Zac Brown is an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician who has been in the music industry for more than two decades. He is most famously known for his band, Zac Brown Band, and his solo country album, The Foundation. In addition to his music career, Zac is also a philanthropist and an advocate for various causes.
Early Life of Zac Brown
Zac Brown was born on July 31, 1978, in Atlanta, Georgia. He began playing guitar and writing songs at a young age and was drawn to the sounds of blues and country music. Zac attended the University of West Georgia, where he studied business marketing and music. After graduating, he formed a band called “Home Grown” in 2002 and released an album of the same name.
Music Career of Zac Brown
In 2008, Zac Brown released his first solo album, The Foundation, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum. The album spawned four hit singles, including the Grammy-winning “Chicken Fried”, which was the band’s breakthrough hit. Zac Brown Band has since released six studio albums and numerous chart-topping singles.
In addition to his solo and band work, Zac has also collaborated with a number of artists, including Jason Mraz, Alan Jackson, and Kid Rock. He has also made appearances on TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Philanthropic Work of Zac Brown
Zac Brown is an active philanthropist and advocate for various causes. He is the co-founder of Camp Southern Ground, a camp for children with developmental differences. He has also been involved in charities such as the Special Olympics, Musicians on Call, and the Red Cross.
In addition, Zac is an environmentalist and has partnered with organizations such as the Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club to help protect the environment. He is also a supporter of the USO and has made numerous visits to US troops overseas.
Zac Brown has had a successful music career over the past two decades, and his philanthropic work and advocacy have made him a respected figure in the music industry. His passion for music and giving back to the community is something that will continue to inspire fans for years to come.