Trivia / Zac Brown Band

  • Black Sheep Hit: "Heavy Is the Head", a collaboration with Chris Cornell, became their first #1 on Mainstream Rock. It's also a great deal heavier than anything else in their already varied catalog.
  • Creator Backlash: Zac Brown disliked the fact that "Toes" had to be censored for radio. His co-writer didn't mind.
  • Executive Meddling: According to Brown, he gave The Lost Trailers permission to record "Chicken Fried" way back in 2006 (before the ZBB broke out) on the condition that they not release it as a single. But someone at the Trailers' label ignored his request, which promptly led to Zac demanding that the label pull it.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: "Zamily".
  • Name's the Same: Their song "Free" entered the country charts literally the same week that another song by Jack Ingram titled "Free" fell from the charts.
    • In 2015, a group named A Thousand Horses debuted on the charts. Their guitarist? Zach Brown.
  • Network to the Rescue: Atlantic Records picked them up for distribution rights partway through the run of "Chicken Fried". However, they later switched to RPM Entertainment, and reverted to just their own label for The Grohl Sessions before moving again to Big Machine for Jekyll + Hyde, and again to Elektra for Welcome Home.
  • The Pete Best: Very early in the band's history, Marcus Petruska and Tim Ussery were the drummer and guitarist, with Joel Williams soon replacing the latter. Petruska and Williams are credited on The Foundation, but promotional material was already crediting Chris Fryar and Coy Bowles as members (along with Clay Cook).
  • What Could Have Been: ZBB very well could've never broken through had The Lost Trailers' version of "Chicken Fried" not been pulled.