Zac Brown Band with special guest, Gabby Barrett
September 10, 2021 at 7:30pm
American Family Insurance Amphitheater - Summerfest Grounds
Tickets available here.
Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning group led by front man, Zac Brown along with Jimmy De Martini (violin), John Driskell Hopkins (guitar), Clay Cook (guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Coy Bowles (guitar), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass guitar). Since their debut, Zac Brown Band has developed a reputation with critics and fans alike as one of the most dynamic live / studio acts, marked by strong musicianship and a creative range that defies genre boundaries. The New York Times said it best when they described the band’s work as “a huge amalgam of soft rock, country-rock, hard rock, heavyish metal, big band music, bluegrass and, yes, a touch of electronic music,” in their official review of the band’s JEKYLL + HYDE.
Most recently, Zac Brown Band announced their long-awaited return to the road, with 2021’s “The Comeback Tour.” Arriving on the heels of a monumental year of live performances in 2019, playing to over three quarters of a million fans, the new tour represents an ethos of shaking the dust off after falling down and celebrates the collective resilience of our community, giving fans an opportunity to stage their comeback. Kicking off on August 5 in Holmdel, NJ and will include tour stops in cities including Denver, Boston and Charlotte. The tour concludes in Nashville, TN on October 17. In May, the band also performed their first-ever livestream performance event from the renowned Southern Ground Studios, in partnership with Sessions Live.
In June 2020, Zac Brown Band released their single “The Man Who Loves You The Most,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart. Written, recorded and produced while in quarantine, Zac Brown first debuted the heartfelt track on John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” in May to surprise a bride for a sweet father-daughter serenade during a couple’s virtual wedding. The beautiful, harmonious ballad is a tribute to this special bond, bringing joy and light during a difficult time. In July 2020, the band followed up with their latest single, “You and Islands,” a breezy song on blissful island time to bring positivity and provide escapist melodies, just in time for summer. Most recently, Zac Brown Band collaborated with the renowned Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning country music band Shenandoah on their first all-new album in 26 years, with the release of the lead single, “I’d Take Another One of Those.”
In 2019, Zac Brown Band released the highly anticipated and dynamic sixth studio album, The Owl, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Country Albums, Independent Albums and Digital Albums charts, and No. 2 on theBillboard200 Chart. Featuring intricate melodies and dynamic vocal arrangements the group has long been known for, while also exploring new sounds through unexpected collaborations, The Owl marks Zac Brown Band’s most personal and genre-defying album to date. The album name is inspired by the lore surrounding the great horned owl, which can see perfectly at night, making it a reliable guide, even during dark times. The Owl earned early praise for its previously released songs including “Someone I Used To Know”, which won the 2019 CMT Award for Group Video of the Year, “Leaving Love Behind” which Billboard called “poignant” and “gorgeous,” “Need This” dubbed a “new party jam” and “undeniable banger” by Rolling Stone and veteran tribute “Warrior,” which Rolling Stone also applauded for its “infectious tribal drumbeat” and “rousing lyrics.”
Earlier that year, the band extended their Fenway Park sellout venue record with back-to-back sold out shows during “The Owl Tour” stop in Boston, marking their eleventh consecutive sold-out show at the famed venue. The tour was Zac Brown Band’s third consecutive national tour over the course of one year, coming on the heels of Zac Brown Band’s “Down The Rabbit Hole Live Tour,” with the second leg ending in April 2019.
Throughout their career spanning over a decade, Zac Brown Band has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and five consecutive albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. To date, they have sold more than 30 million singles, 9 million albums, amassed more than 9.3+ billion catalog streams and have achieved 15 No. 1 radio singles. They are the second act in history to have topped both Country Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs charts. They took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart during their 2015 collaboration with the late Chris Cornell on “Heavy is the Head.”
The band released their debut major-label studio album, certified 5x platinum, The Foundation, in 2008 featuring their hit debut single, “Chicken Fried.” Since then, the band has released five studio albums (You Get What You Give, 2010;Uncaged,2012;JEKYLL + HYDE, 2015;Welcome Home, 2017;The Owl,2019), two live albums (Live From Bonnaroo, 2009;Pass The Jar,2010), a greatest hits compilation (Greatest Hits So Far, 2014), and an extended play produced by Dave Grohl (The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1., 2013).
In 2013, Zac Brown Band became a three-time Grammy Award-winning musical act when they accepted the honor for Best Country Album (Uncaged), following their previous wins for Best New Artist in 2010 and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 2011for their song “As She's Walking Away (feat. Alan Jackson).” Another standout achievement among the band’s extensive list of accolades is their 2016 acceptance of the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award in Washington D.C. for their musical achievements and commitment to philanthropic causes.
Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. Recently crowned the ACMNew Female Artist of the Year,Barrett is set to perform and vie for Single of the Year (“I Hope”) at the 56thACM Awards airing April 18 on CBS. Scoring previous CMA, CMT and American Music Awards nods, named Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2020, an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, included in Variety’s 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report, and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Music, Barrett proves why she’s “the face of Gen-Z Country” (HITS). Her meteoric 5X PLATINUM debut “I Hope” was the most-streamed Country song of 2020, highlighted as one of the Best Songs of the year by the Associated Press and Billboard, and winning CMT’s 2020 Breakthrough Video of the Year award, simultaneously cracking the Top 3 on Billboard's all genre Hot 100 chart. Reigning atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 27 weeks, “I Hope” was also the first debut single by a solo female artist to top the Country radio charts since 2017 and made her the youngest artist with a #1 debut at Country radio in over two decades. Adding to over 1 BILLION+ global streams, her top-streaming LP Goldmine includes the 4-week Hot AC #1 crossover version of “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth – which earned the iHeartRadio Titanium Award for reaching over 1 BILLION radio spins and was named one of Rolling Stone's best Pop and Country collaborations of 2020 - alongside current Top 5 PLATINUM single, “The Good Ones.”