Zac Brown Band to Perform in Super Bowl ConcertBy: Brian Powell - December 19, 2013
Since the Zac Brown Band hit the big stage in 2009, success and acclaims have become a routine part of life. The band has produced 9 number one singles on the Billboard charts from its 5 albums and has also been nominated for 55 awards from the Grammys, Country Music Television, Country Music Association, American Music Awards, and the Academy of Country Music, taking home 8 awards total. It is the latest news from the Zac Brown Band that has affirmed its national status as one of the best bands today.
That news, of course, is that the Zac Brown Band will be a featured band at the Bud Light Hotel concert series preceding this year’s Super Bowl. The Bud Light Hotel concert series will be held from January 30 through February 2, the day of the Super Bowl.
The Zac Brown Band will perform on Super Bowl’s Eve and will share the stage with rock legend Dave Grohl and his band, the Foo Fighters. This will not be the first time the two bands have teamed up. Just last week, the Zac Brown Band released its second EP, entilted The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1. As one can properly guess, the album has something to do with Dave Grohl.
That something is the fact that Dave Grohl actually produced the Zac Brown Band’s latest EP, something Zac Brown was and is terribly excited about: “Dave is a musical genius. It’s been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we’ve been able to create together.”
The Zac Brown Band and the Foo Fighters will not be the only bands playing the Bud Light Hotel concert series. On January 30, The Roots will help to get the party started (No, Pink is not joining them.) with “The Roots Present Hip Hop NYC,” an event featuring other artists such as Busta Rhymes and RUN DMC. The next night, Bud Light will host, “Pandora Presents,” with leading act Imagine Dragons. To finish the festivities, Bud Light will invite Fall Out Boy and country star Jake Owens to the stage to kick-off pregame festivities.
“We’ve brought together a world-class lineup of concerts that features some of the biggest names in the industry – including Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and The Roots – and pays tribute to New York City’s impact on music and culture. With the help of our amazing partners, EA SPORTS, Pandora and Pepsi, this year’s Bud Light Hotel will stand apart as one of the premier destinations for Super Bowl week entertainment,” stated Rob McCarthy, vice president of Bud Light.
If anything is certain pertaining to this year’s Super Bowl, it’s that the musical acts will be far better than those geriatric acts featured post-Janet Jackson nipple slip (acts which have included Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Who, and Bruce Springsteen).
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