Starting out, even Zac Brown couldn’t have predicted his meteoric career trajectory. He was just a musician trying to test his limits and see how high he could fly. Now he is at the top of the ladder and millions of fans have queued up to buy Zac Brown Band tickets for his band’s performances all over the world. This is the story of a guy who dared to dream and is now living that dream.
His latest album, “Welcome Home” is a throwback to the type of music that put the band on the map in the first place. It is porch-rock at its best.
“We wanted it to be the most personal album that we’ve ever written. Normally, an album for me is just the collection of the best songs I have [at that time]. This is the first album that we set out to write a full album for a single project.” – Zac Brown
Early Days and Influences
Zac Brown got a guitar when he was just eight years old and that led to him learning how to play the instrument. He began to learn classical guitar but after around two years, he suddenly made the shift to bluegrass.
Zac Brown was inspired by the legendary James Taylor and he started to perform small gigs during his high school days. When he was just nineteen years old, he decided to hit the road and began to perform in the Southeast of the country. He had a drummer and his dog to give him company on that tour.
Who was to know that it was that road trip that would go on to become the foundations of the Zac Brown Band almost a decade later?
Breakthrough and Recognition
Zac Brown was playing almost two hundred dates a year by the time 2002 rolled into town. That early line-up of the band consisted of Zac Brown himself and Marcus Petruska. The former was on acoustic guitars and vocals, while Petruska was the bass guitarist. They came out with their first album to be released independently “Home Grown” in the year 2004.
Zac Brown Band’s first release under a major record label however was “The Foundation”, which was released on November 18, 2008. It turned out to be a big hit. The album brought them a Grammy for the “Best New Artist” and went triple platinum by virtue of it selling over three million copies in the United States. The Foundation also went to the second spot on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums and to number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200. Zac Brown Band then released their next album, “You Get What You Give” in 2010 and it went platinum in the US again.
Rise To The Top
Zac Brown Band’s next album was titled “Uncaged” and it was released on July 10, 2012. It received a lot of critical acclaim. AllMusic and Slant Magazine both gave it four stars out of five. On the commercial front, it went to the top of the US Billboard 200 on debut. It also went to the top of the Canadian Albums chart, thus becoming the first ZBB album to go to the top in the country. Uncaged has also been certified platinum in the US.
“Jekyll + Hyde” was their next album which hit the music stores on April 28, 2015. It went to the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 on its debut which made it ZBB’s third record to make it to the top of the Billboard 200. It also topped the charts in Canada. Jekyll + Hyde was certified gold in both the US and Canada.
Their latest album “Welcome Home” came out on May 12, 2017 and it went to the second spot on the Billboard 200 on its debut. The album however did better on the Top Country Albums and went to the top of the chart.
Zac Brown Band have solidified their place among the best in the business. They have won three Grammy Awards. They have also won two Academy of Country Music Awards and two CMT Music Awards in the process.
Zac Brown Band Concert Tickets
To promote their most recent record, ZBB hit the road once again for the “Welcome Home Tour.” The tour kicked-off on May 12, 2017 with a sold-out show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta. The tour is in full swing and Zac Brown Band tickets 2017 are in high demand. If you are a fan, then get your tickets because this is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss out on.