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Dec 2

Zac Brown Band to Release Dave Grohl-Produced Album December 10

Zac Brown Band to Release Dave Grohl-Produced Album December 10

Zac Brown in the studio with Dave Grohl. Photo Southern Reel.

Zac Brown Band will release The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 on Zac’s own Southern Ground Artists label through iTunes December 10. The project was produced by Dave Grohl, lead singer and founding member of the band Foo Fighters, and prior to that, drummer in the ’90s band Nirvana.

The Grohl Sessions Vol 1 includes the traditional ZBB lineup as well as Grohl on drums and Oteill Burbridge on bass, and features the first studio recording of “Day for the Dead,” which the band performed with Grohl on the CMA Awards.

“Dave is a musical genius,” Zac Brown said. “It’s been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we’ve been able to create together.”

The band has released a behind the scenes look at the making The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1. Watch it below: Continue Reading

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Oct 31

Watch Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie” Music Video

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Zac Brown Band photo by Cole Cassell, courtesy of Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records.

Zac Brown Band cordially invites fans to be a part of the wedding of the band’s Coy Bowles and his beautiful bride, Kylie, in their new music video, “Sweet Annie.” The video follows the band and their family and friends throughout the gypsy fantasy land ceremony and into a fun-filled reception that wraps with a 200ft slip and slide.

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“There was a lot of planning that went into this wedding, and a lot of hard work on many people’s efforts,” Coy said. “The sun and weather could not have been more perfect. Kylie, my wife, really out did herself creatively on the vibe and look of the wedding. She had a vision of what she wanted the wedding to look like. With the help of others, including Shelly Brown who designed her dress, we were really able to pull of this relaxing, gypsy fantasy land of a wedding.

Watch Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie” music video below:

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Oct 22

CMA Awards Announce All-Star Collaborations

CMA Awards Announce All-Star Collaborations

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” is pulling out all the stops as some of music’s biggest names come together to perform at the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on ABC on November 6 at 8/7c.

Among the all-star collaborations set to take place are Taylor Swift taking the stage with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; Zac Brown Band performing with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl; and Hunter Hayes performing with Jason Mraz. Additionally, Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to George Jones, who passed away in April. Continue Reading

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Oct 4

Scotty McCreery Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Scotty McCreery Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Scotty McCreery photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

There is a new No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown this week! Scotty McCreery tops the chart with his latest video, “See You Tonight.” Kellie Pickler and Chris Young make up the rest of the Top 3 while Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s new video, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” has an impressive debut, coming in at No. 4 on the countdown.

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Plus, host Nan Kelley headed to downtown Nashville for the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival! Between great music and food, Nan chatted with the host of the event, Zac Brown Band, as well as their friends and musical guests, Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band, Jason Mraz, Grace Potter, The Stellas, Lennon & Maisy and more. Miss the premiere? Check the schedule for more airtimes!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos, photos and more! You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes, and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Scotty McCreery – “See You Tonight”
  2. Kellie Pickler – “Someone Somewhere Tonight”
  3. Chris Young – “Aw Naw”
  4. Kenny Rogers w/Dolly Parton – “You Can’t Make Old Friends”
  5. Keith Urban – “Little Bit of Everything”
  6. Kelly Clarkson – “Tie It Up”
  7. Miranda Lambert – “All Kinds of Kinds”
  8. Thompson Square – “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking”
  9. Billy Currington – “Hey Girl”
  10. Cassadee Pope – “Wasting All These Tears” Continue Reading

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Oct 4

Top 20 Heads to the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Top 20 Heads to the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival hosted by Zac Brown Band

Top 20 Country Countdown’s Nan Kelley catches up with Zac Brown Band, hosts of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville. Photo by Nicki DeCroce.

It’s all about good food and great music on Top 20 Country Countdown this week! Host Nan Kelley heads to downtown Nashville for the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival to chat with the host of the event, Zac Brown Band, as well as their friends and musical guests, Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band, Jason Mraz, Grace Potter, The Stellas, Lennon & Maisy and more.

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After 15 straight weeks at No. 1, Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again” music video has been retired, making room for a new No.1. Who will it be? Tune in tonight at 8/7c for this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Apr 30

CMA Music Festival LP Field Tickets Sell Out at Record Rate

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A view of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2011 CMA Music Festival. Photo by Bennett Farkas, courtesy of the CMA.

Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are officially sold out six weeks in advance of the June 6-9 festival. With high demand for four-day ticket packages, single night tickets will not be available for LP Field concerts.

“Tickets to LP Field sold faster than ever, but the good news for our fans is if you didn’t get a ticket for LP Field there are nine other entertainment and music stages, plus special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said. “And with the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into the new Music City Center – which we have dubbed Fan Fair X – local and regional residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of our most popular artists.” Continue Reading

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Apr 23

Zac Brown Band Announces Lineup for Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Nashville

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Zac Brown Band photo by Cole Cassell, courtesy of Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records.

Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival will return to Nashville’s Riverfront Park on September 27-28 with an all-star lineup. ZBB will perform along with special sit-in performances by Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty, Jason Mraz and more. Also on the lineup are Willie Nelson & The Family Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, The Head and The Heart and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with more artists to be announced.

In addition to two evenings of music, the festival will offer fans a selection of food from some of the world’s best chefs. Tickets for the festival go on sale Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CST at www.southerngroundfestival.com. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive VIP Lounge Tickets and Front Porch Stage Tickets as well. Continue Reading

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Apr 18

Road to the Ram Jam Raises $181,731 for Charities

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Photo courtesy of PFA Media.

The Ram Truck brand wrapped up its Road to the Ram Jam all-star country music series, raising $181,731 for charities with the auction of each participating artist’s Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck. The series ended with Easton Corbin’s truck raising $37,101 for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, which honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country through college scholarships for their children.

As a part of the Road to the Ram Jam series, five artists, Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, Zac Brown Band and Easton Corbin, received a one-year lease on a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn truck. The trucks were auctioned off beginning in late January, with all proceeds benefiting a charity of each artist’s choice. Continue Reading

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Apr 18

Stagecoach Country Music Festival Set for April 26-28

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Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Stagecoach Country Music Festival is set to return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California April 26-28. Forty-five acts will take the stage, including Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and Connie Smith. Besides music, there are also several family-friendly events and plenty of food options.

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Fans attending the festival will have the chance to learn leather crafting and jewelry making with Vintage Bruja Designs, meet Charlee, the only talking horse in captivity, play games with the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council and enjoy a petting zoo, among many other activities. Continue Reading

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Apr 9

GAC Album Review: Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories Volume II

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Alan Jackson’s 2013 album, Precious Memories, Volume II.

Alan Jackson’s 2006 Gospel album Precious Memories was originally intended as a private Christmas gift for his mother. However, at the urging of friends and family, he released the collection and immediately found that it resonated profoundly with the public. Precious Memories went on to sell more than a million copies in the US alone, and now seven years later, Alan has made a second volume available with 11 new recordings.

For Precious Memories Vol. II, which is in stores now, Alan looked to the original list of song choices that made up Vol. I. “Denise [Alan's wife] and I had made a list of 30 to 40 songs to do for that first album,” Alan says in a press release. “We had so many that we didn’t get to, I thought we’d go in and do a few more just the same way – heartfelt and simple.”

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