Zac Brown Band

Zac BrownVocals2002-
Jimmy De MartiniFiddle2004-
John Driskell HopkinsBass guitar, guitar2005-
Coy BowlesGuitar, keyboards2006-
Chris FryarDrums2008-
Clay CookMulti-instrumentals2009-
Daniel De Los ReyesPercussion2012-
Matt ManganoBass guitar2014-
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  • The country/folk band is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where frontman Zac Brown was born in 1978.
  • They gained notoriety with the 2008 single "Chicken Fried," an earlier song re-recorded for their major-label debut album The Foundation. It would be the first of many #1 country singles.
  • Before joining Zac Brown, multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook was a member of The Marshall Tucker Band. Before that, he was part of a duo called the Lo-Fi Masters with John Mayer. He also co-wrote songs for Mayer's debut EP, Inside Wants Out, and his debut album, Room For Squares.
  • They won Best New Artist at the 2010 Grammy Awards, the third country act to win the award (behind Carrie Underwood and LeAnn Rimes).
  • One of the earliest members of the band was Zac Brown's dog, Pete. Between high school and college (University of West Georgia), Zac went on a Southeast tour with a drummer and took Pete along.
  • The video for their 2013 single "Sweet Annie" contains snippets of footage from Coy Bowles' wedding.
  • Zac Brown wed Jewelry designer Shelly in 2006 after being introduced by a friend. They had five children together: son Alexander and daughters Joni, Georgia, Lucy and Justice. The couple announced in October 2018 that they were separating after 12 years of marriage.
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