Zac Brown is the true definition of southern country music. He has been making music ever since he was a young boy growing up in Georgia. Now, after years of touring and managing his own band, he's hitting it big with five consecutive #1 singles and a variety of awards, including the Grammy for Best New Artist -- a rarity for a country band.
At the age of 7, Zac first learned to play classical guitar. Throughout his teenage years, he played at local venues. In college, he formed a band and even began recording, but they soon broke up. In 2001, he reevaluated his life and decided to drop out of school to focus exclusively on music. He created his own record label, currently named Southern Ground, then officially formed the Zac Brown Band and began touring extensively. In 2006 they produced their first album, "The Foundation," which was picked up by Live Nation Records.
In 2008, Atlantic Records took over the album, and their first single shot to #1. The next four singles they released all topped the charts. They received a number of nominations, including three Grammy nods -- winning one of them. Now, they've just released their latest album, "You Get What You Give," and stopped by the show to perform their single, "As She's Walking Away."