''You Get What You Give'', was released in late 2010. It produced four straight number 1 singles, including the Music/AlanJackson duet "As She's Walking Away", and the number 2 "No Hurry". ''Uncaged'', their third and final Atlantic album, features "The Wind", "Goodbye in Her Eyes" (another #1), "Jump Right In" (co-written by Music/JasonMraz), and "Sweet Annie".

Late in 2013, the band also collaborated with Music/DaveGrohl on a special EP. It produced another single for them in "All Alright", co-written by Music/EricChurch. ''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug", and a #1 Mainstream Rock hit in "Heavy Is the Head" with Music/ChrisCornell. The latter has made them only the second act after Music/BonJovi to top both the country and rock charts.

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CountryMusic band consisting of Zac Brown (guitar, lead vocals), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, backing vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, guitar, backing vocals), Coy Bowles (keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums), Clay Cook (guitar, organ, piano, pedal steel, mandolin, backing vocals), Matt Mangano (bass guitar), and Daniel de los Reyes (percussion). The band enjoyed several years of independent success in its native Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia under a slightly different and smaller lineup of just Brown, Hopkins (who was then the bassist), De Martini, and little-known Marcus Petruska and Tim Ussery, the latter of whom was briefly replaced by Joel Williams.

After a series of independent albums, the band broke through in 2008 with the song "Chicken Fried". Originally released through a now-defunct indie label, the song was picked up by Creator/AtlanticRecords partway through its chart run and included on the album ''The Foundation''. Both it By this point, Cook had joined. "Chicken Fried" made them only the second country band ever to send its debut single to #1 on the ''Billboard'' country charts, and three of the other album's other four singles ("Toes", "Highway 20 Ride" topped the charts as well. Oh, and "Free") went to Number One, and "Whatever It Is" went to number two. Also, they won the band won a 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. That's a good way to start.

A second Atlantic album,
Following two live albums, 2010's ''You Get What You Give'', was released in late 2010. It produced Give'' notched four straight number 1 singles, more chart-toppers, including the a duet with Music/AlanJackson duet on "As She's Walking Away", and the number 2 "No Hurry". Away".

de Los Reyes joined just before their third album,
''Uncaged'', their third and final Atlantic album, features "The Wind", which included the smashes "Goodbye in Her Eyes" (another #1), and "Sweet Annie", along with the Music/JasonMraz-penned "Jump Right In" (co-written by Music/JasonMraz), and "Sweet Annie".

Late
In". This was also their last album under the production of Keith Stegall, best known for his work with Jackson. Matt Mangano joined in 2013, the band also collaborated with Music/DaveGrohl on a special EP. It taking over as bassist so that Hopkins could begin playing other instruments as well, just in time for an EP produced another single for them in "All Alright", co-written by Music/EricChurch. Music/DaveGrohl.

''Jekyll + Hyde'' followed in 2015, producing the country hits "Homegrown", "Loving You Easy", and "Beautiful Drug", and a #1 Mainstream Rock hit in "Heavy Is the Head" with Music/ChrisCornell. The latter has made them only the second act after Music/BonJovi to top both the country and rock charts.
charts. Alternative-country producer Dave Cobb took the boards for the band's fifth major-label album ''Welcome Home'', led off by the tender ballad "My Old Man".

The band is known for its wide array of instrumentation and musical styles to the point of GenreRoulette, all usually anchored by Brown's nylon-string guitar, De Martini's Fiddle, and the band's strong four-part harmonies.
18th Mar '17 9:59:14 PM Twentington
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first album as a whole is a lot more mainstream ("Chicken Fried" in particular stands out as being far more StrictlyFormula than anything else they've put out to date), lacking the GenreRoulette and overall instrumental interplay of its successors.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Their first album as a whole is a lot more mainstream ("Chicken Fried" in particular stands out as being far more StrictlyFormula than anything else they've put out to date), lacking the GenreRoulette and overall instrumental interplay of its successors. It also has little-known original members Marcus Petruska and Joel Williams.
18th Mar '17 9:41:57 PM Twentington
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