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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2008
Zac Brown Band Embarks On Spring/Summer Tour
Zac Brown, a Georgia native and rising singer/songwriter/guitarist, will take his band on a national tour this spring and summer. Appealing to country, rock, reggae and bluegrass fans alike, the Zac Brown Band performs over 200 shows a year, including opening slots for The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, B.B. King and Etta James. This spring he continues on the road in support of ZZ Top, Sugarland and Travis Tritt. Fans are applauding Brown for his vivid storytelling, powerful voice and unique charisma.
Raised north of Atlanta in Dahlonega, Ga., Brown is the second-youngest of 12 children. He began playing guitar in his teens in bars outside Atlanta where he built up an arsenal of over 1000 cover songs. In his early days playing out, he would challenge his audience to stump him with a request for a song he did not know. It was during this time that Zac met Jimmy Demartini and John Hopkins - the fiddle player and bass player respectively - who would ultimately be the start of the Zac Brown Band, which Brown considers a second family. In the years to follow, the Zac Brown Band sold over 20,000 CDs and developed a fan base which landed them in the top ten unsigned artists in the southern rock and country charts on MySpace.
Brown attributes his success to his decision not to be easily categorized. "Music industry executives would ask me what genre my music was, and the fact that it didn't fit into any was always a big stumbling block for them. But I've held out, and realized that my music doesn't need a category. It comes from a real place, and that's what people identify with."
UPCOMING ZAC BROWN BAND TOUR DATES 2008:
May 1 The Dame Lexington, KY
May 2 Exit Inn Nashville, TN
May 3 The Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
May 15 House of Blues w/ Travis Tritt Myrtle Beach, SC
May 16 Balloon Fest Roanoke Rapids, NC
May 17 Balloon Fest Roanoke Rapids, NC
May 21 The Social Orlando, FL
May 23 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
May 24 Windjammer Isle Of Palms, SC
May 25 Windjammer Isle Of Palms, SC
May 26 Windjammer Isle Of Palms, SC
May 29 Verizon Wireless Music Center w/ ZZ Top Birmingham, AL
June 5 CMA Fest Riverfront Stages Nashville, TN
June 6 Bamajam Music & Arts Festival Enterprise, AL
June 7 Chastain Park Amphitheatre w/ ZZ Top Atlanta, GA
June 8 Harborfest @ Town Point Park Norfolk, VA
June 14 Lake Martin Amphitheater Alexander City, AL
June 27 County Stampede Manhattan, KS
July 4 Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Houston, TX
July 5 Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic Houston, TX
July 21 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
August 9 Duluth Amphitheatre on the Town Green Duluth, GA
September 13 Riverfest Decatur GA
October 10 South Carolina State Fair Grandstand w/ Sugarland Columbia, SC
October 11 Carolina Crossroads Outdoor Amphitheatre w/ Sugarland Roanoke Rapids, NC
October 12 Reaves Arena w/ Sugarland Perry, GA
For more information on Zac Brown, please contact Rebecca Shapiro or Elizabeth Lutz at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171.