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The Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band

So I’m watching the Grammy’s with El Padre, and the Zac Brown Band comes on.  “I want to say these guys are from Athens,” he says.  Really, I’m not watching the Grammy’s unless some chick comes out in something skimpy – I’m buried in spreadsheets (and loving every minute of it, sadly).

“Huh?  Who is this?  Zac what?”  Turns out they are from Atlanta.  Huh.  They played some pretty good country, which was way better than the crappy arrangement Stevie Nicks and Taylor Swift just performed.

Atlanta has gotten to a place where we regularly represent at the Grammy’s.  Usher is on right now, T-Pain was performing with Jamie Foxxxxxxxxxx, and Decatur’s Keri Hilson was nominated for Best New Artist.  I’m sure there are more Atlanta folks involved, but certainly it says something about our place in the music industry when I can’t even be bothered to try and count it all up, right?

3 Comments so far

  1. Stephanie (locaboca) on February 1st, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    I was very happy when they won Best New Artist…just hope the curse doesn’t get them.

  2. amber (unregistered) on February 1st, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    While Taylor Swift’s performance wasn’t very good at all, Butch Walker (also from Atlanta) was great playing the banjo for her.

  3. Stephanie (locaboca) on February 1st, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    I did a double take when I saw Butch backing up Taylor on the banjo. Marvelous 3 and Butch Walker’s solo stuff are still in heavy rotation on my iPod. He’ll always be part of the backbone of the Atlanta music scene to me.

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