Zac Brown Band Impacts Rock Radio
March 30, 2015 at 10:43 AM (PT)
Up until recently, JOHN VARVATOS/BIG MACHINE/REPUBLIC RECORDS artist ZAC BROWN BAND were best known as multi-Platinum Country superstars, but now you can add Rock Radio to the band's list of chart conquests. Currently, the #1 Active Rock song on MEDIABASE might belong to the FOO FIGHTERS "Congregation," but the song feature's DAVE GROHL's good friend ZAC BROWN on guitar and vocals.
That's not all. The ZAC BROWN BAND's latest single "Heavy Is The Head" from their upcoming album "Jekyll + Hyde" not only feature's SOUNDGARDEN's iconic Rock singer CHRIS CORNELL, but is already a Top 10 Active Rock track that is making a run to the top of the Rock charts.
So just how did one of Country music's superstar bands suddenly become such a hot Rock band? REPUBLIC RECORDS EVP/Promotion CHARLIE WALK said, "ZAC BROWN is a modern American icon. Given the incredible power of both ZAC and his latest body of work, we have been able to launch a successful multi-format campaign that only ZAC can pull off."
REPUBLIC RECORDS SVP/Rock Formats RON CERRITO said, "This may be ZAC BROWN BAND's first single on Active Rock radio, but the Active audience knows them well. Add the iconic voice of CHRIS CORNELL and we have an active charted song at #36 on the Shazam Future Hits chart. You don’t see that every day."
CUMULUS MEDIA EVP/Content & Programming JOHN DICKEY has long been a big fan of the ZAC BROWN BAND, saying, "None of this should come as a surprise. Formats are finding ZAC and not the other way around. ZAC is Rock/Country/Americana and Folk, rolled-up. Wherever ZAC decides to focus his talent, he will succeed."
The ZAC BROWN BAND's national stadium tour kicks off MAY 1st in NASHVILLE, but will also include an historic three-night run at FENWAY PARK in BOSTON. They'll also make history when they reach DENVER in JULY as ZAC BROWN BAND becomes the first band to ever play the city's COORS FIELD.
Check out their full 2015 tour dates here.