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Zac Brown Band - Southern & Country Rock Band ~ Biography


Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. Their latest gold-certified album JEKYLL + HYDE, out now on Southern Ground Artists/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records, marks the band’s third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation, and their 2013 project The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, the band has sold over eight million albums to date. The band has earned a historic series of fourteen #1 hit radio singles and became only the second artist to top both the country and active rock formats. “Homegrown”, the band’s first single off of JEKYLL + HYDE, earned the title of the “No. 1 most-heard song of 2015” according to Mediabase.

Zac Brown Band is set to kick-off the “BLACK OUT THE SUN” tour this May 19th at Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre. The band’s sixth headlining US concert tour follows on the heels of their largest North American Stadium Tour to date, which included two history making performances – a first ever sold-out, three-night run at Fenway Park, and the first-ever concert at Coors Field along with performances at Wrigley Field, Nationals Park, Citi Field, Comerica Park and Citizen’s Bank Park. Zac Brown Band is managed by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based artist and brand management company. The band is also represented by CAA, public relations firm Shore Fire Media and strategic digital marketing agency Girlilla Marketing.

When I was a kid, I had a room that was next to my bedroom at my parent’s house. Actually, it was part of the attic. It was my world and secret passageway into music and all things creative and awesome. The walls were filled with photos of my favorite bands, musicians, and skateboarders that had been ripped out of magazines and stuck to the wall with thumbtacks and Scotch tape. There was a hammock in this musical, isolation chamber that was filled with sleeping bags and old pillows. I would sit in the hammock and listen to music everyday

Hello, Internet. This is awkward so I’ll make it quick.
I was born on April 20th, 1978 (send cash, not presents) in Atlanta, GA. Had a relatively simple, suburban upbringing. My interest in music was a little out of the ordinary for most 5 year olds. I was actually PLAYING guitar by 7. While everyone else was playing video games, I was practicing scale fingers & chord changes. I am still good at Techmo Bowl though.

Where to start… I have been playing drum set and percussion instruments as far back as I can remember. I think I was probably banging inside my mother’s womb until she could stand it no more and said “you’re out of there” like an umpire in a baseball game. But on a serious note, from the day I was born I heard many different styles and rhythms of music due to the love my parents have for music. My mother is Puerto Rican/American and my father is Cuban/American. I clearly remember my mother always singing beautiful Puerto Rican melodies to us all the time when we were growing up. She loves to sing..

Music has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. While my parents didn’t play any instruments, they would always have music playing around the house and anytime we were in the car. The Police, Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and many more were all shaping my musical taste from an early age.

“I hit things! That’s what I do. I guess it makes me one of the most laid-back people I know. I suggest you try it…hitting drums, that is! When you see me onstage with a smile on my face, it’s because I LOVE what I do.

I was born in November of 1970, and according to my mom, I was an easy-going, laid-back, happy child. She also claims that I was singing and banging on pots and pans at a very early age…but I don’t really remember any of that.

Howdy, folks. John Driskell Hopkins here. I was born in San Antonio, Texas on May 3, 1971 at Lackland AFB and I was raised in Gainesville, GA. (Go Big Red)

I have been singing since I could talk. Like a lot of us who grew up in the South, my earliest musical experiences were in the church choir. Choir was a great place to gain a real understanding of vocal harmony and musical structure.

Hello everyone. My name is Matt Mangano and I play the bass. I’m honored to be the newest member of Zac Brown Band. Having been the director of Southern Ground Studios, I’ve been around the gang for a few years, so it already feels like home. Since you may not know me yet, I’ll share a little bit about myself.

I was born May 12, 1976 in Visalia, CA, the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. My parents raised my two sisters and I well, and have always been supportive of my musical journey. At a young age, I was exposed to my dad’s Martin guitar and my grandmother’s baby grand piano, both of which I now have in my home. When I was 10 years old, I learned to play the saxophone and the guitar. As a freshman in high school, in order to join the school’s Jazz Band, I learned to play the bass. I’m thankful for my years in the high school band. Our instructor, Mr. Dennis Bettencourt, provided a safe and nurturing environment for us to explore our musical abilities. I feel that music education is very important and should be promoted in schools.

Band members
Zac Brown – lead vocals, guitar, banjo, bass guitar (2002–present)
Jimmy De Martini – fiddle, guitar, mandolin, backing vocals (2004–present)
John Driskell Hopkins – bass guitar (2005–2014), guitar, baritone guitar, ukulele, upright bass, banjo[33] (2014–present), backing vocals (2005–present)
Coy Bowles – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, guitar (2006–present)
Chris Fryar – drums, percussion (2008–present)
Clay Cook – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, guitar, pedal steel guitar, backing vocals (2009–present)
Daniel de los Reyes – percussion (2012–present)
Matt Mangano – bass guitar (2014–present)

Studio albums
Far from Einstyne (2004)
Home Grown (2005)
The Foundation (2008)
You Get What You Give (2010)
Uncaged (2012)
Jekyll + Hyde (2015)

2014: The Great American Road Trip Tour
2015: Jekyll + Hyde Tour
2016: Black Out The Sun Tour.

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