On his way to a show in Augusta this week, burgeoning Atlanta country star Zac Brown seemed more enthused about being able to “spend some time with my babies” than his band’s first Academy of Country Music Awards win.
Maybe, in part, because the Zac Brown Band was crossing its fingers for the top new artist prize it was in the running for this past Sunday — and “Dancing With the Stars” hoofer/looker Julianne Hough won it. (The fan-generated ACM award the band did get – top new vocal duo or group – was announced last month).
But you get the sense that the road warrior, husband and father of 1- and 2-year-old girls – with another baby on the way – just knows to cherish his rare moments at home.
“The awards were a lot of fun,” Brown told us. “Definitely a learning experience about the industry. …But it was kind of nice to have some time to see my babies. I’ve been gone for three weeks. That was my celebrating.”
And there was more to celebrate than the ACM.