Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Zac Brown grew up in Dahlonega, GA, and performed as a solo artist for a number of years before founding the Zac Brown Band in Atlanta in 2004, the group's initial members also including John Hopkins (bass) and Jimmy De Martini (fiddle), with Coy Bowles (guitar, organ) and Chris Fryar (drums) joining later. The group tours extensively, and has opened for the Allman Brothers Band, Etta James, B.B. King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, Sugarland, Travis Tritt, and ZZ Top. The Zac Brown Band self-released their debut album, Home Grown, on December 16, 2005. Live from the Rock Bus Tour followed on January 3, 2007. The group's third album, The Foundation, was released in 2008. The live Pass the Jar, recorded at a performance at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, was released in 2010. Also arriving in 2010 was the studio follow-up to The Foundation, You Get What You Give, which featured new songs that the band honed on the road.