Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Bud Shootout Gets "Chicken Fried"

It's official. The Zac Brown Band will be the featured performers at this year's Budweiser Shootout. Rather fitting - consider one of the band's most singable lyrics involves "cold beer".

The group - which consists of bandleader Zac Brown, bassist John Hopkins, violinist Jimmy De Martini, guitarist/organist Coy Bowles, drummer Chris Fryar and multi-instrumentalist and song writer Clay Cook – will perform three songs prior to the Shootout on the Pre-Race Stage as well as the National Anthem, all of which will be carried live on FOX Sports.

Plus, after the checkered flag waves, Zac Brown Band will perform a 60-minute post-race concert from the Sprint FANZONE Entertainment Stage.

This won't be the first time the group has performed during a NASCAR race weekend. They played the Talladega infield on Halloween night 2009 - in what may have been the muddiest musical bash of the year.

Zac Brown Band, whose latest No. 1 hit is “Toes,” are nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best New Artist, Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Album. In 2009, the group captured two fan-voted honors – Top New Vocal Group at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year at the CMT Awards for “Chicken Fried” In addition to four Country Music Association and three American Music Award nominations in 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Great Band. Great choice for the Budwiser Shootout!