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Zac Brown Band Announces New Member & Tour!

Zac Brown Band kicks off ‘The Great American Road Trip Tour’ in May, introducing ZBB’s new, eighth member Matt Mangano on bass. The tour announcement comes on the heels of ZBB selling out a two-night stand at Fenway Park without any support acts — a feat only accomplished by four other bands (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, The Police and The Rolling Stones).

Often praised for their “unparalleled musicianship” (VH1), which earns the band standing ovations at every awards show they play, ZBB’s latest musical expansion will see long-time ZBB bassist and vocalist John Driskell Hopkins playing different instruments. Already known to “electrify with ear-grabbing vocals” (Billboard), Hopkins will continue to sing and play bass, but take on guitar, baritone guitar, ukulele, upright bass, and banjo in the band.

ZBB fans will recognize Matt Mangano from on-stage guest performances over the years and from his studio work on The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 and Uncaged. Mangano was even a featured guest player on the band’s first live CD/DVD release Pass the Jar… in 2010. Before playing with Zac Brown Band, Mangano toured as a guitarist with John Mayer and performed with singer/songwriters Darrell Scott and Dave Barnes.

Of the new line-up, Zac Brown said: “We’re always growing as musicians and challenging ourselves to bring new things to our fans. Hop is an amazing talent and I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve got coming for the live show.”

The band’s latest project The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 was produced by Dave Grohl and released on Zac’s own Southern Ground Artists label. The “genius” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) collaboration “embodies the best of all parties involved” (NY Times). To date, Zac Brown Band have earned three GRAMMY Awards, sold over 6 million albums and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles.

Grammy-winning country artist Kacey Musgraves will be joining Zac Brown Band as support on four dates this summer. Musgraves previously performed at the band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in 2013.

Zac Brown Band – ‘The Great American Road Trip Tour’:

5/24 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena – on sale now
5/29 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – on sale now*
5/30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – on sale now*
5/31 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre – on sale now*
6/01 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre – on sale now*
6/05 – Orange Beach, AL – The Amphitheater at the Wharf – on sale now
6/06 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – on sale now
6/07 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood – on sale now
6/12 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion – on sale now
6/13 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center – on sale now
6/14 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center – on sale 4/18
6/19 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center – on sale now
6/20 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center – on sale now
6/21 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium – SOLD OUT
6/22 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live – on sale now
6/27 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park – SOLD OUT
6/28 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park – SOLD OUT
7/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater – on sale now
7/10 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center – on sale 4/18
7/12 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion – on sale 4/18
7/13 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center – on sale now
7/16 – Paso Robles, CA – Midstate Fair – on sale now
7/20 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena – SOLD OUT
8/02 – Camrose, Alberta, Canada – Big Valley Jamboree – on sale now
8/04 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip – on sale now
8/09 – Detroit Lakes, MN – WE Fest – on sale now
8/15 – Endicott, NY – Dick’s Sporting Goods Open – SOLD OUT

* With Kacey Musgraves

Additionally this summer, Zac Brown Band joins a few festivals! Check out the rest of ZBB’s tour dates here.

CMA Fest 2014 Music Line-up Announced!!!!


The wait is over, the headlining acts for this year’s CMA Fest at Nashville’s LP Field have been announced, and it doesn’t get any bigger than this! Taking the stage June 5th-8th are Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw.

Official days and times of each artist are still pending!  Stay tuned for even more great artists to be announced!


Who’s going to CMA Fest this year?

Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and ZBB and More to Join Doobie Brothers on Brand New Album

Doobie Brothers

Four-time Grammy winning band the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald are teaming up with country’s biggest stars including Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft, and more to be announced for an album of all-new recordings of the Doobie Brothers’ biggest hits. Releasing later this year on Sony Music Nashville, the album was announced during last week’s Country Radio Seminar at Sony Music Nashville’s annual, invitation-only show aboard the General Jackson Showboat, which treated radio, media, and industry VIPs to a surprise performance by the Doobie Brothers collaborating with album stars Paisley, Evans, and Young.

The album has come together organically over the last few months with artists picking their favorite Doobie songs and recording them with the Doobies. Many of the artists have performed Doobie Brothers songs live in concert, and Sony Music Nashville label head Gary Overton’s first live concert was a Doobie Brothers show in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1972.

Overton shares, “Seeing the Doobie Brothers perform all those years ago was such a thrill for me. I loved their sound, and the enduring appeal and influence of the Doobies runs deep. Artists have been telling me how excited they are to be a part of this project, and that alone speaks volumes about the amazing heritage of music that the Doobie Brothers have created.”

As durable as American steel, Northern California’s four-time Grammy winning Doobie Brothers sound has become part of America’s musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on “American Idol,” and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock. They continue to write and record new material and tour the world, boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, all while breaking new creative ground. In 2011, the band marked a new chapter, filming a CMT Crossroads special with superstar Luke Bryan, and appearing for the first time ever on the Grand Ole Opry. Their relationship with Nashville continues to unfold with this new project.

Hunter Hayes, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry Say Goodbye Yellow Brick Road


Hunter Hayes, Zac Brown Band and The Band Perry will appear on the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Elton John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, covering “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Grey Seal” and “Harmony,” respectively. The project will be released March 25 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon here.

Your ACM Award Nominees Are…….


Nominations were announced today for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Fans will again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s. As previously announced, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year. These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the 3 nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

ACM Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

ACM Male Vocalist of the Year:

Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

ACM Female Vocalist of the Year:
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

ACM Vocal Duo of the Year:
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

ACM Vocal Group of the Year:
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

ACM Album of the Year:
Based On A True Story…, Blake Shelton
Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
Here’s To The Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves
Two Lanes Of Freedom, Tim McGraw

ACM Single of the Year:
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw f/Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker f/Lady Antebellum

ACM Song of the Year:
“Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” Gary Allan
“I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert
“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker f/Lady Antebellum

ACM Video of the Year:
“Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry
“Blowin’ Smoke,” Kacey Musgraves
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw f/Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert
“Two Black Cadillacs,” Carrie Underwood

ACM Vocal Event of the Year:
“Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton f/Pistol Annies & Friends
“Cruise (Remix),” Florida Georgia Line f/Nelly
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw f/Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker f/Lady Antebellum
“We Were Us,” Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert

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