Wednesday, October 29, 2008
– With a hit single seemingly out of left field, the Zac Brown Band's 'The Foundation,'" a collection of 12 songs, drops Nov. 18 on Atlantic. The band has a hit single with Chicken Fried."
The Zac Brown Band's sound is equal parts country, bluegrass, southern rock, pop and reggae. Produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, George Jones), 'The Foundation' features Whatever It Is, a love ballad, Toes, an ode to the pleasures of beach life; and Free.
Zac Brown Band performs upwards of 250 dates a year and has played more than 3,000 shows in their career and shared the stage with bands such as Sugarland, Alan Jackson, Los Lonely Boys, The Allman Brothers, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top and Etta James.
"Zac Brown Band is a self-made American success story," said Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. "They've built up a phenomenal grassroots base with music that cuts across musical boundaries and walks of life to speak to the hearts of people everywhere. They are the perfect band for our times, with the songs, the musicianship, and the power to become a major presence. I am thrilled to welcome Zac Brown Band into the Atlantic family, and we are looking forward to joining forces to take their career to new heights."
Zac Brown Band is singer/guitarist Zac Brown, fiddler Jimmy De Martini, bassist John Hopkins, guitarist/organist Coy Bowles and drummer Chris Fryar.