Members: Coy Bowles, Zac Brown (b. July 31, 1978), Clay Cook (b. April 20, 1978), Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar (b. November 22, 1970), John Driskell Hopkins
Background: Brown was born in Cumming, Georgia, the eleventh of twelve children. He learned how to play classical guitar when he was seven. He played at local venues as a teenager, performing pop and country covers. He quit school after 9/11 to follow his dream of a music career. He formed the Zac Brown Band in 2002, started his own record label in 2003, and opened a music club in 2004.
Discography: The band released its first album, "Far from Einstyne," in 2004, and then another album, "Home Grown," in 2005. But their first nationally released album was "The Foundation," which was picked up by Atlantic Records and sold nationally in 2008. They released their fourth album, "You Get What You Give," in 2010.
Grammy Awards: Wins - Best New Artist (2010); Best Country Collaboration ("As She's Walking Away" w/ Alan Jackson, 2011)
Academy of Country Music Awards: Wins - New Vocal Duo or Group (2009); Vocal Event ("As She's Walking Away" w/ Alan Jackson, 2011)
CMA Awards: Win - New Artist (2010)
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