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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2009
Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" Sells Over One Million Copies
Zac Brown Band's debut single "Chicken Fried" has sold over 1,000,000 copies to date and this week received its official RIAA Gold certification for surpassing 500,000 sales. "['Chicken Fried' is] a bouncy, insanely catchy front-porch jam that feels as familiar as the lyrics 'jeans that fit just right'" (Memphis Commercial Appeal).
As one of 2008's most played country singles, "Chicken Fried" has made its mark on the charts.
- #1 on Billboard's Hot Country for two consecutive weeks
- Top 20 hit on Billboard's Hot 100
- #1 iTunes Top Country Songs
- #2 Amazon MP3 Downloads for Top Country Songs
- #9 iTunes Top Ringtones All Genres
Zac Brown Band is also nominated for Top New Vocal Group by the Academy of Country Music Awards. This year the fans will vote to decide the winner. Fan voting is open at GACTV.com until Thursday, March 5 at 5 p.m. ET. The winner of this category will be announced March 9, and will move on to compete in a brand new Academy of Country Music Awards category, Top New Artist.
"Chicken Fried" is available on the band's major label debut 'The Foundation' out now on Atlantic Records.