Zac Brown and the Zac Brown Band performed to a spirited sold out crowd Saturday night at Philips Arena. This marked the second year in a row that the ZBB played on New Year’s Eve at the downtown venue. They were joined by the following artists from Zac’s Southern Ground Artist label: Blackberry Smoke, The Wheeler Boys, Nic Cowan, Sonia Leigh, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Dugas and Levi Lowrey. The ZBB lineup consists of Zac Brown (vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, guitar, vocals), Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums) and Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals). The ZBB has toured throughout the United States, including a slot on the 2009 and 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival. They have also recorded four studio albums, and charted eight Number One singles on the Billboard country charts: “Chicken Fried”, “Toes”, “Highway 20 Ride”, “Free”, “As She’s Walking Away”, “Colder Weather”, “Knee Deep” and “Keep Me In Mind”, in addition to the single “Whatever It Is,” which peaked at number 2 on the same chart.
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out online photo gallery. What did you think of the show?
What is your favorite ZBB song? Which of the Southern Ground artists do you enjoy?