Zac Brown Band to Perform at MerleFest 2011
Zac Brown Band 2011
Back by popular demand,
Grammy®-Award winners Zac Brown Band's first major label release, the double-Platinum The Foundation, was one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009. It was the first major label debut album in 18 years to yield five No. 1s, including "Chicken Fried" and "Free," and helped the band win a Grammy for "Best New Artist." The band's second major label studio album, You Get What You Give, was released on September 2010, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, and has already been certified Gold by the RIAA. The first single from the album, the No. 1 "As She's Walking Away" (with Alan Jackson) earned the band their second Grammy. The band's extensive touring schedule last year included an exciting performance at MerleFest 2010.
Zac Brown Band will appear on Thursday evening along with Corb Lund, Town Mountain, Scythian, Del McCoury Band and Randy Travis. Thursday night's programming is sponsored by Window World. The complete lineup of performers will join host Doc Watson on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of "traditional plus" music-a term Doc coined to describe the unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music and expanded to include Americana, country, "plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play," Doc explained.