The Zac Brown Band are kind of like the jam band of the commercial country music world. They wrote a hit song (“Chicken Fried”) before they got signed, and developed a following on the road before CMT ever caught wind. They’ve played Bonnarro and opened for the Dave Matthews Band. And like that aforementioned band, popular demand keeps bringing them back to SPAC summer after summer.
This year, the band won a Grammy for Best Country Album with Uncaged. To wit, Brown called the disc “your basic country-Southern rock-bluegrass-reggae-jam record.”
Zac Brown Band will play SPAC (Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs) on Saturday (Aug. 31) at 7 PM. Tickets are $40-$79. Call 584-9330 for more info.