Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson at BamaJam 2012

Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson and Many More at BamaJam 2012, Day 2! After we had to deal with the big storm that blew through on Day 1 of BamaJam 2012, we were ready for a fresh start on Day 2! Luckily for us, there weren’t any other big hiccups the rest of the weekend, and the second day full of music and fun turned out great! Not only did we get to see the likes of Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band live and in person, but we also discovered a lot of new and upcoming talent that we just can’t get enough of! Southern Ground Took Over! They could have easily renamed that second day of the festival “Southern Ground Artists” Day. This is Zac Brown’s label, and they basically just took over the Ram Stage for most of the day. We got to check out folks like Levi Lowrey, Nic Cowan, and Sonia Leigh, all with an amazing amount of talent and passion. The thing I love about the Southern Ground artists is that it is clear they are in it for the music and not the fame or fortune. This gives their songs a realness that you don’t get from just anyone. I look forward to hearing more from the all of these guys (and girl)! Another high point for the day was getting to meet Casey James and then check out his set. You’d think that after Idol fame, and a few years in the business James might be a little weathered at this point. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth…he was ready to meet with fans and press in good humor and with a smile on his face! He even teased me a little for almost falling over (I’m clumsy…and the ground wasn’t stable!). My appreciation for Casey just continued to grow while watching him perform. He is a really great live performer and his music sounds just as good (if not better) live as on his record. Three Unforgettable Performances! As great as it always is to meet fresh and up and coming talent though, I was basically blown away by the next three acts we saw on stage…this being Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Ronnie Milsap is nothing short of amazing. His tunes are classic, but he performs them as if they just released yesterday! Besides the music though, I was really entertained by the commentary Milsap shared throughout his set. He took his time to introduce each of the band members, chatted about their music and records they are releasing, and the way he did it was just really funny, like he had all the time in the world. I guess you spend as much time on stage as he has, and you just kind of stop worrying about the schedules and the huge crowds and just kind of do your thing. Continuing the iconic country music artist theme…Alan Jackson took the stage not Continue reading

Goin’ Places That I’ve Never Been

HaleighT & MissMolly Are “On The Road Again.” As you read this, myself (HaleighT) and MissMolly are traveling down the highway…destination: BAMAJAM! This is the first time I will have ever been to this music festival and I cannot tell you how excited I am! There will be three days jam-packed of live music and I will be soaking it all in and getting things done! We have some interviews lined up that I am beyond excited about and we hope to run into some readers, as well as gain plenty more! If you are going to be at this magical place, do both of us a favor (me and you) and come and find me! I will be checking in daily, so if you have Twitter make sure and follow (@HaleighT_CMNB, @MissMollyCMNB, @CountryMusicNB)! Doing so will give you exciting updates of our adventure and I promise you, IT WILL BE EXCITING! For those of you that I just convinced to attend, get your tickets now!!!! =)

Zac Brown Band Festival In Nashville

Zac Brown Band Is Bringing Their “Southern Ground Music & Food Festival” To Nashville. The Zac Brown Band is bringing their “Southern Ground Music & Food Festival” to Nashville in September on Friday the 21 and Saturday the 22. The event will be held at The Lawn at Riverfront Park. Zac Brown Band is scheduled to perform both nights and other performers will be announced soon! Sounds like a great time to me! Good food, good music…what else do you need??

Zac Brown Band No Hurry Video

Zac Brown Band Releases Video for Single, No Hurry. Zac Brown Band is a great example of a group that is phenomenal live, and so, it is fitting that their last couple of video releases have featured concert footage, latest release “No Hurry” included! The video mixes up this concert footage with some behind-the-scenes style shots of the band cavorting around, providing fans a glimpse inside the ZBB way of life. Paired with the I’m-not-gonna-worry-about-it message of the lyrics, we get a pretty good idea of what exactly that way of life entails, and it looks pretty dang fun to me. Check it out below, and see if you agree! Watch No Hurry Here!

2012 ACM Fan Jam

2012 ACM Awards Fan Jam Will Feature New Artist Nominees! As you already know the 2012 ACM Awards are coming up just around the corner (Sunday, April 1st!), and in the lead up to this all-star award show event the Academy of Country Music is making sure that fans have plenty to do for the weekend in Las Vegas (because otherwise its a pretty boring place, right?). A huge part of this is the ACM Fan Jam which this year is headlined by Sugarland and hosted by the Zac Brown Band! The ACM just announced that all three of the 2012 New Artist of the Year nominees will be performing this year’s fan jam! This includes fan favorites Scotty McCreery, Hunter Hayes and Brantley Gilbert. Click here to see a complete list of nominees! The 2012 ACM Awards will air LIVE at 8pm on CBS! The fan voted awards show will be hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton! Click here to vote!

Zac Brown’s Label Offers New Album

Zac Brown’s Label To Release New Compilation Album. Besides being a great cook, and oh yeah, the lead of ZBB, Zac Brown also has his own record label, Southern Ground Artists, and this label has a new compilation album coming out on April 21st. The album, Free Southern Ground Artists Compilation, Vol.2, is being released to honor Record Store Day 2012, and will be available in 350+ indie music stores across the US. Additionally, you can snag a copy at the ACM fan jam. Check the complete track listing below, its a pretty good round-up! Free Southern Ground Artists Compilation, Vol.2 Complete Track Listing. 1. One More Day (Live) – The Wood Brothers 2. Hard Headed – Nic Cowan 3. Another Day – Dugas 4. Wherever We Break Down – Levi Lowrey 5. Bar (Barroom Radio Mix) – Sonia Leigh 6. Leavin’ – The Wheeler Boys 7. Everybody Knows She’s Mine – Blackberry Smoke 8. No Hurry (Live) – Zac Brown Band

Southern Ground Music & Food Festival

Great Music and Fabulous Food…Sounds Like An Awesome Weekend To Me! Today marks the start of one weekend that I am very sad to be missing! The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival begins today, Friday, October 21 and ends Sunday, October 23 in Charleston, South Carolina. This 3-day event will be full of fabulous food and even better music! The Zac Brown Band will be featured as the main act each night! Tonight, the first night, they will be doing a special cover set which is more than likely going to blow fans away! The event is sponsored by Jack Daniels and Landshark Lager and is sure to be one of the IT festivals this fall! You can find more info at www.southerngroundfestival.com, including some pictures of previous festivals! The celebrity chefs on staff are Rusty Hamlin, Sean Brock, Mike Lata, RJ Cooper and David Guas. The featured artists are Levi Lowrey, Trigger Hippy, Blackberry Smoke, Warren Haynes Band, My Morning Jacket, Clay Cook, The Wood Brothers, Brett Dennen, Steel Pulse, Fits and The Tantrums, Train, Nic Cowan, Sonia Leigh, The Del McCoury Band & Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band. If you haven’t got tickets, it is not too late!

Takin’ a Break with HaleighT-Country Music News Ep6

Chris Young, Justin Moore and Zac Brown Band Dominate This Weeks Episode! This week HaleighT is discussing the best and newest country music videos! This just happens to feature Chris Young’s “You”, Justin Moore’s “Bait A Hook” and Zac Brown Band’s “Keep Me In Mind”. Check in and hear what HaleighT likes, what she doesn’t, and if you agree! Whether or not you’re on board, don’t forget to comment below, and let us know what you think!

Zac Brown Band Keep Me In Mind Official Video

Zac Brown Band Releases Video for ‘Keep Me In Mind’ Zac Brown Band‘s new video for “Keep Me In Mind” has an optimistic out-on-the-road-wind-in-my-hair vibe. It utilizes live concert footage in an awe inspiring outdoor amphitheater, road shots of motorcyclists doing their thing on the highway, and behind the scenes-esque footage of the band and associates. It’s a well put together compilation that, although it doesn’t match up with the story in the lyrics, does pair well with the instrumentals of the song. Take a minute and check it out! “Keep Me In Mind” is one of the 14 tracks off of ZBB’s You Get What You Give album released in 2010. Watch ZBB’s “Keep Me In Mind” Here!

CMT Artists Of The Year

CMT Reveals Their Artists Of The Year. CMT will honor Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley as the top artists of the year. CMT Artists Of The Year will premier December 13 at 9:00pm ET/PT and will last 90 minutes. The honorees were chosen by ranking them based on the following criteria: sales (physical albums, digital albums and single downloads); country radio airplay based on spins; concert grosses as a headliner or co-headliner; and activity on cmt.com (video streams, searches, and artist page views). The rankings were then compiled to identify the leading performers across the four categories cumulatively. Congratulations to the 5 acts that will be celebrated in early December! Here is a video of Darius Rucker and Adele singing “Need You Now“, Lady Antebellum’s #1 hit at 2010’s CMT Artists Of The Year ceremony. Antebellum were 2010 winners as well as Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band. Tags: Need You Now (with Adele) – Artists of the Year, Darius Rucker, Darius Rucker Videos